Scrumptious bite-sized pumpkin pies, spiced and baked to perfection, it’s the perfect autumn treat! Packed with all the delightful flavors of its larger counterpart, these moreish morsels are mouthwatering to behold! What is a Pumpkin Pie? Pumpkin pie is a dessert made from spice pumpkin custard nestled in a pie shell and baked. The delicious dessert is usually eaten in the fall season as the pumpkin is a symbol of the harvest. It is most popular on the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Facts About Pie
  • Pies can be dated back to 6000 BC in ancient Egypt where they ate pies made from oats, wheat, and honey.
  • The pumpkin pie was first eaten at a holiday on the second Thanksgiving of the pilgrims.
  • In 1644, pies were banned by Oliver Cromwell.
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day is December 25th
Origins Pies were introduced to the Americas by early pilgrim settlers of the Plymouth Colony in southern New England between 1620-1692. Back then, the pie was made without a crust. Instead, they spiced and stewed whole pumpkins, or filled hollowed pumpkin shells with a mixture of Pumpkin pulp, milk, honey, and spices. When This Should Be Eaten This delicate dessert has been a holiday favorite since the time of early pilgrim settlers, It was introduced on their first anniversary of Thanksgiving, and has since become a symbol of the Autumn and a classic staple of fall holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. This pie should be eaten as a snack or dessert, at dinner on festive holidays, or special occasions, or whenever you want. Best Served With Whipped cream and roasted nuts, chocolate or caramel peanut drizzle, and streusel toppings are just a few toppings that go exceptionally well with pumpkin pies. Have the festive treat with a tall glass of cold milk and your all set! Essentials Steps Dust with Flour– Before rolling out the pie dough, it’s important to dust both a clean surface and a rolling pin with flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Chill the Pie– Once the pies have been baked and cooled, they must be chilled in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This ensures that the internal temperature is completely cooled.   This Is How It’s Done! We preheated our oven to 350 degrees F, then use a cooking spray to grease the mini muffin pan. On a dusted surface, we rolled out the pie dough using a rolling pin (also dusted with flour) and cut out 24 disks, using a 3” cookie cutter. We pressed each disk into a muffin cup, ensuring to round the edges of the dough, then brushed the surface with eggwash. After combining the all filling ingredients to a smooth consistency, we spoon the pumpkin filling into each pie shell, nearing the top. This was then baked for 20 minutes until golden, transferred to a wire rack, and chilled for 30 minutes in the fridge once cooled, and topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice or cinnamon before serving. Why Should You Make This? This Pumpkin pie recipe is straight forward and easy to follow, prepping and baking can be done in just 45 minutes, which means you could be enjoying this flavorful treat in under an hour; and, the recipe yields 24 serving! The real question is, Why Shouldn’t You Make This? Terms Used In The Recipe Egg Wash– This is a beaten egg or eggs, that is sometimes mixed with milk or other liquids and use as in breading, or brushed onto pastries (like in this recipe) before baking. This gives the pastry a golden brown finish. Questions And Answers Q: What can I use instead of a cookie-cutter? A: A biscuit cutter can also be used to cut the dough circles. Q: What are 350 degrees Fahrenheit converted to Celcius? A: 350 degrees Fahrenheit in Celcius is 180 degrees. This pumpkin pie bites recipe is so simple, anyone could do it. it takes 30 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to bake, makes 24 servings, and it’s delicious! They’re small and cute, making them perfect little treats to spruce up any occasion!  
Yield: 24 Servings

Easy Pumpkin Pie Bites

Easy Pumpkin Pie Bites

Get ready for a taste of autumn with these scrumptious bite-sized pumpkin pies!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Ready-made pie dough
  • 1 cup cream cheese (8oz)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs (reserve 1 for egg wash)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a mini muffin pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Lightly dust a clean surface
    with flour and use a floured rolling pin to roll out the pie crust, then use a
    round 3-inch cookie cutter to make at least 24 dough disks (12 each from the 2
    crusts).
  4. Press each disk into a
    muffin cup and round the edges of the dough to resemble its larger counterpart.
    Use egg wash to brush the outer edges of the mini pie crusts.
  5. Beat the cream cheese and sugar using an electric mixer
    until smooth and creamy, add the two eggs one at a time, combining the first
    before adding the other.
  6. Combine the pumpkin puree with the mixture until blended, then stir in the pumpkin spice and vanilla.
  7. Spoon the pumpkin mixture into each mini pie shell close to the top and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden around the edges.
  8. Remove the mini pies from the oven, transfer them to a wire rack cool completely, then chill for 1/2 hour in the fridge.
  9. Use the whipped cream to top the pies and sprinkle on a little pumkin spice to garnish, then serve. These pies tend to shrink a little when cooled.


 

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