I know, I know, fall is over and we are all moving on to Christmas, but I just have to share just one more pumpkin recipe 😛
If you’re like me, entertaining is much more than just having people over and eating food. A big part of entertaining is the presentation and atmosphere created. To ensure it all comes together beautifully, small bite sized foods are perfect for hosting a dinner party. Putting an assortment of foods together allows guests to try a little of this and a little of that while mingling and working the room.
This year Thanksgiving dinner was hosted at my parents house and I was in charge of desserts and tablescape! With 14 people attending, I made two different desserts, Warm Apple Crisp and Mini Pumpkin Pies. Both were a hit and easy to make, I highly recommend filing away this semi-homemade dessert recipe for next year!
- 8 oz package of Cream Cheese
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 package Pillsbury Pie Crust
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- Pam non-stick spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Roll each pie crust onto a floured surface and use a round cookie cutter (or small bowl) to cut 12 (3 inch) rounds
- Spray the muffin pan with non-stick spray
- Place cut pie crusts into each muffin pan
- Separate the yolk from one egg, and place the egg white into a small bowl and the yolk into a different bowl
- Beat the egg white until slightly frothy, and brush the edges of each mini pie crust with egg white
- Add the remaining 2 eggs into the bowl with just the yolk and scramble together
- Mix the softened cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice into the eggs to make a smooth filling
- Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the filling into each crust
- Bake in the oven until the crust edges are golden brown and the filling is set, about 20 minutes
- Allow to cool before eating – Enjoy!
If you’re entertaining – try the Hipster Cocktail Party station on Pandora, it has a wide variety of music perfect filling in the gaps of the natural ebb and flow of the night while hosting a dinner party.
What’s your go-to for recipe or playlist for entertaining?