Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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!

Pumpkin Pie Fall Dessert

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Roll each pie crust onto a floured surface and use a round cookie cutter (or small bowl) to cut 12 (3 inch) rounds
  3. Spray the muffin pan with non-stick spray
  4. Place cut pie crusts into each muffin pan
  5. Separate the yolk from one egg, and place the egg white into a small bowl and the yolk into a different bowl
  6. Beat the egg white until slightly frothy, and brush the edges of each mini pie crust with egg white
  7. Add the remaining 2 eggs into the bowl with just the yolk and scramble together
  8. Mix the softened cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice into the eggs to make a smooth filling
  9. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the filling into each crust
  10. Bake in the oven until the crust edges are golden brown and the filling is set, about 20 minutes
  11. 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? 

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