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Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated pie dough
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FOR WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

45 minutes

Serves:

16

These precious little tarts are so easy to make. Just add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg to finish.

Why Try? With everyone concerned about overdoing it during the holidays, these mini tarts fill the bill. They work great for parties, snacks or gifts.

Foodie Byte: We recommend Grade B maple syrup. Grade B does not denote second-best. It's a darker syrup with a robust flavor that many cooks now use as their all-purpose syrup. It’s a little hard to find but well worth it.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Unfold refrigerated pie dough and let rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Using a 3″ biscuit cutter, cut out your 8 rounds from each pie dough disc.
  5. Press onto bottom and sides of ungreased mini muffin pan. Prick bottoms of tarts with a fork and par bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  6. Fill each tart with 1-2 teaspoons of pumpkin mixture. Bake 15 minutes, but watch carefully as they are much smaller and can darken easily.
  7. Cool slightly in the muffin pan. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Using a large plastic baggie, place whipping cream mixture into baggie. Clip a very small tip off of one of the corners.
  9. Squeeze a small circle on top of each tart and sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.
  10. FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING:
  11. Put your beaters and bowl you’ll be using to make the whip cream topping in the freezer for 30-45 minutes to make sure they are cold.
  12. Pour cream in the bowl and beat until the cream starts forming.
  13. Add remaining ingredients and beat until peaks form.

Nutritional Information

Calories 215, Carbohydrates 21g, Cholesterol 40mg, Fat 14g, Fat Calories 128, Fiber 0.73g, Protein 2g, Saturated Fat 7g, Sodium 188mg. Daily Values: Calcium 26.23mg 3%, Phos 18.37mg 2%, Copper 0.01mg 1%, Zinc 0.16mg 1%, Panto 0.1mg 1%, Biotin 0.89mcg 297%, Iodine 4.47mcg 3%, Magnesium 3.34mg 1%, Iron 0.2mg 1%, Vitamin B6 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Vitamin B12 1%, Vitamin D 2%, Vit E-a-Toco 1%, Vitamin A 50%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.