Pumpkin “Poptarts”

Pumpkin! Yay pumpkin! I’ve been blogging for most of the afternoon. The window is open, my Pumpkin Chai Diamond Candle is burning, my coffee is warm, and I’m just typing away while my dog sits on the balcony enjoying the breeze on his cute little face. I’m not kidding, look:

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So I had a friend request me to make something for her so I decided to come up with a new recipe. I’ve been wanting to make pumpkin something and I decided I would make pumpkin “pop tarts.” They aren’t the pop-tarts with the 50 million grams of sugar and no real food in the ingredients, but they are little tarts you just pop into your mouth.

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It’s a very simple and easy recipe, too! Store bought refrigerated pie crust, pumpkin, cream cheese, pumpkin spice, and powdered sugar make up the tart itself with a yummy brown sugar glaze to compliment it. They aren’t too sweet and they go great with coffee. Doesn’t it just sound like fall? It does to me! Now it just needs to stay cold here in Oklahoma!

INGREDIENTS

  • Tart –
  • 1 box refrigerate pie crust
  • 1 C pure pumpkin
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2/3 C powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Glaze –
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a largeΒ baking sheetΒ with a Silpat.

2. In a bowl, beat the pumpkin and cream cheese until combined. Add in the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice until full incorporated. Make sure there are no lumps.

3. Roll out one of the pie crusts onto the Silpat and spread the pumpkin mixture out evenly. Unroll the second crust and lay it on top.

4. Using a square cookie cutter, cut out the pop-tarts and lay them out on the baking sheet. Use a fork and seal the edges shut. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Let them cool on the pan while you are making the glaze.

5. For the glaze: In a sauce pan on medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Add in the cream, vanilla, and salt and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Drizzle on top of the pop-tarts.

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