Pumpkin Tarts

Pumpkin Tarts

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"Recently, I was asked to bake for a wedding and asked if I could make this dessert. I was so excited when I realized this was a recipe I had been looking for, but had never found. I was thrilled at how awesome they tasted when you bite into them. How could they not taste good with all that cream cheese? When my friend came to pick up the tarts, she ate 4 before she ever left my house."
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2 h 25 m servings 313 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 313 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 190 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Make the pastry dough by creaming together 12 ounces of cream cheese with 1 pound of butter and the sugar in a large bowl until thoroughly blended. Mix in the flour, a little at a time, until the dough is workable. Cut the dough into 4 equal-sized pieces, roll the pieces into balls, and refrigerate until needed.
  3. To make the filling, mash 12 ounces of cream cheese with brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl until smooth and well combined; beat in eggs, one at a time, incorporating each egg before adding the next one. Mix in the pumpkin, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract until the filling is smooth.
  4. Cut each dough ball in half, and cut each half into 12 pieces (96 total pieces). Working in batches, press each small piece of dough into the bottom and up the sides of mini muffin cups. Fill the little crusts almost to the top with the pumpkin filling. Refrigerate unused dough until you need it to make the next batch.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is set and the crusts are lightly golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  6. Mash 1/2 cup of butter, the shortening, and 8 ounces of cream cheese together in a bowl until thoroughly combined, and mix in the confectioners' sugar and marshmallow creme until smooth and creamy. Spread or pipe the frosting onto the cooled tarts. Sprinkle each tart with a few chopped pecans. Refrigerate until serving.



this was......awesome!!! I was wondering what I was going to make some new things for halloween so I just decided to try this out today and i was amazing, it did not stay in my kitchen long :)

I made these for Thanksgiving and everyone raved about them. The recipe made 96 plus I had enough left over to make a full size pie. I brought the left overs into work and everyone loved them ...

Wow! So good! These were a big hit at my office Thanksgiving party. Next time I'll probably half the recipe though, but there definitely will be a next time!

These tarts take some time to make, but it's really fun to do! And delicious! I made them for a party, and people thought I had bought them. I plan to make them again this fall, and it will b...

Wow! Wanted to try something new for the holidays & this was perfect! Very simple but yet elegant!

I make these at least once a month. I make them gluten free by substituting rice flour for all purpose flour.

These are lovely and nicely impressive. Buy yourself one of those wooden tools that is large on one end and small on the other for making the little cups out of the dough. It worked very well ...

I've made these tarts a couple of times and everyone absolutely LOVED them! I've never been asked so many times for a recipe! They take quite a bit of time and are a little pricy to make, but ...

I really wanted to love these. I did like them but was a bit underwhelmed given the amount of time went into them. I just felt you could get a very similar result with fewer ingredients and in...