Sunday, October 20, 2013

MINI PUMPKIN TARTS

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This satisfying Pumpkin Mini Pie is the perfect size to snack on by itself or enjoy as an elegant finish to any meal.

I love making pie dough from scratch. It's really not that hard. This  crust was easy to handle and tastes good too. You can use canned pumpkin if you like the traditional thick texture and sweetness but I like  using fresh cooked pumpkin. It is not overly sweet and much lighter. You can freeze cooked pumpkin for many months so you can still make this pie whenever you want.

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MINI PUMPKIN TARTS
Yield    :    20 mini tarts

CRUST
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tsp salt
10 tablespoon  cold butter
4-5 tablespoon ice water
almond halves for garnish

FILLING
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 tablespoon sugar
5 tablespoon evaporated milk
1 tsp ground ginger
1.5 tablespoon corn flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

METHOD

Place  flour, sugar  and salt in a mixing bowl.

Using your fingertips,  quickly rub in the butter until  the mixture  resembles bread crumbs.


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Gradually add a tablespoon of ice water at a time, use your fingers to press the crumbs firmly together to form a ball of dough.

Wrap the dough in plastic,  chill for 30 minutes-1 hour.

For filling, combine sugar, cornflour, ginger and salt in small bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. 

Punch dough down, pinch dough into 1.5 in ball. Press each ball into  tart mold starting from the base, push the dough outward with your thumb, Trim away any excess dough.  Fill up  tart 3/4 full  with  pumpkin  filling.    Place almond pieces on top.  Preheat oven  @ 180C.


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Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are golden.

Allow to cool before serving.



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36 comments:

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious pumpkin tart love it.

Beena.stephy said...

Tempting dessert

Chandrani Banerjee said...

So cute and delicious yellowish tart. Very healthy also.

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Chandrani Banerjee said...

So cute and delicious yellowish tart. Very healthy also.

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My Event-SPOTLIGHT:"Festive Treat" .

Medeja said...

These tarts look really cute! And I think filling is really nice with hint of ginger :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent and lovely looking tarts. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Suja Manoj said...

Wow cute and yummy tart, perfect for this season..thanks for sharing.

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious mini tart, love hte filling n topping too...

Winnie said...

These are so beautiful looking!

mail4rosey said...

These are so perfect for Fall!! I'd love to serve these for company.

Asha Shivakumar said...

They look so sweet and gorgeous. Would be perfect on a holiday buffet.

Jennie said...

I love these! So cute!
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Midnight Cowgirl said...

They look so good :)

Judith Kowles said...

These look great!! Thanks for sharing them over at Mindful Mommy Mondays!!

Jess said...

These are super cute!

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Katerina said...

They sure look cute and I bet they were delicious too!

Linda Bouffard said...

Coming over from Confessions of a Plate Addict party. I love these little tarts! I think they are nicer than a pie, don't you? Linda

Marla said...

This sounds like a delicious dessert and what a great idea to have personal little pies. Love the idea and I will add this to my recipe list. I love anything made with pumpkin. Visiting from Linked Up Tuesday. Thanks for sharing.

Priya Suresh said...

Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful mini tarts..

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. The pumpkin tarts look so cute! I be they are yummy too.
Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

easyfoodsmith said...

Oct-Nov are the months when everyone is giving an ode to the pumpkin!
The tart sounds wonderful and delicious. I am finding the addition of ginger very interesting. I have yet to try dry ginger powder in my desserts.

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

These are as pretty in the cups as they are delicious looking! visiting thru DIY Dreamer party.

mail4rosey said...

I've come back to pin them. :)

Apu said...

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Rosita Vargas said...

Un tentador postre en mini muy rico,abrazos.

Finla said...

I lov epies and these look so good

Tiffany said...

These look yummy! Found you from Five Little Chefs link party

Britni Vigil said...

I just bought mini tart pans from Pampered Chef and have been wondering what to make with them. I think I've found my answer! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party.

Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

Katherines Corner said...

yum! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs!

Amanda Armstrong said...

Doh! I now want mini tart pans. Your fault :-)

Susan@Organized31 said...

Oh, yum! I am so in the mood for pumpkin pie now (and it's 11:15 pm!) Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

Chrissy Boerman said...

Yummy and super cute. I need little tart pans now. Off to the thrift store to find some, thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party

Jerri Holladay said...

Great looking tarts! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

These look so good. Thanks so much for the recipe and Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Emily said...

This sounds exactly like my mom's recipe, yum! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty

Melissa said...

These are so pretty and fun! Perfect for the upcoming Fall season! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty