Sunday, October 13, 2013

From the Recipe Box: Pumpkin Tarts and An Update

Wow, time has really gotten away from me.  It’s been a month since my last post!!
Life has been busy…my job and yes, I’ve been very busy in the sewing room too.  However, most of what I am working on is either a gift or an experiment for a gift so I won’t be able to share photos just yet.

I am happy to report that I have TWO quilts at the long arm quilter’s and one more will be going this week J

Knitting needles have been humming also…again, gifts so no pictures yet.

I thought I would pop in and share a recipe that I found on a butter box.  Yep, I’ll try recipes from ANYWHERE… do you do that, too?

This one sounds labor intensive but it is really super easy!

I hope you try it and like it!

Pumpkin Tarts

Preheat oven to 375o

For the topping:
¼ cup       all-purpose flour
¼ cup       brown sugar, firmly packed
¼ cup       pecans, finely chopped
2 Tbs         butter, softened

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Set aside.

For the Crust:
¾ cup       butter, softened
6 oz            cream cheese, softened
1 ½ cups  all-purpose flour

Combine the butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl, beat at medium speed until well mixed.  Add the flour and beat until it forms a dough.

For the Filling:
14 oz. can     sweetened condensed milk
1 ¼ cups      pumpkin (I had to use canned)
1                     egg
1 tsp              pumpkin spice

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.

Divide the dough into 36 pieces and place each piece into an ungreased mini muffin pan cup.  Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of the cups.

Add approximately one tablespoon of the filling to each cup and sprinkle with the topping.

Bake for 25 – 28 minutes

Yields 36 tarts (I make 24 at a time because I only have one tart pan)

Smells wonderful

Can you smell them?


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Carol said...

Oh my word...those sound delicious! Yes, I think I can smell them...YUM!

Donna said...

These do look yummy!! I think I can smell them here too :)

tink's mom said...

The leaves are falling, the temp is dropping and by golly I can smell pumpkin cooking. All's right with the world.

Sheila said...

They look delicious Jeanna. Love your pyrex :)

Vicky Hunt said...

Hmmm.....these do look tasty! I am not a pumpkin fan, but may have to try these for a pumpkin bake-off kindergarten teachers and pre-k teachers are having on parent teacher conference day this Thursday. I have another super simple recipe picked out but if I have time, I might make these instead! Thanks for sharing and enjoy! Have a wonderful week....Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Tammy said...

Wow, they look delicious. I bet your house smelled fantastic!!

Anne said...

They do look good, Jeanna. Are they all gone? :o)

Unknown said...

Oh yes Jeanna, I can smell those lovely little tarts - they look scrummy. Glad to hear you are busy with the knitting needles :) x

Abby and Stephanie said...

Yum! I can not only smell them but would love one with my morning tea. I love the scents and tastes of Fall. Thanks for sharing.

Three Sheep Studio said...

These pumpkin tarts look amazing.
Making them this week. ;)
(and I bet they make the house smell yummy.)
Eager to see what you have been working on !

andsewon said...

Sounds really good! Our nieces are pumpkin lovers. So this may have to go on our baking list for them!

Linda H said...

Ooooh, these sound SO yummy. I think I can smell them from here...

Candace said...

Oh, these look so darned good, Jeanna! Yes, I have made many wonderful recipes from the back of boxes or cans! I see you do it the old fashioned way - no "power" tools! I'd give myself an extra tart just for that ;>)

moosecraft said...

Mmmmm... these sound heavenly!

Carrie P. said...

can't wait to see your quilts.
looks like a yummy recipe and yes, I try recipes from anywhere too.