Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pack big pumpkin flavor into bite-sized pastry shells so you can enjoy pumpkin pie on the go.

YIELDS

18 bites

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

Pie Filling

  • 1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 1/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

Crust

Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray mini muffin pan with non-stick spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together unbleached flour and sea salt. Using a pastry blender cut in the butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of water over part of the mixture; gently push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon of remaining water at a time, until dough is moistened. Form dough into ball.

On a lightly floured surface, flatten the ball of dough with hands. Roll out pie dough and cut with a 3 to 3 1/2-inch round cutter. Press circle dough pieces into each muffin opening.

Pie Filling

In a large mixing bowl, stir together pumpkin, sugar and spices. Blend in egg whites until combined. Stir in evaporated skim milk and water.  

Fill crusts 2/3 full with pumpkin pie filling. Bake 10 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan 3 to 5 minutes. Lift out with an offset spatula and cool on wire rack.