Pumpkin Pie Bites: A Fusion of Pumpkin and Ginger

Emma

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The allure of Pumpkin Pie Bites is hard to resist, especially during festive seasons. These bite-sized treats combine the classic charm of pumpkin pie with the zesty zing of ginger, offering a unique taste experience that’s both familiar and refreshingly new.

Why Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites?

There’s something incredibly heartwarming about pumpkin pies. Their creamy texture, combined with the rich flavors, makes them a favorite. On the other hand, bite-sized desserts have their own appeal – they’re fun, easy to serve, and perfect for gatherings. By merging these two favorites, we get a dessert that’s not just delicious but also super convenient. Whether it’s a holiday dinner or a cozy evening with family, these treats are sure to be a hit.

Ingredients for the Treats

  • Ginger Cookie Dough: While there are many brands out there, for this recipe, we recommend a well-known brand or even a homemade ginger cookie dough for that authentic taste.
  • Pure Pumpkin Puree: Ensure it’s the pure form and not the pie filling variant.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Remember, it’s different from evaporated milk.
  • Eggs: Preferably large.
  • Spices: The classics – cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, with a hint of salt.

Crafting the Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites

  1. Foundation First: Begin by pressing the ginger cookie dough into a cake pan lined with parchment paper.
  2. The Filling: In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and the spices. For a smooth consistency, an electric mixer is your best friend.
  3. Layering: Gently pour the pumpkin mixture over the cookie dough base.
  4. Baking: Place it in the oven and bake until you see a beautiful golden-brown hue on the edges.
  5. Serving: Once baked, let it cool down. Then, slice and serve!

Insider Tips

During a family gathering, I introduced these treats, and while initially met with skepticism (especially from my dad), they were an instant hit! In fact, they disappeared so quickly, I had to make a mental note to prepare a bigger batch next time.

If ginger isn’t to your liking, don’t fret. This recipe is versatile. You can switch out the ginger cookie dough for other flavors like sugar cookie, snickerdoodle, or even chocolate. The possibilities are endless!

Serving Suggestions

These treats are a star on their own, but if you’re planning a grand meal, pair them with dishes like glazed ham, roasted turkey, or mashed potatoes. And if you’re in the mood for a dessert spread, add in some Dutch apple pie, pecan pie, or a classic cheesecake.

  • Ginger Cookie Mix: While homemade is always best, if you’re short on time, there are some great seasonal mixes available.
  • Pure Pumpkin Puree: Always opt for 100% pure pumpkin for the best flavor.
  • Non-Stick Baking Pans: A good quality pan ensures even baking and easy release.
  • Pumpkin-themed Serving Platter: It’s all about presentation!
  • Festive Apron: Because why not get into the holiday spirit while baking?

In conclusion, the Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites are more than just a dessert; they’re an experience. A delightful blend of two favorites, they promise to be the star of any gathering. So, why wait? Dive into this recipe and let the magic unfold.

FAQs

  1. Can I use homemade gingerbread cookie dough?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite recipe.
  2. How long can I store the leftovers?
    • They’re best consumed within 3-4 days for optimal freshness.
  3. Can I freeze the Pumpkin Pie Bites?
    • Yes, ensure they’re stored in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  4. What’s the difference between pure pumpkin and pumpkin pie mix?
    • Pumpkin pie mix contains added spices and sweeteners. Always use pure pumpkin for this recipe.
  5. Can I add other spices to the mix?
    • Of course! Feel free to experiment with cloves, allspice, or even a dash of vanilla.

For those who adore pumpkin desserts, don’t miss out on the Libby’s Pumpkin Bread recipe. Perfectly moist with a blend of autumnal spices, it’s the ideal treat for any pumpkin enthusiast. After indulging in the Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites, give this beloved bread a try. It’s sure to become a favorite!

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Pumpkin Pie Bites

Savor the delightful combination of creamy pumpkin filling atop a gingerbread cookie base with our Pumpkin Pie Bites. These bite-sized desserts are the perfect fusion of two classic flavors, offering a treat that’s both comforting and refreshingly new.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 package of your favorite gingerbread cookie dough mix, prepared as directed (We recommend the Betty Crocker brand for its rich flavor)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) of pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 can (14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of ground ginger
  • A pinch (⅛ tsp) of salt

Instructions

  1. Begin by pressing the prepared gingerbread cookie dough evenly into the base of a 9″x9″ cake pan, ensuring it’s lined with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend together the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt). Use an electric mixer for a smooth, lump-free mixture.
  3. Carefully pour the pumpkin mixture over the cookie dough layer, spreading it evenly.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and position the baking pan on the center rack. Bake for approximately 60 minutes or until the center is set and the edges are slightly golden.
  5. Once baked, allow the Pumpkin Pie Bites to cool for about 20 minutes. After cooling, slice into bite-sized squares and serve.

Notes

The provided calorie count is an estimate. For precise nutritional information, it’s best to calculate based on the specific ingredients you use.

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 321 kcal

Keywords: pumpkin pie bites, pumpkin desserts, Mini Pumpkin-Ginger Treats

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