First we need to make pumpkin pie mix. Now there is nothing wrong at all Ladies and Gents with buying an already thrown together pumpkin pie mix and skipping this first part. However as I mentioned before I love me some pumpkin pie and only homemade my way will do the trick.
We are going to need:
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature (Bakerella's calls for 8 ounces but I use four to cut down on the fat
and it works just a great.)
1/2 cup sugar (I use brown sugar only when making pumpkin anything)
1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs (only two go in mix, one is for washing the pie crust with egg white)
1 teaspoon vanilla (If you love vanilla like me don't be afraid. Go ahead and add a dash more)
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (Ok I use my own spice mix of cloves, honey and cinnamon but you do your pie however your Momma raised ya.)
Cookie cutter: heart shaped, round shaped, pumpkin shaped. What ever fits your moods Cupcakes.
|Now if you have a mixer this will be even easier for you. I am not The Princess of anything (except|
laundry. I totally rock out laundry) so I can't ever seem to justify spending a car payment on a mixer. :(
|Get ready to get your beat on! |
|My little Matryoshka Measuring cups I got from|
Bakeitpretty have a duel purpose today. They are going to be
my prefect size round cookie cutters to cut out the pie shells.
|Just press down and twist with your cookie cutter until you have an equal amount|
of circles. Remember you will need two circles for each pie pop. One for the back and one
for the front.
|Once I have the circles I like to line them up factory style and place the lolly-pop|
sticks in the bottoms circles. Just half way should be prefect.
|After I baked them at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes. They came out perfect. |
Don't worry about them being a little bubbly when you take them out they will
deflate a little while cooling.
|Now we have the pie pops and mini pies all baked and cooled we need to decorate Cupcakes!|
|I used a brown chocolate candy writer to decorate these. Bakerella|
drew pumpkin face on her mini pumpkin pies and those were cute too but I
wanted something a little more traditional for this Thanksgiving and little less
|Isn't pumpkin just the best invention ever.|