Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FOODIE TUESDAY: Mini Pumpkin Pie Brûlées Recipe & Seasonal Fun From Our Friends at Pepperidge Farm #recipe

Looking for easy, unique snacks for school lunches, Trick or Treat goodies beyond candy, and seasonal pumpkin desserts? Pepperidge Farm has some sweet ideas for you. Here at ChiIL Mama, Goldfish Crackers and Pretzel Goldfish are a school lunch staple. We've also been know to enjoy a Milano cookie... or two.

Seasonal pastry pleaser – Kick off  the crisp fall season with easy-to-make Mini Pumpkin Pie Brûlées. Simply fill Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups with a rich pumpkin mixture and bake until golden. Dress each cup up with a caramelized sugar round and they’re guaranteed to earn you that A+. (Full recipe included below)

PREP: 20 minutes
BAKE: 20 minutes
COOL: 20 minutes

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Spray 36 (1 1/2-inch) mini muffin-pan cups with vegetable cooking spray.  Beat the egg yolks, pumpkin, heavy cream, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk. 
  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 12-inch square.  Cut the pastry into 36 (2-inch) squares.  Press the pastry squares into 36 (1 1/2-inch) mini muffin-pan cups.  Spoon about 1 tablespoon pumpkin mixture into each pastry cup.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown and the filling is set.  Let the pastries cool in the pans on wire racks for 5 minutes.  Remove the pastries and let cool completely on the wire racks.
  4. Place the oven rack in the upper third of the oven.  Heat the oven to 450°F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Create 18 (2-inch) circles of sugar on each baking sheet, using about 1/4 teaspoon sugar for each circle. 
  5. Bake one baking sheet for 5 minutes or until the sugar circles are bubbly and a deep caramel color.  Let the sugar circles cool completely on the baking sheet on a wire rack.  Repeat with the remaining baking sheet.  Using a small metal spatula, remove the sugar circles from the baking sheets.  Press 1 sugar circle at an angle into the top of each pastry.

Snacks for everyone – Easy to carry, easy to eat, single serve Goldfish crackers in 20 count variety packs are a back-to-school must for lunches & Halloween parties too.

Sweet cookies, ready to serve – Pepperidge Farm Cookies make it easy to say hello to a new teacher or parent committee. Wrap of a few of your seasonal favorites – no baking required –  in small cellophane bags that match your school’s colors for an instant spin on the classic cookie basket. For an extra seasonal twist, use Pepperidge Farm Milano Pumpkin Spice cookies or Dessert Shop Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies!

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