Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Custard Tarts

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I wanted to give everyone a new dessert to think about instead of Pumpkin Pie. I found this cute custard recipe that just sounded so simple yet at the same time so elegant, my husband and I did make a few changes to the original recipe that we think made it even more extra special.

1 - Envelope Unflavored Gelatin
4 Tsp. - Cornstarch
3/4 Tsp. - Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/8 Tsp. - Salt
1 Tsp. - Cinnamon
1 - 15oz. Can - Pumpkin Puree
1 - 12oz. Can - Evaporated Milk
2 - Eggs (beaten)
1/2 C. - Sugar
2 - Molasses Cookies Crumbs
12 - Graham Cracker Tart Shells

In a large saucepan combine the gelatin, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in pumpkin and evaporated milk then let stand for 5 minutes to soften gelatin. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture bubbles: cook and stir for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat then gradually stir 1 cup of the hot mixture into eggs; return all egg mixture to the saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat for another 2 minutes. (Do not boil) Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Place 1 ½ tsp. of the cookie crumbs into the bottom of each tart shell then fill the shells with the custard. Place into the fridge to chill for 6 – 24 hours.

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Coleen's Recipes said...

What a fun alternative. Great photo.

Sonya said...

What an excellent alternative!!! can you bleieve they dont sell graham crackers over here? I Im going to look for another item to use and try it. I am not a pie crust making girl yet.

Leslie said...

these are darling! I love anything mini

George Gaston said...

I aways like to serve desserts in individual servings ~ that way your guest feels special. So, I am definitely going to try your great recipe over the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks

Cathy said...

Yummm, this does sound delicious. And using the littlel premade tart shells takes so much work out of dessert preparation.

Jessica said...

I like making smaller tarts or cupcakes. They're easier to eat and plus, they're so cute!

Grace said...

the simple presence of those molasses cookie crumbs has redeemed pumpkin pie in my eyes. what a nifty addition!

teresa said...

i love small things like this, because then i don't feel guilty eating more! they are so cute and look SO yummy!

Cheryl said...

Just ate one, very very yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

They are so cute!

Nazarina A said...

This is a must do during the season.You have outdone yourself!

Anonymous said...

Mary Beth those look amazing!!

Thanks for the recipe and happy Monday!

marla said...

These tarts look great! Will be linking back to them later today :)

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