Mini Pumpkin Mascarpone Pies

Ordinary pumpkin pie turns extraordinary thanks to mascarpone cheese. Don't like mascarpone? Sub in cream cheese to keep the creamy middle.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
eggs
3
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1
container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese or 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Unroll both pie crusts. Using upside-down 4-inch mini pie pan as template, cut 4 crust rounds about 1/2 inch larger around than pie pan. Place 1 crust round in each of 4 (4-inch) mini pie pans.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat pumpkin and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs, pumpkin pie spice, salt and lemon juice; beat until well blended. Add mascarpone cheese; beat until smooth. Divide mixture evenly among crust-lined pans.
  • 4 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely before serving, about 45 minutes. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Unroll both pie crusts. Using upside-down 4-inch mini pie pan as template, cut 4 crust rounds about 1/2 inch larger around than pie pan. Place 1 crust round in each of 4 (4-inch) mini pie pans.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat pumpkin and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs, pumpkin pie spice, salt and lemon juice; beat until well blended. Add mascarpone cheese; beat until smooth. Divide mixture evenly among crust-lined pans.
  • 4 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely before serving, about 45 minutes. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Recipe easily can be doubled or tripled.

Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

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