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Mini Pumpkin Mascarpone Pies

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  • 40 min prep time
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  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Ordinary pumpkin pie turns extraordinary thanks to mascarpone cheese. Don't like mascarpone? Sub in cream cheese to keep the creamy middle.

Paula Jones
October 26, 2012

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

Steps

  • 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

Recipe easily can be doubled or tripled.

Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
558.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34.1g
52%
Saturated Fat
16.9g
84%
Cholesterol
165.4mg
55%
Sodium
659.1mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
59.1g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
30.4g
Protein
7.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
5.60%
6%
Calcium
11.70%
12%
Iron
10.80%
11%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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