Pumkin Pie Tartlettes with Maple Glaze and Linky Party

Well folks. I am down right overwhelmed. I never got around to cooking with my surgery. I go back to work full time tomorrow and I have a lot of catch up to do on this blog so this linky will be up for a few days but I promise some really amazing giveaways and posts are coming over the next 2 weeks including my before and after wight loss photos and how I lost 104 pounds!!!! YAY!   
This is a recipe from last year but one of my absolute favorites. I loved this!!!!!! They turned out amazing!!! 
Hope you'll give them a try!

For the Crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 large egg (for brushing the dough)
For the Filling:
3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1 large egg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Maple Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons milk
To prepare the Crust:
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt.  Add the cold butter and break it up in the flour mixture using your fingers, a pastry cutter or a food processor.  There may seem like there’s a ton of butter in your flour.  There is.   Work it in until only pea sized lumps remain in your mixture.  The mixture should also hold together when squeezed into a ball. 
In a small bowl, beat the egg with the milk.  Add the mixture all at once to the dry ingredients and stir to make sure that moisture is introduced to all of the flour mixture.  Lightly dust a clean counter with flour and knead the dough on the floured counter for a few turns until it really starts to come together.  Divide the dough in two, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.  I find that the dough is just a bit easier to work with when it’s chilled.
While the dough is chilling, prepare the filling:
In a small sauce pan, heat pumpkin puree and spices over medium heat.  Just heat through until the spices become fragrant.  This helps to bring loads of flavor into the filling.  Remove from heat and place spiced pumpkin in a medium sized bowl.  Whisk in egg, salt and sugar and place in the fridge to rest while you roll out the dough.
On a well floured work surface, roll out one of your dough balls until desired thickness and cut with floured round cookie cutter. I like to gather these and then go ahead and gather the little disks and set aside. Then I roll put the other dough ball and repeat cutting the disks until finished. Now we are ready to add our fillling.
Brush one set of circles with beaten egg.  This will act as the glue for the top layer of dough.  Spoon about one tablespoon of pie filling into the center of each brushed dough square.  DO NOT OVERFILL! Top with a piece of dough and use a floured fork to crimp the sides closed.  Use the tines of the fork to create vent holes in each tart.
Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.  Let tarts rest in the fridge for 30 minutes while the oven preheats.
Remove tarts from the fridge and place in the oven to bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
While the tarts bake, whisk together ingredients for the glaze and set aside.
Let baked tarts rest on a cooling rack to cool completely before glazing.  Best served within 2 days.



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13 comments:

Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

that maple glaze looks simply amazing!

Jodi said...

You always share the yummiest of recipes! :D

Lindsay said...

How do you have time to cook these? YOU are super mom :)

Bree@ 700sqftDesign said...

These look right up my alley!
Gotta try this recipe.

Yummy Mummy said...

Cutest little bites of fall I've ever seen!

HALLELUJAHS by Holly said...

I want to make these this year. They look so good! Love all your recipes Hanna! SuperMama for sure!

Love your pumpkin patch pictures! Hope the healing process is moving along smoothly in your hands!

Blessings,
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

Laura Jennings said...

I dont know how you LOST 104 pOunds (CONGRATS!!!!!), with amazing treats like this, I would have GAINED that much!
You look great, can't wait to see the before and after pics.
Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for a special delivery ;)

stephanie said...

you are gifted lady! you make all food look delicious! can you come cook dinner for us ? ; )

adventuresindinner said...

These are now on my must make soon list. So glad I found your blog.

Carolyn said...

that looks so delicious, i MUST try the recipe....

Val said...

Do you deliver? I could use a few of these cuties.

Julie Anne said...

woohoo... looks delicious!

ps... also love linky parties with no rules... who has time to follow all the rules!? :)

Laura'sRollingPin said...

I made these today and they are DELISH! Thanks for sharing!

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