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Appetizer recipes for a festive Halloween party Individual dessert recipes for a Halloween party A recipe for individual sized pumpkin pies A recipe for individual sized Pumpkin Glazed Orange Spice Cakes. A recipe for miniature Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes. Happy Halloween guys! Most of you know already we have a book out called Tiny Food Party! (we’re actually hosting a giveaway right now!…check it out!) In that book we have lots of recipes of delicious things made mini. Today we thought we would share some Mini Halloween Desserts. We have yummy mini pumpkin pies; little pumpkin glazed orange spice cakes, and tiny pumpkin pie milkshakes. These recipes are all super easy and are obviously perfect for Halloween, but because they are so fall friendly feel free to make them throughout the entire holiday season. We hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!!
Teri + Jenny

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Teensy Pumpkin Pies
Makes 24

cream cheese crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt (for savory recipes, use 1 1/2 times the salt)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup (6 ounces) cold cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 1/2 tablespoons ice water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 cups pumpkin puree
6 ounces (about 3/4 cup) sweetened, condensed milk
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice
whipped cream

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. For crust: Place flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a food processor and pulse together. Add cream cheese and butter and pulse until a fine mealy texture has been formed. Add the water and vinegar and pulse until a dough forms. Form dough into a disc and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for an hour. Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface until about 1/8 inch thick. Cut 24, 2 inch squares from the dough and form into 1 inch tart molds, trimming the edges of excess dough as needed. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
3. For the filling: Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir together until fully combined. Pour mixture into prepared shells and completely fill.
4. Bake mini pies for 10 minutes. Lower temperature to 350°F and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until the pies have set in the center and the crusts are golden brown. Allow to cool for about an hour before topping each with a dollop of whipped cream and serving.

Tiny Pumpkin Glazed Orange-Spice Cakes
Makes 24

orange-spice cakes:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon all-spice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
2 oranges, zested and juiced
pumpkin glaze:
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch ground nutmeg
1 1/2 -2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
pistachios, toasted and minced

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two mini muffin tins and set aside.
2. In a medium mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all-spice, and salt. Set aside.
3. In another mixing bowl combine oil and sugars and whisk together. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to whisk together.
4. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, orange zest and juice.
5. Alternately add dry mixture and yogurt mixture to sugar mixture, in thirds until fully incorporated. Fill each muffin tin 2/3 way and bake for 20 to 25 minute or until a toothpick come out clean when inserted into the center of the cakes. Allow cakes to cool before removing cakes from tin and flip each over some they’re standing top down.
6. For the glaze: In a small bowl stir together the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add powdered sugar and stir until fully incorporated (using a fork over a whisk is recommended to avoid air bubbles).
7. To assemble: Pour about 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin glaze over each orange-spice cake and finish with a sprinkle of pistachios. Allow glaze to set before serving.

Itty-Bitty Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes
Makes approx. 15

1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup broken up pumpkin pie
1/2-3/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch ground nutmeg
whipped cream
crumbled pie crust

1. Place ice cream, pie, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour milkshakes into 2 ounce glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream (can use piping bag if preferred). Finish with a sprinkle of crumbled pie crust and serve immediately.

  1. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my gosh, these kill me. They look so delicious (and so adorable). Wish I had an excuse to host a last-minute wee Halloween party!

  2. Yelle Not Specified Not Specified

    All these tiny foods bring a bit of cuteness to Halloween, I love it!

  3. jaime @ sweet road Not Specified Not Specified

    I love these little desserts! My grandma always makes a ton of cookies and tiny little tarts every Christmas, so I grew up with a love for a huge variety of small desserts. Glad to have some Halloween ideas now!

  4. Tiffany Not Specified Not Specified

    These are all seriously amazing. You have one of my favorite blogs, hands down. Love all the mini-food. Have a fun and safe Oct. 31!

  5. Megan | Eats Daily Not Specified Not Specified

    Ah, I love tiny food! I especially like the sound of the itty-bitty pumpkin pie milkshakes

  6. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    They are all so adorable! I really can’t wait to get my hands on your book!

  7. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    Omg! I want to make the orange spice cakes immediately! They look adorable and sound delicious :)

  8. robyn Not Specified Not Specified

    love it-the presentation is just fantastic-all looks yummy!

  9. Carrie // cue the confetti Not Specified Not Specified

    Too cute!!!

  10. Sophie {the cake hunter} Not Specified Not Specified

    These are amazing! I love it so much. I’ve cooked and pureed a pumpkin tonight and used half for a bundt cake and the other half is in the fridge awaiting its destiny…I think I found it in the form of those teensy pie.

  11. Jen Kim Not Specified Not Specified

    love all these teeny tiny itsy bitsy foods! thinking about making them for thanksgiving when everyone is stuffed, but still wants a little something sweet. congrats on the book xo

  12. Jen Not Specified Not Specified

    Where do you get the 1 inch tart molds? Is there anything else you could use?

  13. this is lemonade Not Specified Not Specified

    I don’t do halloween but these recipes are good enough for any time when the veggies are in season! Love the cuteness of the presentation but I’m sure they are great-tasting recipes too! Thanks for sharing such goooooodness :)

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  15. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    Question about the orange spice cakes – do you have any estimate on the volume of orange juice used? there are both small and large oranges so I’m trying to get a sense of the juice amount.
    Also, when I made HALF the recipe, I got 24 mini-muffins out of it… perhaps I have a mini-mini-muffin tin :)

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      It’s about 2/3 cup of o.j….but a tablespoon or two more or less is still okay.

      Thanks for letting me know about the amount it made. I will double check on that!

  16. Jocelyn Silverman Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi, I am loving these teensy pumpkin pies and I want to make them for Thanksgiving. I have a few questions 1) Are they made in an actual square tart pan? I was thinking about using a round mini muffin tin instead. 2) Do you pre-cook the dough before adding in the filling? It doesn’t look like by the way the directions are written but most pumpkin pie dough require pre-cooking. 3) Can I make these a day ahead?

    Thank you.

    Jocelyn Silverman

  17. Danya Not Specified Not Specified

    The mini pumpkin pies look delicious! Is it possible to use the exact same quantities listed here for the mini ones and make one big pumpkin pie because I don’t have mini tart cases but i do have a large pie dish :) Thanks!

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  19. Andra Not Specified Not Specified

    My oldest daughter wants a fall wedding next September. These mini desserts would be so perfect on the table. Can the mini pies and cakes be made ahead and frozen? If so, how far ahead? These desserts would be so beautiful with her sunflower decorations! Great job on a nice site – I am a first time visitor!

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  21. Caryn Sucharski Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t wait to try all the tiny desserts for Thanksgiving. What a great way to get a taste of everything! :)

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  25. PumpkinPieLatte Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG Turn UP I love mini recipes and I’m freaking out over this one I’m totally making these!!! :)

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