What a fun way to celebrate the start of the season than with a cute treat, fully of pumpkin! In the end, you'll have yourself a beautiful and tasty snack, perfect for dipping in the accompanying sweet cream dip. The dip and candied pecans bring everything together and even if you decide to forego the pecans, MAKE THE DIP. You won't be disappointed!!
These are the steps necessary to complete the whole package:
*Make the simple syrup-this is linked below and is absolutely amazing becaues you can use it for this recipe and so many other things.
*Make the candied pecans-also linked below..you will only need a handful and the rest can be used for snacking, YUM!!!
A single sheet of puff pastry is all you need for this recipe, of course you can double if you're making for a large family or crowd. If you've got a pizza cutter, this makes cutting the pastry even easier.
A NOTE ABOUT THE FILLING-a healthy dollop (about a tablespoon per square) will do, try not to overfill each square as the pumpkin will overflow!
Pop them into the oven as soon as you've folded each piece.
To fold, simply bring each corner to the middle and repeat with all four sides.
Drizzle the cream cheese dip on top for a finishing touch or leave some on the side.
Enjoy these Pumpkin Bites with Cream Cheese Dip and Candied Pecans!
RECIPES YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE THIS
The recipes listed below are very diverse..although you'll only need a small amount of each for the pumpkin bites, they are great with so many other things!Print
A beautiful and tasty snack, perfect for dipping in the accompanying sweet cream cheese dip.
1 sheet puff pastry, cut into 9 squares
½ cup pureed pumpkin, canned
1 tablespoon butter
2-3 tablespoons *Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup*
½ teaspoon flour
For the cream cheese dip:
¼ cup confectioners sugar
¼ cup cream cheese
4 tablespoons heavy cream
dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a flat surface, lay parchment paper then a sheet of puff pastry. Cut into 9 even squares. Place dough on a baking sheet. In a small saucepan melt butter over low heat, add flour and whisk to combine. Turn off the stove before adding simple syrup and pumpkin; whisk until mixture is smooth; pumpkin should be slightly warmed but if your mixture is hot, let cool before the next step.
- Place one tablespoon pumpkin mixture in the center of each square. Gently bring up the corners to meet the middle of the square. Brush with melted butter if desired. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
For the cream cheese dip:
- Add all ingredients to a bowl. Using a hand mixer, blend until smooth.
Top the squares with chopped candied pecans
My *Crunchy Candied Pecan and *Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup were used in this recipe. They are both linked in the post.