Thanksgiving Dessert Idea: Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe

With Thanksgiving coming up fast Pumpkin is on everyone’s mind…  From soups to lattes no matter where you turn there are pumpkin inspired recipes at hand.  But there is only one true classic Pumpkin king – Pumpkin Pie!  A staple at our Thanksgiving dinner table Pumpkin Pie is a family favourite that we normally only have once a year.  Well I think that is about to change, these Mini Pumpkin Pies are so easy to make you can whip them up in a flash all year long.  And the sweet surprise of a tasty cream cheese layer in these tarts will have your family asking for seconds!

Thanksgiving Dessert Idea: Mini Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

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Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe

Servings 12


  • 1 pkg frozen tart shells 12 shells
  • 125 g 1/2 of 250g pkg. Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar divided
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Place tart shells on baking sheet.
  • Mix softened cream cheese, 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1 egg in small bowl with whisk until blended; spoon evenly into bottom of tart shells.
  • Mix pumpkin, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 egg and spice together until blended.
  • Spoon over cream cheese layer.
  • Bake 40 min. or until centres are set. Cool completely.
  • Refrigerate until your are ready to serve, top with Cool Whip and enjoy!

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You can either spoon out the Cool Whip onto the Mini Pumpkin Pie when you are ready to serve or place in a piping bag with a large star tip to pipe out onto pies.  If you love nuts you can also sprinkle with chopped pecans.

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Need some more pumpkin inspiration???  Check out the mouth watering Pumpkin Recipes over at What’s Cooking to find delicious desserts that will be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Feast!

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Disclosure:  I am part of the Kraft’s Whats Cooking ambassador program.  All opinions are strictly my own.


9 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Dessert Idea: Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe”

  1. These look so dang good!! Just have to make these for us here at home and for my card club!! Great for Thanksgiving time snack.

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  3. I have tart shells in my freezer and these will be just the thing for me to make for our Thanksgiving holiday. They also make nice little gifts or if a friend comes over for a coffee or tea. I’ve pinned this recipe to my board to keep for later.

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