Muffin Cups with Pumpkin Pie Filling
Halloween is almost here! Can you believe it?
Times flies so fast, it’s unbelievable. The fall season is completely here and I have a feeling that I haven’t enjoy the summer enough. And before we even know it the Christmas will be here behind the door very soon. I tell you. It’s gonna be very fast and when it will come I will remember this day when I was writing those words in fall season that it was just like yesterday. It’s almost always like that. And especially when you doing something what you love and you absolutely enjoy those times.
And the time when I enjoyed it was when I was making those pumpkin cups. I was home alone waiting for everybody to come home and smell my pumpkin cups from the door. Just me making a dough for the cups, making the pumpkin filling, sitting by the fireplace and enjoying the fire with a cup of coffee (at 7 pm, ups) while the cups were baking. The mind catching flames in the fireplace were so amazing with the smell of the baking pumpkin cups. That’s one of my favorite moments in fall season. Baking, fireplace, the calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Until the pumpkin cups were baked everybody already came home. And of course when I was about to take a pictures of them everybody wanted to eat them right away. Don’t know if the smell or the look of them was so tempting.
I have set it up so deliciously looking pumpkin cups for photo shooting and I took a few photos of them. But then I had to go back to the kitchen for some more props and when I came back one pumpkin cup was missing. Guess who took it. Well it can be only one person who loves apples and all the baked stuff like cakes, pies, brownies, cheesecakes and all the sweet things until the end of life. And that person is Adam, my beloved other half. And he’s also the person who eats my every recipe and all the meal that I make. Literally everything. Even though when something is not really delicious. And he’s so kind that he never tells me when some food is not really good or eatable. My dad on the other hand is the opposite of him. He is completely truthful even though the truth is not very good sometimes. But at least he’s the one who tells me how can I make a food better, or make it more delicious. Because my dad is the biggest chef in this house. Well, after me…. Ha-ha. Just kidding. Most of the cooking I learned from him and still learning.
Pumpkin Pie CupsPrint Recipe
- 7,8 oz (220g) Flour
- 5 ounces (150g) Butter
- 1 Egg
- pinch of Salt
- Pumpkin Filling:
- 14 ounces (400g) Pumpkin Puree
- 3 ounces (85g) powdered Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 3,5 ounces (100g) Mascarpone
Preheat the oven to 340 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients for the dough until well combined. You can use your hands to incorporate. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and use a mug with about 4 – 4,5 inches, or any round cookie cutter. Take a muffin tin and place the cut pieces into the holes covering the sides properly to the top. Poke the bottoms with a fork a little bit and let it bake for about 10 – 12 minutes.
In a meantime, mix all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl until well combined.
When the dough cups are baked take them out and turn the oven down to 300 degrees.
Pour the pumpkin filling with a spoon into the baked cups and let it bake for 30 -35 minutes.
After the cups are baked they are very easy to take them out from the muffin tin with a fork or knife.