Happy Halloween!



These cute little pumpkin tarts took about 30 minutes.  I had leftover pie crust in the fridge, and I only had enough to make three of these little guys.  But that’s all we needed, anyway!  Today was fun – lots of fall-ish events, the festival at the church, trick-or-treating at our friends house, having a greasy bacon cheese burger at Spanky’s – okay, so that last part wasn’t necessarily fall, but I associate that place with football season!

These little tarts could be made with any shape cookie cutter and of course, after tonight, jack-o-lanterns will be out! So use a leaf or circle and cut out some cute shapes – whatever you do, these are seriously fun and delicious!
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Pumpkin Tarts

half a recipe of pie crust (or just store bought – one circle)
1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
3 tbs brown sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Mix the puree with the sugar and spice and set aside.  Roll out your dough, cut into shapes and run your finger dipped in water around the edge of the bottom layer.  Place one to two tablespoons of filling on the bottom layer (will depend how big your shapes are).  Slightly roll out the top layer a little more than the bottom, cut out designs that you wish, and place on top of the filled bottom layer, pressing down the edges.  Brush melted butter on the tops of the tarts and sprinkle with coarse sugar, or any kind of sprinkles!  Bake at 400 for 20 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.

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