Pumpkin Custard Bites
Who doesn’t love to show up to a Halloween Party with a tasty treat that you are proud of? Today I’m sharing a very simple recipe, Pumpkin Custard Bites, as I am partnering with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry the next few months, and I also have some very exciting news to share on how you can win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm® Innovation Center in Norwalk, CT for your very own recipe entry!
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Back to little bites for the holidays. My daughter and I did some cooking over the weekend, and came up with this delicious recipe using Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Cups.
These ready-to-bake bite size cups are perfect for entertaining, and I can’t wait to share more recipes with you this holiday season.
They are not only good for desserts, but for appetizers.
The process is so simple. You take them straight from the freezer, breaking each piece on the pre-scored lines, right to the baking sheet with the “tops up.” No defrosting! I always get mixed up on the defrosting times and hate to deal with sticky pastry. The instructions are so easy.
Then you bake for 20 minutes. When the puffs come out of the oven, you take the handle of a wooden spoon and barely push down the center of each cup.
Next, you cool the cups for 5 minutes, and depending on whether you are going to serve them warm or not, fill them with your favorite filling.
I love these little bites of heaven (it’s what my daughter and I called them).
We then made a homemade pumpkin custard that we filled each pastry cup with.
Since we wanted to serve them warm, we immediately topped the custard with whipped cream (you can use Cool Whip if you desire), by placing the cream in a small ziploc bag. We snipped the corner of the bag and made a fun swirly design with the cream on top of the custard.
Next, we sprinkled fresh nutmeg on top.
Wah-Lah! The little bites of heaven were ready to serve!
These would be a great little appetizer or dessert for the holidays ahead. Whether Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, my favorite way is to serve them warm, on a pretty platter, and garnished with lots of love!
Now it’s your turn. Share with me YOUR IDEA for how to use Puff Pastry Cups for your chance to win a trip back to the Pepperidge Farm Headquarters!
What ingredients would you use to fill these pastry cups, and would you serve them hot or cold?
Yield: 8 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Serve warm or cold for an appetizer or a dessert.
Pumpkin Custard Bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serve warm or cold for an appetizer or a dessert.
Disclosure: I am working with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry, creating recipes using their products as part of their “Puff is the Spark” panel. As always, all opinions are my own.