Pumpkin Pie Mini Tacos

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IMG_0260I know what you’re thinking. Pumpkin Pie Tacos? REALLY?

Yes. I’m totes serious about this because:

1. I’m sort of on the pumpkin train and don’t ever want to get off. You’re welcome.

2. Pumpkin Pie Tacos are faster and easier to make that actual pumpkin pie. FACT.

3. Everyone loves a good taco. {Also FACT.}

This idea came to me out of nowhere….like most recipes that pop into my mind. I don’t know where they come from. They just appear in my mind and then I make them. Sometimes I’ll literally dream up recipes. One of said recipes landed me on Good Morning America. Did I ever tell you that story? Maybe another time.

ANYWAYS.

My point in all this gibberish is:

1. Tacos are good.

2. Pumpkin Pie is good.

3. All things mini are downright adorable.

3. Therefore by default: Pumpkin Pie Mini Tacos are perfectly designed for you and your mouths.

Ready to make these? Thought so.IMG_0198Start by cutting two inch circles out of flour tortillas. I used a glass and a knife, but feel free to use a biscuit cutter. IMG_0204Once you have a bunch of these cut, microwave a few seconds to soften.IMG_0210Once they are softened, you can drape each circle on a rack like so! This rack came with my KitchenAid microwave oven which I LOVE! IMG_0223This little guy is a built-in appliance right at the end of my island. I have the 30″ 900-Watt Convection Built-In Microwave Architect Series II. It’s great for small jobs when I don’t want to heat up my kitchen with my huge Commercial-Style Dual Fuel Range. For this recipe, I used the Easy Convect function. Preheat to 350 and then place your tortilla tacos in and press start.IMG_0230A few minutes later, you’ve got some baked taco shells! IMG_0236How cute are these? Of course you could do regular tacos, but I wanted to do something different, so…..lets bring out the pumpkin!IMG_0241For the filling, I just stirred some pumpkin, sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon together. Spoon this into your shells, add a little cream and serve!IMG_0266I also added some pecans for garnish, but that’s optional. This is a fun and festive mini dessert for Fall! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Mini Tacos

These mini pumpkin pie tacos are a fun and festive dessert for Fall! Enjoy!

servings 9 mini tacos
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tortillas

for the pumpkin filling-

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • dash cinnamon

for the cream-

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • splash vanilla
  • pecans for garnish

Instructions

  • Lay tortillas together in a stack. Using a 2-inch glass, cut 3 circles out of each tortilla, creating 9 rounds. Microwave for about 30 seconds to soften. Drape onto microwave oven rack evenly to create taco shape. Using the Easy Convect function, preheat oven using the baked goods function at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Press start to preheat.
  • Once preheated, place tortillas and rack into oven and press start. Bake for the 5 minutes or until shells are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool 1 minute before removing from rack to cool completely.
  • For the filling, stir all ingredients together until smooth and combined.
  • For the cream, whip all ingredients together until stiff peaks form.
  • To assemble, place about 1 tablespoon of pumpkin into each taco and top with whipped cream. Top with pecans. Serve.
  • *I prefer to refrigerate tacos about 2 hours, so the taco shell isn't so crunchy.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Pie Mini Tacos
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  1. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Totally fun!! And yes, tacos and pumpkin are two totally awesome things – put them together and BAM – Awesomesauce.

  2. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    I had pumpkin pie tamales just last night at our farmer’s market and they were SO SO SO good, so I am totally on board with this idea! Love!

  3. Nagi

    Tried these last week at work. My client loved them and had such fun preparing them. Thank you for the very interesting, creative recipie!

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