Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites

Cute, easy, and disappeared fast!  These were a fun Halloween dessert, but could also be great for Thanksgiving if you don’t want to make a whole pie.  I would say don’t skip the butterscotch topping – really made it!  Also really portable – great for pot lucks!  I really liked these.

pumpkinpiebars

  • 2 boxes refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or make your own)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips

Heat oven to 400°F. Line workspace with a large piece of parchment. Open first box of pie crust and unroll both crusts. Slice each in half, then arrange the halves, rounded edges facing in toward the center, to create a large square (crusts may overlap a bit). With a rolling pin, roll the square into a rectangle.

Use a knife to lightly score 2 x 2-inch squares on the dough. Brush surface of dough with 1 beaten egg (save remaining beaten egg for the top crust).

In a large bowl, stir together pumpkin puree, 1 egg, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Spoon filling into the center of each scored square.

Roll second box of pie crusts into a large rectangle on another piece of parchment. Gently lay this crust on top of the pumpkin puree layer.

With a pastry cutter, cut into individual 2 x 2-inch squares. Brush top crusts with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until pie squares turn light golden around the edges.

Optional: Allow to cool to room temperature. Melt butterscotch chips in the microwave, transfer to a plastic bag, snip a small corner from the bag and drizzle atop pumpkin squares. Sprinkle with sea salt. Allow butterscotch topping to harden before serving. To serve, gently pull pie bites apart and enjoy!

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