Pumpkin Pie Mini Tacos

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

Yield: 9 mini tacos

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

3 medium sized 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

Directions:

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.

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17 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Mini Tacos”

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — September 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I am totally crushing on these! So cute, looks delish and totally bite size!!

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    Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon.com — September 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    So creative and funny! And I’m sure it would be delicious with other pie fillings as well!

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    Emma — September 27, 2013 at 2:49 am

    so in love with this! You girlfriend are genius! Genius I tell you xo

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    Tieghan — September 27, 2013 at 4:35 am

    These are so creative and totally awesome!! Love them!

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    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — September 27, 2013 at 4:58 am

    SO creative!!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 27, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Oh my gosh, what a clever idea! Love these!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 27, 2013 at 5:30 am

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

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    Jaclyn — September 27, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Love this creative spin on pumpkin pie – its perfect because everyone loves pumpkin pie and everyone loves tacos :)!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — September 27, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Pumpkin pie tacos!!! This is brilliant!! Oh man…now I need to get a can of pumpkin!

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    Karly — September 27, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Um, you’re kind of insane. In a good way, obviously.

    Love these.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — September 27, 2013 at 7:56 am

    How stinking fun is this!?

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    Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel — September 27, 2013 at 9:51 am

    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!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — September 27, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Wow! Most fun tacos ever! Such a great idea, Lauren!

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    Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction — September 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Lauren,
    These are so cute. I pinned and tweeted.
    Annamaria

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    Deborah — September 28, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    This is such a great idea – love it!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Whattttttt? Mind. blown.

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    Nagi — March 1, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    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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