The perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert! These easy tarts are just like pumpkin pie, but when made in small tart pans, they become the most beautiful individual dessert for your holiday meal! Topped with delicious vanilla bean whipped cream, your guests will be dazzled!
As far as I’m concerned, it’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas without pumpkin pie. It’s the perfect ending to the most amazing feast of the year, and the flavors are the quintessential flavors of the season. These Pumpkin Pie Tarts are the perfect little individual dessert that are sure to dazzle and impress your guests!
As pretty as these tarts are, you would never guess that they are super-easy to make! Using refrigerated store-bought pie crusts, these tarts come together quickly and easily. This recipe makes 5 (4.5″) tarts. They are big enough to split in half and share, but because they are so pretty and special, plan to serve each guest a single tart.
Pie is even more amazing with a cream topping. I decided to whip up (literally!) a batch of my Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream to top off these gorgeous desserts. The flavor is subtle, yet wonderfully complimentary to this delicious pumpkin tart. You’ll also discover that when you use the flavorful vanilla bean caviar (those black little specks that reside inside the bean), it will yield a fantastic flavor an a slight crunch, which is amazing!
Whipping up this whipped cream is very simple, and just takes a couple minutes. For best results, I discovered a long time ago, that when you start with a very cold bowl and whisk, you’ll end up with the perfect whipped cream consistency. Place your metal bowl and whisk in the freezer for about 15 minutes, and also make sure your cream is coming right out of the refrigerator to help ensure the perfect fluffy consistency.
Here’s how easy these beautiful tarts are to make!
I hope your holidays are filled with amazing flavors to be enjoyed with your loved ones, family, and friends! Enjoy! ~Erin