Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Puffs

This is a very nice treat and so simple. They are perfect in the fall, sitting with a book and a cup of tea by a warm fire. Or in the kitchen with hot coffee and a friend in the morning.

I had these at Trader Joe's once when they were featuring their puff pastry, which happens to be one of the better commercially available ones. I shortened the name because 'Pumpkin Butter Cream Cheese Puffs' is just far too long. And I think Pumpkin Puffs is a much cuter name. I just cut them smaller and added nuts.

4 ingredients.
30 minutes.
That is it.


1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
4 oz whipped cream cheese
1/2 jar pumpkin butter, (12.5 oz jar)
1/2 c walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Cut puff pastry into 4 strips and then 4 strips crosswise, creating 16 squares.
Place squares evenly spaced onto cookie sheet.
Place 1 t cream cheese onto each square.
Cover with 1 T pumpkin butter.
Sprinkle chopped walnuts over.
Bake for 25 minutes
Cool approximately 5 minutes.

Makes 16 small pastries, 4-8 servings


Mandy said...

4 ingredients.
30 minutes.
That is it.

I love that!!!

noble pig said...

What a perfect and easy dessert! I like the shortened name too.

Lisa said...

These look great! Everytime Trader Joe's features something, I ALWAYS buy it. Thank you for the kind comments on my blog.

Susan said...

Oh, don't they look good! Can't get enough orange eats this time of year!

Steph said...

I have to go to a Trader Joe's the next time I come down to the states. Everyone will think I'm weird for wanting to visit a store that sells food, but I don't care. They seem to sell such cool products!

Anything with pumpkin is amazing!!
Btw, glad to know you bought the book, I can't wait to see your challenges.

Sia said...

love it, love it, and simply love it :)

Robin Sue said...

I love TJ's pumpkin butter and just today I was there and they were out of the puffed pastry so I have to use Pepperidge Farms which is ok but I bet TJ's does not have the chemicals. Thanks for the recipe it is really easy and perfect for tea like you said!

Jude said...

Thanks for the recipe. Gotta try out the Trader Joe's puff pastry, then.

nicisme said...

I've not seen pumpkin butter in the UK, but I can tell you that I am going to keep a special eye out for it now!

Kevin said...

Those look good!