Pumpkin Tassies with Salted Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle

The past weekend was spent picking out pumpkins for every purpose – sugar pumpkins for roasting, mini pumpkins for the mantel, great pumpkins for carving and one little white pumpkin just because. The next logical step was to make a delicious pumpkiny something, and these pumpkin tassies were just the treat. They’re like mini pumpkin pies, but better!

Better because they’re drizzled with chocolate – and not just any old chocolate, Guittard, a Fair Trade chocolate!

October is Fair Trade month, and the kind folks from the nonprofit organization reached out to me to help spread the word. So, what is Fair Trade?

“Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear our logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated.”



Knowing that will make your chocolate taste even sweeter!

There are all kinds of good things to learn about Fair Trade on their website here, and I really loved the simplicity of the message in their new PSA. Take a moment to see how you can make a difference!

I hope you’ll try the pumpkin tassies, too. I love the crust-to-filling ratio (I’m a crust girl!) and they are exactly two bites apiece, which means you should eat at least four in one sitting.

Pumpkin Tassies with Salted Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle

[click for printable recipe]

Yield: 24 mini pies

Source: Adapted from Cooks.com

Prep: 20 minutes, total time with chilling and baking 1 hour 45 minutes

You’ll need a 24 cavity mini muffin tin for this recipe.

Crust

1/2 cup/ 113g unsalted butter, softened

3 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup/ 125g all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt

Pumpkin filling

1/2 cup/ 132g pumpkin puree (canned packed pumpkin puree is fine)

1/4 cup/53g granulated sugar

1/4 cup/ 60g heavy cream

1 large egg

1 teaspoon/ 2g pumpkin pie spice

Topping

2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted

Fleur de sel

  1. For the crust, combine the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Mix using an electric hand mixer on low speed until just combined, about 5 seconds. Don’t overwork dough or it will greatly shrink during baking. Mix in half the flour and pinch of salt on low speed until crumbly. Mix in remaining flour until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  3. Remove dough from refrigerator and knead one or two times. Shape into a 6×4-inch rectangle. Cut dough into 24 cubes. Press each cube into a mini muffin cup. Use your fingers to press the dough up the sides of the cups making the crust edges as tall as the top of the muffin cup. Refrigerate filled muffin tin while you prepare the filling.
  4. In a medium bowl mix together the filling ingredients using the electric hand mixer on medium speed. Filling will be very liquid. Remove muffin tin from refrigerator and divide the filling between the crusts (I used a 1/4 cup measure with a pour spout). Bake for 5 minutes at 350F then reduce temperature to 325F and bake for 10 more minutes. Tassies are done when the filling is set, and it shouldn’t jiggle when you move the pan.
  5. Let pies cool completely in the pan. Place a wire cooling rack over a length of wax paper. Transfer tassies to the cooling rack. Place melted chocolate in a zip-top bag with a very tiny hole snipped in the corner. Pipe chocolate onto the tops of the pies in three to four quick passes over each pie. Top with fleur de sel just before serving.
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Fiona
Fiona
8 years ago

Yum, these look amazing! And I didn't realize October was fair trade month! I try to buy fair trade whenever possible though.

Jenn
Jenn
8 years ago

I would make homemade fudge!

reikeAdams
reikeAdams
8 years ago

I would just eat it raw in all its goodness 🙂

Karen
Karen
8 years ago

I'd make a chocolate-whiskey bundt cake!

Sarah
Sarah
8 years ago

I would love to make some delicious chocolate chunk cookies for me and my floormates!

Elaine
Elaine
8 years ago

I would make brownies with the chocolate!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

I have some pumpkin loving friends I'll have to make this recipe for them sometime this fall!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

Lovel tassies! They are so pretty.

Cheers,

Rosa

b.patel
b.patel
8 years ago

I think I would make some yummy truffles with the chocolate!

Jo H.
Jo H.
8 years ago

Frozen Hot Chocolate and Cookies! ^_^

NanW
NanW
8 years ago

I'd use the chocolate on those delicious looking tastes!

Meriem
Meriem
8 years ago

I would make brownies!

jessica
jessica
8 years ago

I'd love to make pumpkin brownies or a pie. Thanks for hosting! mfrapp_83 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Renee @ Awesome on 20
Renee @ Awesome on 20
8 years ago

I'd like to make something that really highlights the flavor of the chocolate. Maybe a ganache tart with sea salt.

Sarah
Sarah
8 years ago

perfect chocolate for Pot d'creme

Lou
Lou
8 years ago

I'd make chocolate pudding.

Meryl
Meryl
8 years ago

I'd make dark chocolate truffles.

Susie the Baker
Susie the Baker
8 years ago

I think with fair trade chocolate I would make some amaaaaazing chocolate chip cookies. Can't go wrong with the classic!

grace
grace
8 years ago

confession: i'd eat it straight from the wrapper.

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I'd make some chocolate cookies

Jessica w
Jessica w
8 years ago

I would make triple chocolate brownies!

Monica
Monica
8 years ago

Mmmm…what a treat! I love Guittard! I'd chop some up and use it in chocolate chunk cookies or to make molten chocolate cakes.

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Sorry but chocolate this good can only be used for one thing devils food cake. Fudge frosting and the dense cake, nothing like it!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Look so good… perfect for a classy halloween soiree

gina
gina
8 years ago

Your pumpkin tassies look amazing!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I love pumpkin and chocolate together! Just made a pumpkin chocolate swirl loaf that I certainly wouldn't mind repeating…

Kari S
Kari S
8 years ago

Make with it?!?! How about just savoring the wonderful flavor o. It's own, yumm!!

Vee
Vee
8 years ago

I would make a chocolate bread pudding

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I would make wacky cake, an easy to make vegan one.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Julianne
These Pumpkin Tassies!!

eidolons
eidolons
8 years ago

I would make cookies. Chocolate chip cookies (maybe peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, even). Sweet, simple, and loved by my whole family. (:

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

truffles or chocolate cheesecake

Katie
Katie
8 years ago

I think this chocolate would make some fabulous fudgy brownies!

Tricia
Tricia
8 years ago

I would absolutely make chocolate pecan pie or some fudgy brownies

Zoe
Zoe
8 years ago

Those little tassies look delicous!

Zoe
Zoe
8 years ago

I'm not sure if I would make anything with fair trade chocolate — my self-control is lacking. I would probably just eat the chocolate straight out!

Grimmy
Grimmy
8 years ago

I would make hot chocolate. It is finally getting cool here and I love to make a good hot chocolate.

Shannon
Shannon
8 years ago

It's hard to get past eating the chocolate bar immediately, but I would probably make brownies.

Jessica
Jessica
8 years ago

I'd love to make some truffles… what a great selection!

Alyssa
Alyssa
8 years ago

I would make some chocolaty brownies for my chocolate loving work crew!

Cat
Cat
8 years ago

I think I'm going to try your pumpkin tassies recipe! Just picked out two little pie pumpkins this week and need to get them cooked!

AK
AK
8 years ago

Love Fair Trade!!

Marcie
Marcie
8 years ago

(Pecan) Tassies are a must at Thanksgiving/Christmas in our house. I'm sure to make these soon!

melissanm111
melissanm111
8 years ago

Chocolate covered strawberries!

Blue Llama
Blue Llama
8 years ago

I don;t know if it would make it into baked goods. It all looks good enough to eat straight out of the wrappers!! Great giveaway, thanks!

Sarah
Sarah
8 years ago

Pumpkin stuff everywhere! I might need to start investing in a pumpkin farm to keep up.

Kelsey
Kelsey
8 years ago

I would make a rich chocolate cheesecake!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Oh goodness these are adorable!

I would probably make brownies. Nice, dense, and fudgey brownies! 🙂

Cassy
Cassy
8 years ago

These are so cute!! I would probably make some chocolate chunk cookies myself. Or just eat it 😀

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

A stovetop hot cocoa recipe would use up some of the chocolate, quite nicely! Yummmm!

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