AbsoluteCARE Nutrition Department’s Recipe of the Month – November 2019

Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are quickly approaching! If you’re looking for a fun twist on a classic dessert, then this recipe “Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts” is just for you! With just 60 calories per serving and a little boost of fiber from the pumpkin, this recipe is a great way to enjoy the holiday flavors in a healthier way. Bon Appetit!

Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Makes: 30 mini tarts Servings (2 mini tarts per serving)

INGREDIENTS (Key: T = Tablespoon, t = teaspoon, oz = ounce)

  • 2 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup canned solid‐pack pumpkin
  • ¾ cup plus
  • 1/3 cup thawed frozen fat‐free whipped topping, divided
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ¾ t pumpkin pie spice
  • 30 mini phyllo shells, thawed
  • 30 pecan halves (about 3 oz)


  • Place cream cheese in medium microwavable bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH 15 seconds or until softened.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, ¾ cup whipped topping, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl with electric mixer at medium‐high speed until well blended.
  • Spoon 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin mixture into each phyllo shell. Top with ½ teaspoon whipped topping and 1 pecan half. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (for each serving)
Calories: 60
Fat: 3 grams
Saturated fat: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Sodium: 55 milligrams
Protein: 1 gram

Diabetic Cooking (November/December 2012). Page 78.