Last fall I froze a ton of fresh pumpkin, which is now sitting alongside the fresh cranberries I froze from the winter before. I have this tendency to think that I’m going to want seasonal produce year around. So I stock up like the overly zealous squirrels down the street. At the beginning of the month, I had 4 servings of pumpkin to use before I’d allow myself to buy more pumpkins. So I made pumpkin bread as soon as the summer temperatures dropped. And then [insert dramatic pause] I came across a recipe for pumpkin oreo tarts from Lauren’s Latest.
Would you believe me if I told you I don’t care for pumpkin pie? I try it every year. I even make it from time to time. But I don’t like it. I know this sounds like fingers on the chalkboard to most. I apologize. I’ve been scouring the world wide web for years looking for an acceptable replacement. And finally—Pumpkin Oreo Tarts! I’m no longer a misfit. I eat pumpkin desserts too, she said in a nasally unassuming voice. Let’s be honest, we all just want to fit in.
So, if you’re looking to finally fit in, or if you’re already in the cool crowd, try Lauren’s Pumpkin Oreo Tarts. They’ve got just enough pumpkin, just enough cream, and just enough oreo to satisfy any palette.
Side Note: I followed the recipe to a tee except for a couple negligible details. I used fresh pumpkin instead of canned, Trader Joe’s version of Oreo’s instead of the original version, and a dash of nutmeg to top instead of walnuts.
this is calling my name! must make soon. your photography is gorgeous 🙂
I thought these looked beautiful when I saw you post them on instagram but am excited to try the recipe. I don’t like pumpkin pie either, but like a desserts with a hint of it and this looks perfect.
You’ll be a pumpkin tart covert. I promise!
ohhhh woww to die for! i love your blog! i nominated you for the versatile blogger award, pass it on! 🙂 http://blondiebakesandbikes.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/versatile-blogger-award/
You are so sweet! Thank you!
These sound and look amazing! Perfect serving size. 🙂
Those look amazing. I am definitely trying them… maybe tonight:)
Yum, I was hoping I’d be able to catch a glimpse of those pumpkin tarts! Yours look great. I stopped by a Trader Joe’s in downtown—wish we had a store in Oklahoma!
I had such a great time meeting you this weekend! Stay in touch!
Didn’t you fall in love with TJ’s?! So great meeting you too! Yes, we must stay in touch.
I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie either… I’m soooo a pecan pie kind of girl. But these… I could totally handle!
Hallelujah, I’m not alone!
I believe you because I don’t like pumpkin pie either. Stick pumpkin in anything and I’ll eat it except pumpkin pie! These tarts are the most precious tarts I’ve ever seen. Love!
I’m the same way. I love everything pumpkin except pumpkin pie. We should totally form a club!
I am making this ASAP
So you have the fresh pumpkin! Have you tried it in pie? Seriously – heavenly. I don’t puree it to keep the lighter texture.
Beautiful photos and what a fun and unique recipe!
You’re photos are prettier than mine! Lol! Thanks for featuring one of my recipes, dear! 🙂
Your photos are way prettier than mine! And I love your recipe. Homerun!
I am drooling!! This looks absolutely heavenly! Can’t wait to try it!
Wow! These look fantastic.