Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bites


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Autumn is here, and that can mean only one thing - It's Pumpkin time! Whether it's sweet treats, warm pies, or delicious pastries, nothing gets you more in the mood for crisp leaves and warm sweaters than the taste of pumpkin!

As many of you can tell, when it comes to pumpkin, we at Honeyville are what you might call fanatics! Whether it's Pumpkin Donuts, Pumpkin Pie Hot Cocoa, or even Cake baked into a Pumpkin, we always seem to find a way to incorporate that sweet taste of pumpkin in everything we bake this time of year! Because of this, it should come as no surprise that we've found a way to combine our amazing Scone Mix with the creamy taste of Pumpkin. In fact, we've managed to infuse that taste right in! Grab your Danish Dough Whisk, it's time to make Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bites!

Ingredients:
3 cups Honeyville Scone Mix
3 tsp SAF Yeast
1 cup Warm Water

Filling:
8 oz Cream Cheese
3 Tbsp Pumpkin
1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
5 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Heavy Cream

Topping:
1/4 cup Butter, melted
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon

Yields: 24 Bites

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Dough











In a large bowl, combine yeast and water and let sit for 5 minutes. Add scone mix and, using your Danish Dough Whisk, stir mix until a sticky dough forms. Knead for 2-3 minutes, then cover bowl and let rest for 30 minutes.

Rolled-Out-Dough











After dough has rested, remove and roll out on a hard surface.

Dough-Bites











Using the cup of a 1/4 cup measuring spoon, cut out bites. Place bites on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Baked-Bite











Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

Filling











While bites are cooling, make your filling. Add cream cheese, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, powdered sugar, and heavy cream, and mix with an electric hand mixer until a creamy filling forms.

Bite-With-Filling











Using a pastry bag and injector, inject each bite with filling.

Finished-Bite











Once each bite is filled, melt butter and combine cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Taking each bite, dunk in butter, then roll in cinnamon and sugar, and place back on cookie sheet. Your bites are ready to serve!

Pumpkin-BItes











These bites are the perfect treat for any fall-time activity. The smooth cream cheese and pumpkin filling is a delicious surprise your palate will love with each bite! The cinnamon/sugar topping is the right amount of sweetness to round out this autumn treat. Serve it up at any fall party, family get-together, or simple snack! Trust us, you'll want to make another batch of these sweet treats after your first bite!

Bite-Filling











It's pumpkin time! Celebrate with these delicious bites!

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