Mock “Pumpkin Pie” Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Create a tray of mini Mock Pumpkin Pie cheese appetizers for Pre Thanksgiving dinner. Making these appetizers are quick and fun to make.  Pie shaped crust are pita crackers with “pie filling” as cheese slices.  Piped cream cheese garnishes the mini pies as whipped cream.

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Whether you are serving these for Thanksgiving dinner or open house parties everyone will love these cute little savory bites.  They are easy as pie to serve.

While making these appetizers, I discovered that spreading softened cream cheese on the base cracker then adding the cheese makes the cheese stay in place as the “filling”.  Attaching the chicken-in- a- biscuit cracker with the cream cheese keeps the mock pie together. I carefully cut the cracker in half to make it appear as a true pie crust.  However, if you want to use the entire cracker, you will need to add a thicker layer of cream cheese or cheese slice.

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You can use any flat cracker for the “pie crust” but to make it more crust like find a cracker edge that is crimped or wavy. As mentioned I used Chicken n Biscuit for the crust edge and pita crackers for the base. The pita cracker is shaped like a pie triangle which makes the creation easier to make.

Fig Jam Makes Pecan Pies

Fig jam makes the best filling for the mock pecan pie slice.  It is thick and will stay on top of the cream cheese spread underneath.  Chopped toasted pecans make the tiny tizer look like a pecan pie slice.

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Cheddar Cheese Slice Makes the Perfect Mock Pumpkin Pie Appetizer

Whether serving on a small plate or large round tray, these cute little appetizers will be the hit of the party.

5 Ingredients to Make Mini Pies

Cheddar cheese slices

Whipped Cream Cheese

Fig Jam

Diced pecans

Pita and Chicken n Biscuit Crackers or skinny bread sticks

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Mock “Pumpkin Pie” Cheese Appetizer Recipe

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Simple ingredients make mini mock pumpkin and pecan pies as dressed up cheese and fig appetizers.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 mini pie appetizers 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Assembly
  • Cuisine: American
Scale

Ingredients

18 ounce package or container of Whipped Cream Cheese, softened

20 Pita Crackers- tested Town House

20 Chicken & Biscuit crackers or 57 skinny bread sticks tested Alessi-Thin-Breadsticks

10 thin sliced cheddar cheese slices

1 jar fig jam tested Dalmatia Fig Spread- about 1 teaspoon per cracker

1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped or diced

Instructions

  1. Spread whipped cream cheese onto each pita cracker, generous portion but not overflowing edges of cracker.
  2. Using pita cracker as a pattern cut cheddar cheese triangle, attach to cream cheese on cracker.
  3. Spread light layer of cream cheese on chicken biscuit cracker lower half and attach to pie.  Or if using bread stick cracker, spread cream cheese on back side of stick and lay on top of pies widest angle to form a rolled crust.  You will cut the bread sticks into small pieces to fit the size of the pie to form the crust.
  4. To make pecan pie, spread cream cheese over pita cracker, generous portion cover with thick fig jam, sprinkle with diced pecans.  Add crust using chicken & biscuit cracker or skinny bread stick as mentioned above.
  5. Fill pastry bag fitted with small star tip and pipe cream cheese over pie to mimic whipped cream.
  6. Serve immediately for best results.

Notes

Recipe was inspired by Home is where the boat is and other Bloggers.

Enjoy!  xo

Other Ideas you might like to try:

How to make a Turkey Napkin Fold

Turkey Napkin Fold Tutorial

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe lizbushong.com

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