Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Pie Croissants

Another Harry Potter related recipe that my friend wanted to try was the Mini Pumpkin Pie Croissants. Now for me not being a huge fan of pumpkin to begin with was already apprehensive… but she was all for it, especially since she had a can of “canned pumpkin” that she wanted to use.

Unlike the other recipes we’ve tried up to this point, this wasn’t a hit out of the park by any stretch of the imagination. In fact when just mixing the cream cheese with the canned pumpkin the consensus was that the filling was very bland… so my friend (who was the primary chef this time around) decided to spice the filling up before “stuffing” it into the croissants. So what did she add?
– sugar
– powdered sugar
– cinnamon
– nutmeg
– cloves
And those are only the ones I managed to catch… who knows what else she may have added. In fact when looking at the comments below the recipe it appears that anyone that tried the recipe had a similar issue:

I added cinnamon and sugar into the pumpkin mixture, then I brushed melted butter with pumpkin pis spice and more sugar onto the top. These are FANTASTIC with coffee

Hmm… so after spicing up the filling we have a bowl of melted butter and a bowl of a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, powdered sugar… you get the idea.

After popping them into the oven the filling tasted decent but the croissant part we were melting over.

Thinking back in hindsight it was decided that the filling would probably need to be worked over more, and probably a lot less than the one tablespoon per croissant that it calls for… but other than that, it was alright. Probably best served to several male acquaintances of mine that enjoy home cooked food… hmmm.

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