Monday, October 18, 2010

Pop-Tarts Pumpkin Pie

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts.



The kids and I got to play with our food to create a Pop-Tarts recipe. The kids' idea was to take a Choc-0-Lantern Pop-Tarts, cover it with orange frosting, and then top it with another Pop-Tarts which has been cut into a Jack-o-lantern shape. Simple, fun, cute, and festive, no? But did I listen to them? Nope. I had a better idea. And by better, I mean much more complicated. (Sometimes, I get this idea I'm a Food Network star. I'm not.)



My idea was to use these limited edition Pop-Tarts to create a chocolate fudge crusted Pop-Tarts Pumpkin Pie. We crumbled 6 Pop-Tarts into a bowl.


Then we added half a stick of melted butter to the crumbled Pop-Tarts. We mixed it well.


Then we pressed the chocolate fudge Pop-Tarts crust into a 9 inch pie plate.


The kids helped me to mix the pumpkin pie filling.


We poured the pie filling into the Pop-Tarts crust and popped the whole thing into the oven. Smell that? Mmmmmmm!


The finished product! Chocolatey Pop-Tarts pumkin pie!


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112 comments:

Myrnie said...

My great grandma's apple cake recipe- CUPS of sugar and oil, loaded with apples...it's amazing :)

Cara! said...

pumpkin pie (with cool whip on top!!)

Tammigirl said...

My favorite fall recipe is honestly somanythings.

Apple crisp? Easy peasy. In dire straits it is acceptable to just pop an apple in the oven with some brown sugar (and maybe a dab of butter)

I also love to make hot fudge pudding cake. The kind with both white and brown sugar and melted butter instead of oil is the best.

Mami2jcn said...

I like this Acorn Dough Nuts Recipe, courtesy of Disney Family Fun:

Frost a third or so of a plain or glazed doughnut hole with chocolate frosting or peanut butter.
Roll the frosted top in crumbled toffee, then add a small piece of a pretzel for the stem.

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Carly said...

Our favorite fall recipe is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! Always moist and delicious. I think I'll make some right now :D

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Missi said...

Pumpkin Pie w/ cool whip topping on top of course :)

sodahoney said...

Spudnut, donuts with potatoes.

sodahoney said...

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LisaArant said...

My favorite fall recipe is my Mother's Pumpkin Roll! YUM!

La Bella Baskets said...

Pumpkin muffins!

Amy said...

My favorite fall recipe is my neighbors pumpkin bread that she makes into little loaves and gives out. It is SO good!

L Robinson said...

pecan pie!! with a little cool whip on top - yummy!!!

KathyGTwins said...

Warm apple crisp with vanilla/caramel ice cream!

Angie H. said...

Sweet potato pie... lots of whipped cream... or... Pecan pie... lots of whipped topping...
YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

JillyBeanTM said...

Pumpkin pie cheesecake!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is pumpkin pie with cool whip, lots of cool whip, on top. Although my son will not eat it. He prefers pecan pie.

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kellyH said...

my fav fall thing is all things pumpkin! I make pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin muffins, & pumpkin cookies constantly! new this year was my first pumpkin roll - delish!!

Tana said...

Pumpkin Rolls are one of our family favorites. A cream cheese filling in the center of a pumpkin cake like mixture. DELICIOUS!! Also, caramel popcorn is another good one.

Tanya said...

My favorite fall recipe would either have to be glazed sweet potatoes or Topsy Turvey Apple pie. ANd I don;t usually like apple pie, but this is the best recipe.

Alicia said...

YUM!! I just made pumpkin waffles last night and it might be right up there as one of my new fall favorites!

Denise said...

I have an apple cake recipe that is so yummy. It is even better with fresh apples from our local orchard! I serve it warm drizzled with caramel syrup and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. SOOOOO GOOOOD!!

tommygirl said...

I like to keep it simple, since I am not a BIG halloween fan. I will make sugar cookies with orange frosting, then add some black gel to make them look like jack-o-lanterns.

Ellie said...

My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin bread. I always slather a ton of (real)butter on top. Yumm! Unfortunately, I am not a great baker and my Mom makes this for me, so I couldn't tell you how to make it!

mmburdette22 said...

My family enjoys making Rice Krispies treats and using food coloring to dye the marshmallow cream black and then dusting orange sprinkles on top. Always a hit with the kids!

The Roberts said...

My favorite fall recipe or dish is anything that's got halloween decorations on it. I'm a sucker for looks. We make this thing called "Mummy mix" with pretzels, white chocolate, all kinds of things! I also love apple pie!
-Amanda Ro.

mamawj said...

I think my favorite fall dessert to make would be apple walnut banana loaf and when done I serve it as a slice with warm apple butter poured on it, warm & filling. thanks
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mamawj said...

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The Sunshyn said...

My favorite was always the Rice Crispy treats with food coloring in the marshmallow cream and candy corns or other Halloween candies on top.
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Tabathia said...

krispy kreme pumpkin spice doughnuts
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Tabathia said...

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Tara Mack said...

monster cookies

Julie said...

I'm too brain dead to think of a favorite, but I'd love a pie crust made out of pop tarts!!

Lisa said...

My newest fall favorite is pumpkin roll. HMMM I can't wait to have my first bite of some right around Thanksgiving.

Karate Mom said...

My mom-in-law's pumpkin bread is a fantastic fall treat. I may have to make some today!

V1nce said...

I like a good old fashioned pumpkin pie. A few cups of pumpkin, eggs, tons o' brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice (dunno exactly what the spice mix is), some cinnamon, nonfat evaporated milk and yeah you'll need a pie crust. Toss it in the oven and when your sister says its ready grab the vanilla ice cream and pie and run as fast as you can!

Bug said...

My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin bread with a sugar/cinnamon topping.

Wander said...

COOL PIE!!

I love pumpkin roll! It's our fall favorite!

Jen said...

I love Pecan pie!!!

Cristen said...

Haystacks... they are NUMMY!
ingredients:
1 2/3 cup butterscotch morsels
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 can (8.5 oz. size) chow mein noodles
3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions:

Line trays with wax paper.

Microwave morsels in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Add noodles and marshmallows; toss until all ingredients are coated.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared trays. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

DOUBLE BOILER METHOD: Place morsels in top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Do not cover. When most of the morsels are shiny, stir just until melted. (Prevent water from coming in contact with morsels.) Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Transfer to large bowl. Add noodles and marshmallows; proceed as above.

This recipe from CDKitchen for Butterscotch Haystacks serves/makes 12

Kerry said...

Pumpkin cheesecake is my favorite fall recipe.
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JC said...

My favorite is pumpkin donuts.

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Wendy said...

Pumpkin cheesecake with plenty of cool whip!

Anonymous said...

FAll recipe??? I could eat pumpkin cheesecake until I fall over and die!

-Bets

deb126 said...

Pumpkin rolls with cream cheese fillings, they are absolutely delicious and we make some with nuts mixed in, we make quite a few rolls and then freeze some for later

thanks for the Great giveaway

Sharon said...

anything with pumpkin! oh and mom's chili.

anawinston said...

its a tie between homemade pumpkin pie (NOT storebought) and spiced rum apple cider! Love the spiked cider warm in the fall!!! :)

Amber Narae said...

Fresh, warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream... mmmmm... CRAVING!

Gretchen said...

Mmm, yummy!


Pumpkin dip
Ingredients
• 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
• 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
• 2 or 3 cups confectioners' sugar
• 2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl. Beat with electric mixer until fluffy. Serve with gingersnaps.

Vicki said...

I always think "soup" when I think of fall food. And apple dump cake...SO EASY! Just dump a can of apple pie filling in the bottom of a casserole dish, then dump a golden cake mix on top. Cover with butter pats and bake at 350* for about 30-40 minutes depending on how "done" you want it (we like it a little on the mushy side so I do 30).

April M said...

My favorite Halloween recipe? Easy, mix equal parts of candy corn and peanuts in a bowl. Consume and repeat!

Jennifer said...

My favorite is pumpkin pie, but I also love cornbread dressing. My grandmother taught me how to make it and it always reminds me of her.

I had to come over and check out this post because I LOVE the pumpkin pie pop tarts. They are so yummy. I'm glad they are only around for a little while.

Melissa said...

Sugar cookies, iced with orange frosting!

Jen K. said...

Love apple cider donuts from anywhere! Something I make that I love is apple slices. Yum!

fostertam said...

Ghost cookies--nutterbutters dipped in white chocolate and then make some faces by painting with dark chocolate.

fostertam said...

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Karen said...

I especially enjoy homemade apple crisp with a wedge of cheddar cheese or icecream on top.

Lesley said...

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Ingredients:
Serves 8

* 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
* 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
* 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
* 3/4 cup milk
* 2 large eggs , separated, yolks beaten
* 1 cup canned pumpkin
* 4 1/2 cups heavy cream , whipped
* 1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust
* Shaved dark chocolate

Combine gelatin, 1/2 cup of sugar, salt, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg in a saucepan. Stir in milk, egg yolks and pumpkin. Cook over medium heat until thick. Chill saucepan in refrigerator until partially set—about 1 hour.

In a bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup of sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in 1/2 cup of whipped cream. Fold egg white mixture into filling. Pour filling into pie crust and chill for 1 hour.

Just before serving, top with remaining whipped cream and sprinkle some shaved dark chocolate on top.

YUM!

Quadmama said...

My favorite fall recipe: roasted pumpkin seeds. Easy and makes the house smell great (bake in the oven at 300 until lightly brown... coat with salt and butter if desired).
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Kelly Massman said...

PUMPKIN CRUNCH CAKE




1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin
1 1/2 c. sugar
4 tsp. pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
Chopped pecans
1 c. butter, melted
Mix first 6 ingredients and pour into prepared 9 x 2 x 13 inch dish. Empty 1 Duncan Hines yellow cake mix evenly on top of pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Drizzle 1 cup butter on top (2 sticks). Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes until golden. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream as a dessert or as a coffee cake, etc.

Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

• can (10 3/4 oz) 98% fat free 45% less sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
• can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
• ½ container of Velveeta cheese
• 3/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
• ½ cup salsa
• 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
• 8 yellow corn tortillas (6 or 7 inch), torn into bite-size pieces
• 2 bell peppers, chopped
• large tomato, chopped
• large onion, chopped
• 2 cups corn
• 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix soup, chiles, velveeta, milk, salsa, chili powder and cumin until blended. Stir in chicken, tortillas and bell pepper. Stir in tomato and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon and spread mixture in baking dish.

2. Cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese, let sit and eat!



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T said...

My son has been begging for monkey bread. I guess that's our favorite fall meal.

Anne J said...

pumpkin bread with chocolate chips is our favorite.
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Anne J said...

I tweeted
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ms-texas said...

i like Pumpkin pie!

just read a recipe someone posted for pumpkin dip! Sounds wonderful and I've got to try it!

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ms-texas said...

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Natalia said...

Bloody-ghost cookies.
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John said...

Pumpkin pie
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Dar said...

PB Carmel dip with apples! YUM

susitravl said...

Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting - YUMMY

meeyeehere said...

I like dying marshmallows orange and painting faces and hair on with frosting!
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TruthHole said...

Uh,recipe??My wife makes a mean pumpkin pie out of pumpkin guts.

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Deb said...

I'm not the most creative - I can follow a recipe, but I'm not one to envision an idea and know how to make that with food, but what I have done is take a ghost cookie cutter and cut ghosts out of rice krispie treats. Simple, but the kids love them!

sunnymum said...

Every year, I drool thinking about the Thanksgiving turkey. My brothers started making it with Alton Brown's brine recipe, and it is amazing every time!
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sunnymum said...

Also tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/28549557848

Tamara said...

Favorite fall recipe is French Apple Pie with the yummy crumble on top!

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

I love making spice cake with cream cheese frosting, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie

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bikeohio said...

My favorite fall recipe is anything that involves a pumpkin pie variant!

bikeohio said...

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susan1215 said...

I love making apple crisp and topping it with cinnamon ice cream

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gmissycat said...

Candy apples and Carmel apples were always a favorit here! Loved them!
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gmissycat said...

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marybug2 said...

I don't have one, but yours sounds very good so I think I will try it.
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Shel said...

I make my grandmothers Pumpkin Raisin bread...it's fantastic and we eat it warm with cream cheese for breakfast sometimes.

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Michelle Pixie said...

Mmmmm! This is a great idea!! We love pumpkin pancakes but really we just love anything that reminds us of fall. Caramel apples, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pie! Yum now I am starving. ;-)

Susan C. said...

Apple crisp, with vanilla ice cream!

chrissiemz said...

My favorite holiday recipie/fall is Chocolate Cream Pie. Oh and second to that pumpkin pie
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sherry said...

any flavor of poptart warmed with ice cream on top yum!!!!!!!!!!
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Nikki said...

Apple pie is my favorite fall recipe. Then again, it's my favorite recipe anytime I can get it. :)

Sandyhere said...

Very creative. Thank you for the recipe.

We love anything Apple in the Fall. Apple pie is probably our thumbs up favorite and I go to my tried and true family Apple Pie Recipe passed down and down and down....through the generations :) but my kids always ask for Apple Syrup this time of year made with honey crisp Apples for my own special Cornmeal Pancakes.

Anonymous said...

Definitely pumpkin pie - the recipe from the back of the Libbey's can. :)

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jakiesmom said...

gotta have my moms apple pie..mine doesn't even come close
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wigget said...

my husband's family's pumpkin pie recipe. your typical recipe but with the addition of nutmeg.

Henria O. said...

I love pumpkin cheesecake!
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Danielle said...

I love pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling.
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Christine said...

My new favorite is pioneer woman's apple dumplings. So simple, so delicious.

Christine
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Sasha said...

I love making rice crispie treats for halloween- just the standard recipe.

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Deanna G. said...

I love to make Banana Nut Bread! It's so yummy and it makes the whole house smell amazing :)

Deanna G. said...

Tweeted about it:

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angie lilly said...

mmmm that would be my mother-in-law's double chocolate zucchini cake!!!
Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/29207942853
Angie
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Scott said...

Every fall I look forward to my wife's homemade organic vegan chili...mmmmmm We usually have a big pot on trick or treat night.
Scott
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Scott said...

tweeted
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Lexiquin said...

My favorite recipe to make for the kids this time of year is "Great" pumpkin cookies (I found the recipe on a Libby's can many years ago). Last week, I made four recipes using pumpkin. Everyone seemed to enjoy all of them.
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Lexiquin said...

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PauleyD said...

We like to make taffy apples. We take michigan apples and dip them in caramel sauce, then when they are cooled a bit we roll the apples in chcocolate chips, or sprinkles, or candy corn.

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