Pumpkin Pie Macarons Recipe

Indulge in Autumn Bliss: Pumpkin Pie Macarons šŸŽƒšŸ‚

Prepare your taste buds for a seasonal delight that captures the essence of fall in every bite. Introducing our Pumpkin Pie Macarons, a fusion of delicate almond shells filled with a creamy pumpkin-spiced filling. These little treats are not only visually stunning but also a celebration of autumn flavors that will leave you craving more. So, let’s embark on this culinary adventure and create a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 110 grams almond flour
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • 100 grams egg whites, room temperature
  • 50 grams granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Orange gel food coloring (optional)

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Prepare for Baking: Line baking sheets with parchment paper and prepare a piping bag fitted with a round tip.
  2. Prepare the Almond Mixture: In a food processor, combine almond flour and powdered sugar. Pulse until finely ground, then sift the mixture into a large bowl to ensure a smooth texture.
  3. Whip the Egg Whites: In another bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until frothy. Gradually add granulated sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add pumpkin pie spice and orange food coloring, if desired, and mix until evenly combined.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gently fold the egg white mixture into the almond flour mixture until smooth and glossy. This step requires patience and a gentle hand to maintain the macaron’s signature texture.
  5. Pipe the Macarons: Transfer the batter to the prepared piping bag and pipe small circles onto the prepared baking sheets. Allow the piped macarons to sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes, forming a thin skin on top. This is crucial for achieving the macaron’s characteristic “feet.”
  6. Bake to Perfection: Preheat the oven to 300Ā°F (150Ā°C) and bake the macarons for 15-18 minutes, or until set and slightly firm. Once baked, let them cool completely on the baking sheets.
  7. Prepare the Filling: While the macarons are cooling, prepare the filling by beating together the softened butter, powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice until light and fluffy.
  8. Assemble the Macarons: Once the macarons are cool, pipe or spread the filling onto half of the macarons and sandwich them with the remaining halves.
  9. Chill and Serve: For the best flavor, refrigerate the assembled macarons for at least 24 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together and the texture to develop fully.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 48 hours (includes chilling time)
  • Calories: 130 kcal per macaron
  • Servings: 24 macarons

Final Thoughts:

With their delicate almond shells and creamy pumpkin filling, these Pumpkin Pie Macarons are a true delight for the senses. Whether you’re hosting a fall gathering or simply treating yourself to a seasonal indulgence, these little bites of autumn bliss are sure to impress. So, take your time crafting each macaron with care and savor the flavors of the season with every luxurious bite. Enjoy!

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