Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Tartlets are individual servings of pumpkin pie. These tartlets give you a few bites of pumpkin pie topped with pecans inside a wonton crust.
A tartlet is a small tart or pastry. A tart is a pastry that is baked inside a pastry shell. The shell is filled with a custard, jelly or fruit filling and doesn't have a top. It could also be a pastry that is folded over a filling. Now, you might think, this looks like a mini-pie. Well, I guess you could argue this is a mini-pie, too. Tarts typically have shorter sides than a pie and their crusts are an integral part of the dish. A pie crust is mainly there to hold the pie filling. Pies can, but don't always, have a top crust. Pies can also be piled high with meringue, fruit or whatever makes you happy. Tarts are not piled high. Confusing, isn't it? So, whether you call this a tartlet or a mini-pie, it's a delicious dessert either way.
Be gentle when you place the wontons in the muffin cups because the wontons can tear. When you spray the muffin tin with cooking spray be sure to spray lightly or your tartlets could be a little greasy. Also, spray lightly when you spray the first wonton you place in the muffin cups.
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Tartlets would make a nice addition to your Thanksgiving meal. They would also be a tasty dessert to take to a potluck or serve at a party.
I hope you enjoy!