• prep: 45 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    Pumpkin pie is, hands down, the most iconic Thanksgiving dessert. And something that predictable can get to be, well, a tad boring after a while. This year, you can tell your friends you're serving pumpkin pie, and you will be, but it will be in a new, much more fun incarnation: whoopie pies! Any kids at the table will be squealing with delight, and the adults will be, too, when they sink their teeth into the moist pumpkin cake layers and bourbon cream cheese filling. Reminders of that other icon, pecan pie, turn up as chopped bits of candied pecans around the edge of the filling.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1/2 tablespoon water
    • 1/2 cup pecans
    • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1 tablespoon bourbon (optional; substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
    • 2 large baking sheets; parchment paper; 1-ounce round ice cream scoop (optional; see Cooks' Notes)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 309 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 24.71%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 25.45%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 20 mg 6.74%
    • Sodium: 214 mg 8.94%
    • Calcium: 36 mg 3.65%
    • Potassium: 69 mg 1.98%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.3%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 40 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.88%
    • Sugar: 27 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 7.29%
    • Vitamin C 0.21%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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