Delicious & adorable, these little bites of pumpkin-flavored Heaven are the perfect appetizer for Fall. Bring a platter of these pumpkin deviled eggs to the next Holiday get together and watch them disappear!
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Today’s the first official day of Fall. Finally. I’ve been waiting on this day pretty much since school started. Bring on all things pumpkin, even those that’re just loosely pumpkin-y.
What better way than to celebrate that than with a whole week dedicated to all things pumpkin?! Naturally, that’s just what me and a great group of fellow bloggers decided to do. Welcome to #PumpkinWeek 2019!
Each day this week, myself and other bloggers will be bringing you the best pumpkin-based recipes from our home kitchens. Recipes tried, tested, and true that you can make and shire with family and friends to celebrate the season.
Not only does this annual event bring a bevy of savory & sweet recipes, but it also includes a fantastic giveaway with some really awesome prizes from our generous sponsors.
This year those sponsors include: Dixie Crystals sugar products, Torani syrups & sauces, Cabot creamery’s cheese & dairy products, and finally Sweets & Treats Boutique (everything from sprinkles, to straws, to cupcake liners, etc).
Make sure to follow the post below the recipe card and check out the generous prizes, enter the giveaway, and discover some amazing recipes- all at the same time.
In the meantime, let’s get to our first recipe for the week- tasty pumpkin deviled eggs.
What’re Pumpkin Deviled Eggs?
These savory bites are the perfect appetizer for Fall. With an orange tinted, creamy egg yolk filling the color resembles pumpkin. Cute little lines are etched in the filling to make it look even more like the beloved gourd. A little green stem finishes each pumpkin deviled eggs off.
It’s adorable, but even more than cute- they taste delicious.
How Do You Make Deviled Eggs That Look Like Pumpkins?
It’s actually super simple, with only a handful of ingredients. Most you probably already have on hand, and if you don’t they’re all easy to get.
All you need is hard boiled eggs, pureed pumpkin, mayonnaise, mustard, salt & pepper. Simple as could be, and whipping up a batch is just as easy.
First, make sure the peeled hard boiled eggs are chilled. Cold eggs slice better, making for a cleaner cut and less mess. Use a sharp knife to slice each egg in half length wise.
Gently scoop out the yolks, careful to not break the egg white ‘shell’, and add them to a waiting mixing bowl. To the same mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients. You can use a whisk and elbow grease to whip the filling into a smooth, creamy mixture.
For the creamiest results, and the easiest way, use a hand mixer and beat the filling until ultra smooth and creamy. It won’t take but a minute.
Arrange the egg whites onto a serving platter or plate of your choosing. It can be decorative if you’re using them as a festive centerpiece, or plain if it’s just a simple appetizer to keep hungry guests at bay while the main meal cooks.
There’s no better way to keep hungry guests out of your busy kitchen than by having a tasty appetizer on hand for them to munch on. Even better? These cuties will give them something to talk about as they guess how you created them, and at the possible recipe ingredients.
Fill the eggs with the pumpkin flavored yolk mixture. You can use a small spoon to scoop the filling into them, or you can pipe the filling in. I like piping it because it gives me control and prevents any mess. It means more evenly filled eggs, and then all I have to do is go back with a spoon and gently shape them into a round mound.
Using the tines of a fork, gently rake it along the filling mound to create the pumpkin-like lines. Chop a green onion stalk into little stem-like pieces. Put a stem on each pumpkin.
At this point you can serve as is, or you can add a sprinkle of smoked paprika for a little extra pop of color. The pumpkin deviled eggs are delicious either way, but I do love the added depth of flavor from the slightly smoky spice sprinkled on top.
That’s it really. Just a couple easy steps is all that stand between you and the cutest Fall appetizer around. This appetizer is a great way to use leftover pumpkin too.
I’m constantly wondering how to use those last few tablespoons of pumpkin puree half the time when I bake. Often times I just end up throwing them out. Now, I know exactly what I’m saving them for!
Plus, pumpkin is a squash that’s great for you so any recipe you can incorporate it into is a great idea. Don’t worry about being turned off by an abundance of pumpkin flavor either. It’s just enough to add some color and some texture without overpowering the deviled egg filling itself.
TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING THE BEST PUMPKIN DEVILED EGGS:
- Want to make these a meatier appetizer? Stir a little finely diced ham into the filling mixture. Crisp, crumbled bacon also makes a great addition to this savory finger food.
- Looking for an alternative to using green onions for the stems? Chives, bits of fresh green beans, or even the caps of okra will all work well.
- Do you like to add a little bit of heat into your recipes? A pinch of chipotle powder stirred into the filling will give these deviled eggs some kick.
- Another tasty spice you can is a little bit of curry powder. Again it adds some extra depth without over powdering the pumpkin texture.
- While I suggest using the tines of a fork to make the pumpkin lines, you can also use a tooth pick or even a wooden skewer instead.
- To give these pumpkin deviled eggs a spookier feel- cut up a black olive and add a little bit for a body and some spindly legs to the bottom corner of each ‘pumpkin’.
Can You Make These Deviled Eggs Ahead of Time?
Yes, you absolutely can! And you’ve got two options, depending on which is easier for you and the event you’re planning prepping them for.
You can make and fill them as is, and store them in an airtight tupperware dish in the refrigerator until ready to serve. When ready to serve, cut the stems and add them to the eggs. Make your pumpkin lines, and then sprinkle them with the smoked paprika right before setting them out for guests.
Alternatively, you can whip up the filling in the mixing bowl and seal it tightly with cling wrap. Also wrap up the egg whites, also refrigerating them. Five to ten minutes before ready to serve, add the filling to a large ziplocking bag.
Snip a hole in one corner, and squeeze out the excess air to pipe the filling into the egg shells. Set out on a tray to serve, add the stems, and serve.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas- these pumpkin deviled eggs are a fun festive appetizer for the Holiday season. They’re perfect because you can prepare them ahead of time, or whip them up at the last minute. Plus, they’re cute enough that all the guests will adore them- for looks & for taste!
Other Savory Pumpkin Appetizer Recipes To Serve:
- Spiced Pumpkin Basil Cheese Ball
- Cheese & Cracker Pumpkin Pie Bites
- Chipotle Pumpkin Cheese Dip
- Autumn Nachos
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Pumpkin Deviled Eggs
- 6 hard boiled eggs peeled & chilled
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
- green onion stalk for garnish
- smoked paprika for garnish, optional
- Using a sharp pairing knife, slice each egg in half lengthwise. Scoop the yolks into a medium sized mixing bowl, and set the egg whites aside.
- Add the pumpkin puree, mayonnaise, and mustard to the mixing bowl. Whisk the mixture together until the filling is smooth and creamy. Salt & pepper the filling, to taste.
- Scoop the filling evenly into the cavity of each halved egg. Use a spoon to gently shape it.
- Once all the eggs are filled, use the tines on a fork and gently run them over the filling creating the lines to make it look like a pumpkin.
- Add a green onion 'stem' to each deviled egg, and sprinkle lightly with smoked paprika. Serve immediately.
Fall is in the air, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 34 bloggers will be sharing 140+ fantastic recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
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Thank you to #PumpkinWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, and Cabot Creamery Co-operative for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #PumpkinWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Blogghetti
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