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Mini slices of pumpkin pie-flavored jelly shots are fun to serve or bring to the party!
I have a confession to make about these shots – they actually have no pumpkin in them. Stay with me! If you make them with actual pumpkin you end up a jelly shot that's a little grainy. It’s not bad, but it’s not the best.
Instead, I use pumpkin liqueur to add that pumpkin flavor, and Yoplait yogurt to give the shots a creamy texture. It works perfectly and makes for a really fun and seasonal jelly shot that's great for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
To start the shots, mix the water, pumpkin liqueur and sugar in a small pot. Just heat the mixture up, don’t let it boil. Then sprinkle on the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is combined and dissolved into the liquid.
Mix together the yogurt, spices and food coloring in a small bowl. You can use either vanilla yogurt or the seasonal pumpkin flavor.
For the food coloring, you can either hunt down some actual orange food coloring at the store, or use 4 drops yellow, one drop red to get a pretty good orange color.
Then whisk in the warm gelatin mixture and you’ll have a delicious pumpkin pie shot base!
Pour it into your little graham cracker crusts and let it sit in the fridge for at least two hours.
Just before serving, cut the pies into quarters and top each shot with some whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
Pretty easy, but they sure do look impressive. Not to mention they're really tasty! But be responsible – probably not a good idea to eat a whole pie by yourself!
Nick is all about seasonal jelly shots! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon Profile.