These bite-sized Pumpkin Puffs are infused with Mexican flavor from tangy cotija cheese and rich Crema Mexicana. Plus, they’re easy to make in just 15 minutes! It’s that time of year again – when the weather starts to cool off, the leaves start to change colors, and we start seeing pumpkins everywhere we go. And I’m just as guilty when it comes to the pumpkin-flavored craze. So when I had the chance to create a new recipe using Mexican products from Cacique®, I couldn’t help but infuse a little pumpkin flavor.
The result was pretty delicious. These little bite-sized pumpkin puffs are the perfect shareable snack for your Halloween or Fall parties. I think they would even make a great appetizer for Thanksgiving. And the infusion of Mexican flavors from the Cotija cheese and Crema Mexicana takes this dish to a whole other level! I had so much fun adding a bit of Mexican flavor to this recipe with Cacique® Cotija Cheese and Crema Mexicana.
In fact, Cacique® has an entire line of Mexican cheeses and sour creams. Now I’m busy dreaming up all kinds of Mexican-inspired recipes, so I can try out all their products. The cotija cheese was so fresh and flavorful! And the Crema Mexicana was rich and silky. These Cacique® products made it easy to add incredible Mexican flavors to this dish, without spending the whole day in the kitchen. In fact – you can make these pumpkin puffs in just 15 minutes!
I love quick recipes like this for entertaining. They let me spend more time with my family and friends, and less time in the kitchen. But I still get to serve incredible food. Win, win.
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, mix together the pumpkin, cotija cheese, and Crema Mexicana. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and stir until well combined.
- Spray a baking sheet lightly with olive oil. Spread phyllo cups out on prepared baking sheet. Fill each phyllo cup with a spoonful of pumpkin-cotija filling. Each cup should be completely full. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the phyllo dough is a light golden color. If desired, garnish each pumpkin puff with a sprig of thyme.