Pumpkin Cheesecake Macarons

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Just in time for fall, pumpkin cheesecake macarons are a sweet treat packed with warm spices.

These macarons have all the comforting spices of fall wrapped up in a creamy frosting.  It’s a mashup of two classics pie flavors in one bite: cheesecake and pumpkin pie.

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I start with my Perfect Macaron Recipe, adding 12 drops of orange and 6 drops of chocolate brown gel food coloring to get the perfect pumpkin pie color.

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The filling consists of two parts: cream cheese frosting and a rich pumpkin butter.

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To make the pumpkin butter, combine all of the ingredients in a pan and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.  The pumpkin purée and sugar caramelize and turn a deep brown color.  You get all of the flavors of a baked pumpkin pie in a really concentrated form-perfect for macarons!

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This recipe makes more pumpkin butter than you’ll need.  Refrigerate the extra in a glass jar for a week.  It is wonderful spread on sourdough toast, biscuits, or pancakes.

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After you have filled the macarons, let them sit for a day or two.  Something magical happens-the filling and the shells merge to form the perfect texture!  Be sure to check out my Perfect Macaron Recipe for all of my baking tips and tricks!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Macarons

All the warm spices of fall and a cream cheese frosting in one bite. A delicious filling for perfect macarons!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: fillings, macarons
Makes: 50 Macarons
Author: Corey Grimsley

Ingredients

Pumpkin Butter

  • 822 grams pumpkin puree (1) 29 oz can
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 113 grams butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 113 grams cream cheese room temperature, Philadelphia
  • 240 grams powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Make the Pumpkin Butter

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a pan and cook over low heat for 30 minutes. The pumpkin purée will change from orange to a rich brown color.
  • Allow the mixture to cool before transferring to a piping bag.

Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Before you begin, make sure the butter and cream cheese are at room temperature.
  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, whip the room temperature butter on medium-high speed for five minutes.  You will see a dramatic change-it will go from yellow to bright white and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in the cream cheese.  Mix for another two minutes to completely combine.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and add into the mixer in two batches, scraping the sides of the bowl in between. Let the mixer run for about 4 minutes and the frosting will be thick and velvety.  Add the vanilla extract mix to combine.

Make the Pumpkin Cheesecake Macarons

  • Make one batch of Perfect Macarons, adding 12 drops of orange and 6 drops of chocolate brown gel food coloring to the meringue.
  • Pair matching shells and pipe a ring of frosting onto the bottom of each cookie.
  • Fill the center of the ring with thepumpkin butter and top with the matching shell.
  • Let the macarons rest for 24 hours before enjoying!

Notes

  • This pumpkin butter recipe makes more than you will need to fill one batch of macarons (50 cookies).  Store the extra pumpkin butter in a glass jar in the refrigerator for two weeks.  It is delicious on toast, biscuits, or pancakes!
  • This cream cheese frosting recipe is half of my original recipe and omits the milk for a thicker consistency.    
Did you try this recipe?Let me know how it was!

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Corey Grimsley

I’m an artist and art restorer who spends an equal amount of time in the kitchen. Follow along as I put an artisanal touch on all of my bakes!

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