Delicious Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Bites

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These Instant Pot pumpkin pie bites are a great way to make a fun dessert quickly and easily in the Instant Pot. You don’t need the oven with this fantastic recipe.

» You might also like this Instant Pot Carrot Cake and Instant Pot Brownie Bites.

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I’m a little bit in love with these mini pumpkin pie bites. Thanks to the Instant Pot, the bites turn out perfectly moist and have just the right texture and crust to filling ratio that you want from a pumpkin pie. 

We find these a fun way to serve dessert as finger food for a party or just to keep your oven free at Thanksgiving for other things you’re making. They get popped right into the Instant Pot and take up no oven space.

Ingredients You Need

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  • Pumpkin puree – The easiest thing to use is a can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling), but you can also make your own puree. See our guide for Instant Pot pumpkin.
  • Evaporated milk – In order to add a bit more creaminess without adding a lot of extra fat, we also add evaporated milk to the mix. I like to think of this as the secret ingredient.
  • Brown sugar – I use a light brown sugar that has a mild sweet caramel flavor.
  • Eggs: Eggs act as a binding agent, and will give the bites a lot of moisture.
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove – These three spices add tons of warming spice flavor to the bites.
  • Ginger snap cookies – After a few variations, I found that ginger snap cookies were my favorite crust. you can use graham crackers, or any other type of cookie you like.
  • Water – You need water to build pressure in the Instant Pot – this doesn’t go in the brownies, but in the inner pot below.
  • Whipped cream – You can use a homemade or store-bought whipped cream to top the bites with the perfect finishing touch. We also sprinkle on a bit more cinnamon and crumbled ginger snaps for garnish.

Equipment Information

  • Egg Mold: It’s best to use silicone molds as the brownie bites will be easier to remove. Use this mold for pancake bites, brownie bites, and mini meatloaves.
  • Trivet: a trivet is a round wire rack that egg mold will go on top. It will give space between the bottom of the instant pot and the molds.
  • Instant Pot: this recipe is for a 6-quart instant pot.

This is the egg mold that I use. I bought it on Amazon. Two of them came in the order, which is great because you can make two or three batches at a time just by stacking the mold on top of each other. If you’re going to stack them, you’ll need to use the lids.

How to Make Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Bites

Spray the egg bite mold with cooking spray and set it aside. This will help tremendously with getting the bites out of the mold easily without breaking them apart.

In a large mixing bowl combine the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and stir until smooth.

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Fill each mold almost to the top, leaving just a bit of space for the cookie on top.

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Trim the ginger snaps slightly so that they fit just inside the mold. Lay the ginger snaps on top of each mold.

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cookies on top of egg mold

Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and set the trivet inside. Place the egg mold in the Instant Pot. If you’re making two batches you can stack the egg molds on top of each other.

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Close the lid and turn the vent to sealing, if necessary. Press the pressure cook or manual button and set the cooking time to 35 minutes on high pressure. When time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally. That will take about 15 minutes.

When it’s done, open the lid and remove the mold carefully from the pot. Set it on the counter to cool. It needs to cool completely before you remove the bites from the mold.

When you are ready to remove them from the mold, turn the mold upside down and press gently to pop them out.

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Top with whipped cream, ground cinnamon, and crushed ginger snaps, if desired.

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Substitutions & Variations

  • Nutty: Chop up some nuts like walnuts or pecans and mix them into the brownie batter. It will add a lovely crunch and flavor to the instant pot brownie bites. You can also top the brownie bites with a couple chopped nuts for a nice appearance.
  • Chocolate-y: Fold in some chocolate chips or butterscotch chips into the batter for an extra layer of chocolate-y goodness. 
  • Dark chocolate: Use unsweetened dark cocoa powder if you prefer dark chocolate brownies.
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Questions About the Recipe

Can I freeze these pumpkin bites?

Yes. These bites can be frozen if you intend to use them later. I actually really like to keep a bag in the freezer so I can pull out a few here and there for a special treat after dinner. Guests love them when they pop by and I have them at the ready. It takes just about 15 minutes to defrost them on the counter.

Do I need to cover the mold with tin foil?

You do not need to cover the egg mold in the Instant Pot. There might be a few drops of water that come off the lid as you open it, but they won’t ruin the bites. Just be careful when you take the lid off to tip it immediately to one side so all the water drops go down the side rather than directly onto the bites.

Can I make the batter ahead of time?

Kind of. You can make the batter ahead of time, but don’t leave it out too long. There are raw eggs in the batter, so it’s best to use the batter within a few hours of making it. It’s always better to continue the process and make the bites, then store them for later use.

Why Use An Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, because it drastically cuts down on the cooking time for developing flavors in soups and stews, getting tough cuts of meat tender, and even baking a cheesecake. And there are many accessories that will help you get more out of your Instant Pot.

If you don’t have one yet, check out our guide on which one to buy. Also see our guide to How to Use an Instant Pot for more information.

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Bites

These pumpkin pie bites are easy to make for a delicious fall dessert.

Note: Made in a 6-qt Instant Pot

5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Pressurizing Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 bites
Calories 123 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • Spray oil
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 14 ginger snap cookies
  • 1 cup water
  • Toppings: whipped cream ground cinnamon, and crushed ginger snaps

Instructions
 

  • Spray egg bite mold with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and stir until smooth. Fill each well of the mold almost to the top.
  • Trim the ginger snaps slightly so they fit just inside the mold. Lay a ginger snap on top of each well.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and set the trivet inside. Place the egg mold in the Instant Pot. Stack them if you are cooking two batches at a time.
  • Lock the lid and set the vent to sealing. Press the pressure cook button and set the timer for 35 minutes. When the time is up, allow for a natural pressure release. Remove the lid and transfer the egg bite mold to the counter to cool completely. Once mostly cool, place them in the refrigerator to firm up fully.
  • When you are ready to remove them from the mold, turn it upside down and press gently to pop them out.
  • Top with whipped cream, ground cinnamon, and crushed ginger snaps, if desired.

Notes

  • The bites need to cool completely before removing them from the mold.
  • You can use any other cookie instead of the ginger snaps, like graham crackers or Nilla wafers. We like ginger snaps best.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 4824IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
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