“Oh My! Pumpkin Pie!” Macarons
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 10-20 macarons
  • Preparation Time: 40 ninutes
  • 1 cup Tropical Food’s Diet Delight® Snack Mix, separated
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup superfine sugar
  • ½ tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup pumpkin purée
  • ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Separate nuts from raisins in Tropical Food’s Diet Delight®. Use a food processor to grind nuts to a powder, but do not let it grind to a butter. Sift the nut flour with confectioners’ sugar and pumpkin pie spice into a small bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until foamy; add cream of tartar and superfine sugar. Whip to a stiff peak.
  4. Sift nut flour over egg mixture and fold together. Scrape batter into a piping bag with round tip sized for desired macaron size. Pipe out identical rounds of batter and let sit until a light skin is formed.
  5. Lower oven to 325 degrees and bake macarons for 10 minutes, rotating halfway between.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes, and then fill. To make filling, place raisins from Diet Delight® into a food processor and process until chopped.
  7. Add the remaining filling ingredients and process until well blended.
  8. Scrape into a bag and pipe a small amount sandwiched between two macarons.
On October 9th, 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, “Oh My! Pumpkin Pie!” Macarons, was created by Kelcey Fleagle