Pumpkin Macarons

Pumpkin Macaron

halloween is one of my FAVORITE times of the year! to celebrate i am partnering with a ton of creative minds from some of my most talented blogging friends!! we are bringing you over 110 fabulous halloween ideas! from costumes to parties, crafts and home decor, recipes and free printables, we have so many fun ideas to share – i guarantee you’ll find a project you would love! today i am sharing my HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN MACARONS. not only do they TASTE like pumpkin but they LOOK like pumpkins too! they are one of my favorites from my book Gourmet French Macarons! here is the recipe and template to make your pumpkin macarons!

Pumpkin Macarons



note: these are not an advanced macaron design – don’t be intimidated! by slightly undermining your batter you can pipe the pumpkins to have these ridges as shown in the photo, or mix perfectly and have smooth pumpkins. another cute variation is to use edible marker pens and draw jack-o-lantern faces on the pumpkins! the template shows the stem but to not pipe this with batter if you want the design above, but feel free to if you would like to color the stem with a edible marker later. its up to you! the filling in this photo is a cinnamon buttercream, but my favorite is pumpkin pie. both recipes can be found in my book Gourmet French Macarons on amazon. also please note that this recipe does NOT include all the tips and tricks that the cookbook has! this is a very watered down version of the recipes in my book!

100g of egg whites aged at room temperature

Pinch of Cream of tartar

35g of superfine sugar

110g of Almond flour

200g of Powdered Sugar

orange food coloring

brown candy melts

1. Measure out all ingredients and set aside.

2. Prepare the baking sheets by lining them with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Slide your printed pumpkin template sheet underneath. Prepare piping bag to be filled and set aside.

3. Sift sugar and almond mixture two or three times through a sieve and set aside. Discard large almond pieces that remain in sieve.

4. Place the egg whites in a large bowl or in stand mixer with wire whisk attachment. Whisk on low speed until egg whites become foamy. Add the pinch of cream of tartar . Continue to whisk on medium-low until soft peaks form. Slowly add in the superfine sugar. Once all of the sugar is incorporated, scrape down the sides with a spatula.

5. Turn your mixer on medium-high and continue to whip until peaks begin to form. Slow down your speed and check your egg whites periodically until you reach a stiff meringue. add orange food dye toward the end of whisking.

6. Sift 1/3 of the almond flour and powdered sugar mixture through the sieve and into the meringue. Fold the dry mixture into the meringue. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Once all of the dry ingredients are incorporated, the batter will be thick and have a dull shine. Continue to fold, pressing out air bubbles along the bottom or sides of the bowl after each turn. As you do so, the batter will loosen. Stop folding when the batter has a glossy sheen, a “lava-like” consistency, and falls in a ribbon like manner off the spatula. Your batter will be ready when it falls off your spatula in a thick lava-like stream. It will collect on top of itself in the bowl making ribbon lines that should have disappeared after 30 seconds. When placing the batter into the piping bag, it should just slightly ooze out of the tip.

7. Transfer the batter into a large pastry bag fitted with a round tip and pipe pumpkins on the parchment paper following the templates. To pipe, Start at the top center of the pumpkin, right under the stem. Pipe outward and down creating a crescent shape outline of one side of the pumpkin. Without lifting your tip, pipe back up to the top just inside the piped batter. Repeat this process all the way across the pumpkin to create curved vertical lines.

8. When all of the pumpkins are piped on the parchment, remove templates from below your parchment paper carefully. Let the batter rest at room temperature for 20-40 minutes.

9. Preheat oven to 350. Place one cookie sheet in oven and reduce temperature to 300 degrees. Set timer for 6 minutes. Rotate pan. Cook another 5 minutes or until macarons are cooked through. Allow to cool, then remove.

10.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack.

11.  Match up similar size shells into pairs and sandwich with filling of your choice.

12. To make the stems: melt brown candy coating in plastic bag. Draw stems on paper and cover with wax paper.  Cut corner of plastic bag and pipe melted candy coating to fill in stem outline. Set aside to cool. Place cooled stems into the filling on the top of the pumpkin.

Makes (Sandwiched)– 18-22 pumpkin shaped macarons


Filled macarons can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. They are BEST after about 12 hours in the fridge and warmed to room temperature… if you can wait that long! They can be frozen for up to a month in an airtight container.

NOTE: this is a copyrighted recipe and template. do not copy or use without expressed permission.

Pumpkin Template




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  1. These are perfect Mindy, might just have to try them this Halloween!

  2. They looks so cute! Lovely idea :)

  3. What a great idea! Pinning.


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