Photo: Shelly Strazis; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 16 to 18 (makes 36) (serving size: 2 tacos)

How to Make It

Step 1

Make slaw: Mix cabbage, cilantro, and onions in a bowl.

Step 2

Toast chiles: In a small frying pan over medium heat, cook sliced chiles in oil, stirring often, until some turn reddish brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer chiles to paper towels, using a slotted spoon; reserve oil.

Step 3

Make spread: In a medium saucepan, cook butter over medium heat, swirling often, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add ground chiles and allspice all at once and stir until foamy, about 10 seconds. Reduce heat to low and stir in pumpkin, cream cheese, and salt; cook, stirring, until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in juice; scrape into a bowl. Just before serving, drizzle with reserved chile oil.

Step 4

Warm tortillas: Divide into 2 stacks, wrap in a cloth napkin, and microwave until hot, turning over once, 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5

Set tortillas, spread, slaw, pumpkin seeds, toasted chiles, and orange wedges on a tray and let diners make their own tacos, adding a squeeze of orange and more salt to taste.

Step 6

*Buy at a Latino market. Or substitute regular-size tortillas.

Step 7

Make ahead: For spread and slaw, 1 day, chilled. Toast chiles the day of serving. Microwave spread until hot, 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 8

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

karendb's Review

December 19, 2010
It's good. The pumpkin mixture is really yummy and worth doubling the recipe. I used lower-fat neufchatel. The slaw is rather bland so I added shredded carrot for more flavor and color. I could not find dried ancho chiles so I used "California" chiles instead, apparently they are similar. The ancho chili powder is worth using as opposed to using normal chili powder.