Easy-to-Make Pumpkin Pasties
I don’t know about you, but I will be very sad once October is over. It is by far my favorite month! Pumpkin spice season and everything that comes with it is in full swing. There are pumpkin patches to go to, PSLs to sip on, and Halloween movies on repeat! I am not going to lie, I watched Hocus Pocus for the first time in my entire life this year…I’m 31 years old. I know, I know…crazy! I grew up watching REAL Halloween movies like Halloween, Poltergeist, and The Shining. Parenting win I’d say! Then the Harry Potter movies started coming out and they immediately became my Halloween movie go-to.
Harry Potter is on a loop at my house all throughout the month of October. I find the films to be very nostalgic. I read the first book when I was in the 6th grade and have been hooked ever since. I’ve even gone as far as recreating some of the fanciful food you would find in the Great Hall during a Halloween feast. So, anything off the trolley dears? I am sharing with you today my pumpkin pasties recipe that I make every year for Halloween! They are such a treat that will definitely bring out the wizard in you! Harry, Hermione, and Ron will sure approve!
If you remember the Apple Hand Pies blog post from September, then you’ll be fairly familiar with this recipe. It is a simple and fool-proof recipe that will bring out the wicked baker in anyone. I always use pre-made pie crust and canned pureed pumpkin for the convenience. Just mix in a few seasonings and you are good to go! People will think you spent all day over the cauldron---but your secret is safe with me!
-1 cup of pumpkin puree
-1/4 cup of sugar
-1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
-a pinch of nutmeg
-a pinch of cinnamon
-2 eggs divided
-2 tbsp butter (cut into tiny cubes)
-store bought pie crust (2 sheets)
-2 tbsp of brown sugar
-chocolate chips or butterscotch chips (optional)
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine the pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and one egg into a medium size bowl. Mix until smooth. Set aside.
Roll out the two sheets of store bought pie crust dough. Use a lid to a large mason jar to cut about 6 circles out of each sheet. You should end up with 12 circles of the pie crust dough. Place the circles on your prepared cookie sheet.
Fill one side of the circle with about 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin mixture. Make sure to leave enough room on the edges to seal the pasties. Top off the pumpkin mixture with a tiny cube of butter and add the chocolate or butterscotch chips if desired.
Fold the circles to seal the pasties using a fork to crimp the edges together. Score the tops of the pasties using a knife. I made little Harry Potter lightening bolt scores on mine, but you can be as creative as you’d like. Beat the other egg in a small bowl. Brush the egg wash over the pasties. Now, sprinkles the tops of the pasties with brown sugar and place into the over for about 20-25 minutes.
Take the pumpkin pasties out the oven and allow them to cool. Stick in one of the Harry Potter films, make some Butterbeer, and grab a plate of these wicked good pumpkin pasties! Your fellow witches and wizards will not be disappointed!