Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies

These Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies are cute and easy!  A fun, kid-friendly Halloween dessert.
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Course: Baked Goods/Breads, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Autumn Recipes, Easy Recipes, Game Day, Halloween, Vegetarian recipes
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 Hand Pies
Calories: 501kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice See my make your own recipe HERE
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon half and half

Instructions

  • If frozen, set out puff pastry sheets to slightly thaw, up to 40 minutes. They should remain cold but be pliable enough to roll out.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F degrees
  • Mix together the 2 tablespoons of granulated and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice, set aside.
  • Mix together the pumpkin puree, 1 whole egg, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, the vanilla, salt and half and half.  Whisk until well combined, set aside.
  • Roll out the puff pastry sheets so they are about 13 inches long (big enough to do 3 rows of pumpkins).  Use a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter to cut the puff pastry into pumpkin shapes.  Place 12 of the puff pastry pumpkins on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper.Use a small, sharp knife to cut out Jack O' Lantern faces in the remaining 12 pumpkins.  Use a rolling pin and roll over each Jack O' Lantern once or twice to make it just slightly larger than the bottom pumpkin.
  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin pie mixture onto the center of each pumpkin bottom.  Use your finger to brush the edge of the puff pastry with water.  Carefully set the Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin on top, lining it up with the pumpkin on the bottom.  Use your finger to gently press together the edges  of the pumpkins.
  • Whisk the egg yolk with one tablespoon of water.  Brush the egg wash over the tops of the pastries.  Sprinkle with the sugar and spice mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until the pumpkins are puffed and golden.

Notes

*It is easier to cut the shapes out of the puff pastry when it is colder, so keep the ones you aren’t working on in the freezer so they don’t get to warm
**I love to use Simple Truth brand when I find it at Fred Meyer.  It's always great quality!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Pie | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3225IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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