Pumpkin Hand Pies-Recipe Linky 26 comments

I have a supply of pumpkin I bought on sale and need to use it before this years supply is available and I was in the mood to bake for my grandson, really I dont need any excuse but he loves my goodies and is always ready and because he likes toaster pastries and since we all know they have ingredients that are not so healthy for us, I went in search for recipes similar to toaster pastries to make. He kept talking about squash and pumpkin so this is perfect.
Pumpkin Hand Pie Pastries

I used the store bought pie pastry from Pillsbury, which means faster to the finish and  just the right thickness. These were easy to make and taste great, their small and just right to hold for eating. Could be used in a school lunch and could change up the filling for fruit filling, sugar free jam, or fresh fruit compote thicken with a bit of cornstarch and sugar.

Braxton took it one step further and added whipped cream and made a humming sound.

For the ingredients for the filling I used the recipe from Center Cut Cook The filling is pre-cooked before going into the pastry so it is easy to handle. I might add it is not as sweet as a pumpkin pie filling, which is also a good thing as I’m not a fan of sweet filling and many times reduce the amount of sugars in a recipe. And to make my task even easier I ues the Pampered Chef pie cutter and crimper I have had for over 20 years and never used, lol So now the recipePumpkin Hand Pies


If you want to make the crust here is the simple recipe.

    • 2½ cups all purpose flour
    • ½ tsp table salt
    • 1 cup salted butter, diced and chilled
    • ½ cup very cold ice water
    • 1 egg, beaten with 2 tsp water (egg wash)
    • coarse sugar for sprinkling

Make the Dough: In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the diced cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, with small chunks of butter still visible. One tablespoon at a time, add ice water to mixture until it holds together. It should stick together when pinched but not feel sticky. Work dough sparingly with cold fingers or pastry cutter, but do not overwork dough. Form 2 dough balls, wrap in plastic, and chill at least 1 hour. Recipe from Once Upon A Recipe

Click To Tweet

Other Recipes:
Homemade Peanut Butter Balls


[xyz-ihs snippet=”Recipes”]

[xyz-ihs snippet=”AmazonCookingAd”]

Shared Here:
Reviews and How To’s


About Karren Haller

I am a +70 Blogger that loves connecting with other women through blogging. A new recipe always intrigues, finding a new craft, creating bracelets occasionally and gardening is a favorite and writing brand reviews is a favorite for my readers. But most of all the connection to other bloggers. Creativity, simple life and getting things done

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

26 thoughts on “Pumpkin Hand Pies-Recipe Linky