Hello friends, today I will show you how to make these delicious Pumpkin Pasties. These Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties are super easy to make and delicious.
They feature a delicious creamy pumpkin filling, and you only need a few ingredients to make this recipe.
When making these Pumpkin Pasties, you can make your own pie dough, or you can use store-bought to make things easier. You could also use puff pastry to make them.
Try not to use such a thick dough to make the pasties, because it will make a big difference.
You can also make different shapes when making the pumpkin pastry. I made them into pumpkins and also into mummies.
Other options are: just cut a circle and place the filling in the middle, then fold it onto itself, and crimp the edges, to form an empanada shape.
You can also cut hearts, ghosts, or maybe other shapes that might be related to Fall or Halloween, to make a fun themed dessert.
How to make filling for Pumpkin Pasties
To make the filling for the pumpkin pastry, you will need a few simple ingredients: cream cheese, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice.
And all you have to do is mix all of the ingredients together.
Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature, and cream it well so it doesn’t become lumpy. Add the brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice, and mix to combine. It also helps to scrape the bowl in between mixing to make sure all ingredients are getting incorporated nicely together.
How to assemble Pumpkin Pasties
To assemble the pastry, you will need to cut it out first, here let’s see the example with the pumpkin shaped pastry, and then I will show you the mummy.
Use a knife to create slits on the shape that will be on top, that will help release steam as the filling cooks in the oven. It’s also easier to cut the slits before assembling the pastry.
Make sure the pie dough isn’t too thick either. If it’s too thick it will end up undercooked later in the center.
To fill the pastries, spoon some of the pumpkin filling in the center, and brush the edges of the bottom pastry lightly with egg wash. You don’t need a lot of it, just a little brush will go a long way.
Place the top pastry on top, and press around the edges to make them stick together. I’ve tried crimping the edges with a fork as well, and I preferred the looks of the pastry without the fork crimping, and since the other pastry didn’t open in the oven while baking, I did them all like that.
After assembling the pastries, brush the top of the dough with egg wash, and top with turbinado or raw sugar.
You can also top the pastries with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
Bake the pastries in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until they are golden brown. Let them cool down before serving.
I like to dust some powdered sugar on top before serving the pumpkin pasties.
And voila you have yourself a beautiful and easy to make pumpkin pastry!
How to make Mummy Pastries
Making the mummy shaped pastries is fun and also they turn out super cute.
I used a rectangular shape cutter, but you can also just cut the dough with a knife.
Place the filling on top of the pastry, and then cut strips of dough and lay them across the filling, you can place some strips of dough diagonally. Use a knife or a pastry cutter to trim the edges. Press down the edges well so they stick to the bottom pastry and don’t lift as the pastry bakes in the oven.
Brush some egg wash on top, and also top with cinnamon sugar mixture.
When the pastries come out of the oven, while the filling is still hot, place some eye candies on top.
You could also wait for them to cool down, and draw the eyes by piping some melted white chocolate, and then piping a bit of dark chocolate in the center to form the eye ball.
These Harry Potter pumpkin pasties were absolutely delicious and easy to make, I made them all in just an hour, and we ate them even faster.
They would be a great idea for a Harry Potter themed party, or a Halloween party, Thanksgiving, or Fall celebration.
I hope you loved this recipe for Pumpkin Pasties.
Here are some more recipes you might like:
- Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Pumpkin Brigadeiros
- Boston Cream Puff Pastry
- Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Tiramisu
- 2 pie crusts
- 3 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 egg beaten for egg wash
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- Pre heat the oven to 350ºF.
- Roll out one pie crust at a time.
- Cut out circles or any other shape. I used a pumpkin cookie cutter for the pumpkin shaped pasties, and a rectangle cutter for the mummy pastries.
- Cut as many as possible. Then gather the leftover dough and roll that out again, cutting out more shapes as you can.
- Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese until creamy and smooth.
- Add the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and pumpkin spice, and mix.
- Spoon a bit of the pumpkin filling in the center of each pastry.
- Top with another pastry. If making a round shape, you can also fold it onto itself like an empanada.
- Brush the edges of the pastry with some of the egg. Crimp the edges of the pastry with a fork, or you can just press it to seal.
- I also cut some slits on top of pumpkin shape, to allow steam to escape.
To make the mummies
- For the mummies, I cut strips of dough and then after placing some filling on top of a rectangle, I placed the strips of dough on top of it across the rectangle, to resemble a mummy.
- Brush the tops of the pastries with the egg wash, and top with turbinado or raw sugar if desired.
- You can also make a mixture of sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle on top of the pastries.
- Mix 2 tbsp sugar and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the pastries after brushing with the egg wash.
- Bake the pastries for 25 minutes. Let them cool down completely.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the cooled pastries if desired.