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Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies

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These super Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies are so cute and can be made to look like little jack-o-lanterns for the perfect fall treat. You’ll love how simple these mini pumpkin pies are to make with puff pastry and creamy pumpkin filling. Pumpkin jack-o-lantern pies are a great way to celebrate the season!

Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies

Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies

As soon as the air starts to turn cooler we start craving all things pumpkin! As a special treat, I made these Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies and they totally hit the spot. They have all the wonderful, warm, spiced pumpkin flavor in a single serving size, and with the cutest little jack-o-lantern face too!

Be sure to also check out these other delicious pumpkin recipes: Pumpkin Spice Snowball Cookies | Air Fryer Pumpkin Cheesecake Egg Rolls | Pumpkin Monkey Bread | Homemade Caramel Pumpkin Latte

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Puff pastry, thawed – You’ll find this in the dessert section of the freezer aisle in your grocery store.
  • Canned pumpkin puree – Be sure you use pure pumpkin puree, not the pumpkin pie filling.
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Granulated sugar

ingredients to make Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies

Start by preheating the oven to 400F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Unroll the thawed puff pastry and use a rolling pin to roll out each sheet to about 8-inches by 14-inches. Use a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter to cut out pumpkin shapes from the puff pastry.

cutting pumpkins out of puff pastry with a cookie cutter

Lay half of the pumpkin shaped pieces of puff pastry on the prepared cookie sheets. Reserve the second half of the puff pastry pumpkins for later in the recipe.

In a small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree (be sure you’re using 100% pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling), brown sugar, 1 egg, heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and the vanilla extract.

mixing together pumpkin, brown sugar, egg, cream, and spices in a clear batter bowl

Spoon the filling into the center of each of the pumpkin-shaped puff pastries on the cookie sheets. Dip your finger or a pastry brush in water and lightly brush water around the edges of the puff pastry.

Use a small sharp knife to cut out jack-o-lantern faces on the second half of the pumpkin puff pastries, then top each pumpkin on the cookie sheets with a jack-o-lantern puff pastry top. Gently press around the edges to seal closed (the water will help the two pieces stick together).

cutting jack-o-lantern shapes out of puff pastry

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water. Use a pastry brush to gently brush this egg wash over the top of the puff pastry pumpkins.

 

brushing the pies with egg wash

In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar with the remaining 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle the mixture over the pumpkins.

sprinkling pumpkin pie spice and sugar over the pies

Bake at 400F for 13-15 minutes, until the jack-o-lanterns are puffed up and golden brown.

freshly baked Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper

Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool before serving.

Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies on a wire cooling rack

What to Serve with Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies

Whipped Cream – Try serving your little jack-0-lantern pies with fresh whipped cream, Reddi-Wip, or Cool Whip.

Ice Cream – These pies go super well with vanilla bean ice cream or even cinnamon or pumpkin flavored iced cream.

Caramel Sauce – Add a drizzle of caramel sauce for extra sweetness.

How to Store Leftovers

Keep any leftover Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies in an airtight food storage container or a zip-top bag in the refrigerator. They keep well for up to five days. You can also heat them slightly on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies on a wire cooling rack with a black towel and pumpkins

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Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies

Published By Jill
These super Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies are so cute and can be made to look like little jack-o-lanterns for the perfect fall treat. You'll love how simple these mini pumpkin pies are to make with puff pastry and creamy pumpkin filling. Pumpkin jack-o-lantern pies are a great way to celebrate the season!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 packages frozen puff pastry, thawed (4 sheets of pastry total)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree  not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs  divided
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water 
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Unroll the thawed puff pastry and use a rolling pin to roll out each sheet to about 8-inches by 14-inches.
  • Use a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter to cut out pumpkin shapes from the puff pastry.
  • Lay half of the pumpkin shaped pieces of puff pastry on the prepared cookie sheets. Reserve the second half of the puff pastry pumpkins for later in the recipe.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree (be sure you’re using 100% pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling),brown sugar, 1 egg, heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and the vanilla extract. Spoon the filling into the center of each of the pumpkin-shaped puff pastries on the cookie sheets.
  • Dip your finger or a pastry brush in water and lightly brush water around the edges of the puff pastry.
  • Use a small sharp knife to cut out jack-o-lantern faces on the second half of the pumpkin puff pastries, then top each pumpkin on the cookie sheets with a jack-o-lantern puff pastry top. Gently press around the edges to seal closed (the water will help the two pieces stick together).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1 egg with 1tablespoon water. Use a pastry brush to gently brush this egg wash over the top of the puff pastry pumpkins.
  • In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar with the remaining 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle the mixture over the pumpkins.
  • Bake at 400F for 13-15 minutes, until the jack-o-lanterns are puffed up and golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool before serving.
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