Yet another Harry Potter recipe! Pumpkin pasties are only sold on the Hogwart Express and served at the feasts in Hogwarts itself. But, here are two recipes (one is much more complicated than the other) for you to make your own at home!
A quick disclaimer, I haven't tried either yet, but I'm planning to in the next few weeks. If you do try them, let me know how they are and which recipe you chose!
Recipe #1: (this is the less complicated version)
1 (18 ounce) package of pre-made cookie dough (like Pillsbury)
1 (28 ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (if you don't have pumpkin pie spice, you can use a dash of allspice, cinnamon and cloves, but this ingredient is optional, so keep that in mind).
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cut cookie dough into 12 equal pieces and press into the cups of a muffin tin making sure to go up the sides.
3. Fill with pumpkin pie filling-most likely you will have extra should you wish to make more.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
5. Remove and let cool.
6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and pie spice.
Recipe #2: (Slightly more complicated)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups fresh sugar pumkin (or 1lb. canned)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tbs. melted butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cardamon
1/2 t. allspice
1 can evaporated milk
9 oz. pie crust pastry (enough for two single standard pie crusts)
1. Add eggs and sugar to a mixing bowl and mix until well blended.
2.Stir in the pumpkin, butter, salt and spices.
3.Add evaporated milk and mix well.
4. Bake the filling in a large casserole dish that has been buttered or sprayed with pam. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
5. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 45 minutes or until your fork comes out clean.
6. Let the filling cool completely.
7. Make or purchase pie crust pastry. Roll pastry thin and cut into circles about 4 inches in diameter.
8.Put a spoonful of the pumpkin mixture towards one side of the center of the circle.
9.Fold over the crust into a half-circle and firmly crimp the edges closed.
10.Cut with a paring knife three small slits in the top for venting.
13. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees only until crust is a light golden brown, around 10 minutes.
12. Dust with cinnamon and serve at room temperature.
So there you have it! Two recipes for pumpkin pasties. I hope you'll have a chance to try one of them out and if you do, let me know how they are!
Best wishes and DFTBA!