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Pumpkin Pasties - Harry Potter inspired

Drawn from J.K. Rowling's classic series, these pumpkin pasties bring together flaky pie crust and a cozy spiced filling in a bite-sized treat.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 3 dozen pasties


  • Rolling Pin
  • 3.5" round cookie cutter (can use a pint glass)


  • Unbaked pie crust* - enough for a double-crust pie


  • 1 15- oz can pumpkin purée
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Egg wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Turbinado sugar for topping


  • Combine the pumpkin puree and melted butter in a small bowl. Beat in one egg before adding the spices and heavy cream. Once the mixture is completely combined, set it aside.
  • Roll out your pie dough on a lightly floured surface until it is roughly ⅛” thick. Use a 3.5” round cookie cutter (or the top of a pint glass) to cut circles out of the dough.
  • Place 1-2 teaspoons of dough at the center of each circle.
  • In a small dish, beat together one egg with one tablespoon of water. Brush the edges of each circle with this mixture.
  • Fold each circle in half and press the edges together. Slice tiny vent holes into the top of each pasty.
  • Form the excess dough into a ball and repeat the above steps until you have used all of your pie dough. (This will vary a lot depending on what recipe you use!)
  • Place the uncooked pasties on a prepared baking sheet. Brush them with more egg wash and sprinkle each pasty with a pinch of turbinado sugar. Let them rest in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake the pasties for 15-17 minutes, until they are beginning to turn golden brown.
  • Remove the pasties from the oven and allow them to cool completely before serving.


*You are welcome to use store-bought pie dough for this recipe, but I recommend using this sweet shortcrust pastry dough recipe if you have the time. It will make your pasties taste more rich, with a more flaky and buttery crust.
Keyword british, Harry Potter, pumpkin, tea, teatime, turnovers