Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies
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Mini pumpkin pies shaped shaped like Jack-o-lanterns!
- 250 g pumpkin puree
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp salt (pastry)
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- 4 tbsp caster sugar (pastry)
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 5 heaped tbsp plain flour
- 500 g plain flour (pastry)
- 120 g cream cheese
- 4 tbsp double cream
- 100 ml cold water (pastry)
- 1 egg, beaten for egg wash
- ¼ tsp ground allspice
- 250 g unsalted butter, chilled and cubed (pastry)
- 150 g light brown sugar, extra for sprinkling
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
Make The Pastry
Combine the flour, caster sugar and salt. Add the cold cubed butter and run into the dry ingredients till you get a coarse meal.
Gradually add the water and mix until the dough just begins to clump together.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and press into a flat disc.
Wrap in cling film and leave to firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Make The Filling
Combine the pumpkin purée, cream cheese, eggs, brown sugar, double cream, flour and spices. Mix till you get a smooth batter.
Preheat oven to 200C.
Remove the dough from the fridge and leave at room temp for 5 minutes before rolling.
Turn out the dough into a floured surface and roll out to a large rectangle of 1/2cm thickness.
Cut out and even number of pumpkin shaped using a cutter or a stencil and knife.
To half of the pumpkins cut out Jack-o-lantern faces.
Spoon some filling into the middle of one of the full pumpkins, leaving about a 1cm pastry edge.
Brush the edge with some water and gently place a jack-o-lantern face on top. Press down to seal the edges then crimp with a fork.
Place on a lined baking tray, egg wash then sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
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