Community Recipe: 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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Make The Filling

Combine the pumpkin purée, cream cheese, eggs, brown sugar, double cream, flour and spices. Mix till you get a smooth batter.

roll out

Step 3

Roll Out

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.


Step 4


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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