Harry Potter-Inspired Pumpkin Pasties Recipe
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Harry Potter-Inspired Pumpkin Pasties?! Am I serious?! Am I an evil villain set out to ruin every diet plan you ever had? Yes to all three.
The magic of Harry potter isn’t in the spells and wands, it’s in the special way it feels like home.
It’s an impression every Harry Potter-reading child holds on to through adulthood. It’s a fervor we try to grasp through themed viewing parties, book clubs, and rereads. We hide ourselves away from the muggle populous with replicas, house scarves (I’m a Ravenclaw by the way), and individualized hordes of fandom merch.
Can you blame me for reaching into that world once again with the creation of this recipe? I didn’t think so.
I’m lucky because my husband-to-be happens to be a huge nerd and has a tendency to 3-D print anything that comes into his genius little head. So, it’s no surprise that he gladly accepted when I asked for a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter with a jack-o-lantern face to match.
But don’t fret! You can easily purchase a pumpkin cookie cutter (like this one) or you can take a classic route and use a water glass. It’s so easy! Plus, if you ask me it gives a certain old-school charm.
Just use the rim of your glass to cut a circle out of the dough and use the fold-over method (half-moon shapes) to accomplish a delicious little rendition of your own Harry Potter-Inspired Pumpkin Pasties. Hint, hint – don’t forget to poke some holes in the top to allow steam to escape. You can use the same fork you crimped the edges with.
I ended up using pre-made pie dough in the refrigeration section of our grocery store. I knew that the aesthetic of these little treats would take the majority of my time. So, I opted for an easier pastry method. You’re more than welcome to make your own! If you do, consider seasoning the dough with a bit of cinnamon and spice.
I would love to make this recipe again but with a different filling. I really wanted it to feel like a pumpkin pie, so that’s how I based this recipe. However, I think it could be tastier with a heavier, heartier filling. I’m dreaming of something with cream cheese… Until then, I hope you enjoy this recipe! I would encourage you to add some powdered cinnamon sugar on top or a sugar glaze for an added touch of sweetness.
For the crust
Ready-made pie crust
For the Filling
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves
15 oz. can of pumpkin puree (or 2 cups)
1 & 1/4 cup of evaporated milk
For the egg wash
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of milk
- Preheat the oven to 400°F
- In a large bowl mix the sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt, and spices.
- In a small bowl mix the pumpkin puree, eggs, and evaporated milk.
- Mix the small bowl’s wet ingredients with the dry ingredients in the large bowl until smooth and set aside.
- Roll out the dough. Use a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut shapes out of the dough. You will need two pumpkin shapes for each pastry, one top layer and one bottom layer.
- Spread a spoonful of the filling onto the bottom layer of each pastry. Take care to leave some room at the edges to prevent leaking when crimping the layers.
- Place the top layer onto each pastry, like you’re making a sandwich. Carefully align the edges and crimp the edges with the tines of fork.
- Apply a thin layer of egg wash to the top of each pastry.
- Place your Harry Potter-Inspired Pumpkin Pastries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Keep the pastries about 2-3 inches apart. Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Eat, enjoy, and brag to all your Harry Potter fandom friends by snapping a picture. Be sure to tag @outofthebex on Instagram, I’d love to see how yours turned out!
- Optional – add a sugar glaze, cinnamon sugar dusting, or whipped cream! Yum.
That’s it for this rendition of Harry Potter-Inspired Pumpkin Pasties! Will their be a second iteration with a new filling?! It’s very possible. Stay tuned and read these articles next:
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