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Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This adorable, Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pie Recipe is the perfect addition to your Halloween festivities.

Pumpkin pies on a plate with leaves and leaves.

Whether you’re planning a kid-friendly Halloween party or simply want to enjoy some spooktacular sweets, this easy pumpkin puff pastries recipe is a must-try.

Here’s the scoop on how to create this Halloween Jack-O’-Lantern Puff Pastry Pumpkin Hand Pie Recipe. Get ready to make the best spooky masterpiece, step by step.

Why You Should Make Pumpkin Hand Pies:

  • Easy and Fun: Making these hand pies is a breeze, and it’s a fantastic project to involve your kids in. They’ll love cutting out the lantern shapes and decorating them.
  • Kid-Friendly Halloween Dessert: If you’re looking for a kid-friendly recipe for Halloween that’s not overly sugary, these hand pies are an excellent choice. They’re just the right size for little hands and have a delicious spiced pumpkin filling.
  • Perfect Halloween Party Treat: Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or simply want to treat your family to something special, these hand pies will steal the show. They’re a unique and eye-catching dessert that embodies the spirit of the holiday.

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Puff Pastry Pumpkin Hand Pie Recipe

Pumpkin pies on a wooden cutting board.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 sheets of frozen puff pastry (thawed)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • A pumpkin shaped cookie cutter
  • A pastry brush
  • A small sharp knife
  • 1 egg and 1 yolk for an egg wash

Instructions:

Create Pumpkin-Shaped Pastry

  • Start by unrolling the thawed puff pastry and use a rolling pin to roll them out slightly. Roll out the puff pastry sheets so they are about 13 inches long (big enough to do 3 rows of pumpkins). 

Make the Pumpkin Filling 

  • Mix together the pumpkin puree, 1 whole egg, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, the vanilla, salt and half and half.  Whisk until well combined, set aside.
Pumpkin pies on a wooden plate with leaves and honey.

Add the Pumpkin Filling

  • Next, it’s time to fill your hand pies. Spoon a generous amount of spiced pumpkin filling into the center of each pastry square, leaving some space around the edges.

Seal and Decorate

  • To create the lantern shape, use a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out pumpkin shapes from half of the pumpkin pastry squares. Lay half of the pumpkin pastry shapes on top of the other squares, aligning them with the bottom pumpkin shape.
  • Now, use a small sharp knife to cut out Jack-o’-Lantern faces on the second layer of pastry. Get creative with your designs, making each lantern unique.
  • To seal the hand pies closed, lightly brush the edges of the bottom pumpkin shape with water and lightly press the top pumpkin shape on top. Use a fork to crimp the edges to seal them closed.

Add the Egg Wash

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 egg and use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash over the top of each pumpkin hand pie. This will give them a beautiful golden finish when baked.
Pumpkin pies on a wooden cutting board.

Bake to Perfection

  • Place your lantern pumpkins on a prepared cookie sheet and bake them according to the instructions provided in the original recipe. You’ll want them to be golden brown and perfectly flaky for that perfect pumpkin spice flavor.

Enjoy and Share

  • Once your pumpkin hand pies are out of the oven and have cooled slightly, it’s time to enjoy your delightful Halloween treats. They’re perfect for serving at Halloween parties, sharing with friends and family, or simply savoring as a special seasonal treat.
Pumpkin pie pies on a wooden table.

Tips for Perfect Pumpkin Hand Pies

  • Use Quality Puff Pastry: The key to achieving flaky and delicious hand pies is using high-quality puff pastry. Make sure it’s thawed properly before using it.
  • Get Creative with Designs: Have fun decorating your lantern pumpkin hand pies with Jack-o’-Lantern faces. Each one can have its own unique personality.
  • Make-Ahead Friendly: You can prepare this ahead of time and store it recipe in an airtight container in the fridge. Just pop them in the oven when you’re ready to serve.
  • Variations: Experiment with different fillings and spices to create variations of this recipe. You can even make savory versions with ingredients like cheese and herbs.
  • Kid-Friendly Project: This recipe is an excellent way to involve kids in the kitchen. Let them help make pumpkin shapes and decorate the pies.
Pumpkin pies on a wooden plate with autumn leaves.

Final Thoughts: An Easy Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern Treat

These mini pumpkin pies go well with any Halloween celebration. They capture the essence of the season and provide a perfect blend of flavors that everyone will adore. 

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner in the kitchen, this easy pumpkin recipe is sure to be a hit.

So, roll up your sleeves, get creative with your Jack-o’-Lantern designs, and enjoy the magic of Halloween with these charming hand pies. Happy baking!

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Puff Pastry Pumpkin Hand Pie Recipe

Pumpkin pies on a wooden plate with leaves and honey.

Look no further than our Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Puff Pastry Pumpkin Hand Pie Recipe to elevate your Halloween dessert game!

These adorable, lantern-shaped pumpkin pies are the perfect addition to your Halloween festivities.

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets of frozen puff pastry (thawed)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • A pumpkin shaped cookie cutter
  • A pastry brush
  • A small sharp knife
  • 1 egg and 1 yolk for an egg wash

Instructions

    Create Pumpkin-Shaped Pastry

    • Start by unrolling the thawed puff pastry and use a rolling pin to roll them out slightly. Roll out the puff pastry sheets so they are about 13 inches long (big enough to do 3 rows of pumpkins). 

    Make the Pumpkin Filling 

    • Mix together the pumpkin puree, 1 whole egg, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, the vanilla, salt and half and half.  Whisk until well combined, set aside.

    Add the Pumpkin Filling

    • Next, it's time to fill your hand pies. Spoon a generous amount of spiced pumpkin filling into the center of each pastry square, leaving some space around the edges.

    Seal and Decorate

    • To create the lantern shape, use a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out pumpkin shapes from half of the pumpkin pastry squares. Lay half of the pumpkin pastry shapes on top of the other squares, aligning them with the bottom pumpkin shape.
    • Now, use a small sharp knife to cut out Jack-o'-Lantern faces on the second layer of pastry. Get creative with your designs, making each lantern unique.
    • To seal the hand pies closed, lightly brush the edges of the bottom pumpkin shape with water and lightly press the top pumpkin shape on top. Use a fork to crimp the edges to seal them closed.

    Add the Egg Wash

    • In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 egg and use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash over the top of each pumpkin hand pie. This will give them a beautiful golden finish when baked.

    Bake to Perfection

    • Place your lantern pumpkins on a prepared cookie sheet and bake them according to the instructions provided in the original recipe. You'll want them to be golden brown and perfectly flaky for that perfect pumpkin spice flavor.

    Enjoy and Share

    • Once your pumpkin hand pies are out of the oven and have cooled slightly, it's time to enjoy your delightful Halloween treats. They're perfect for serving at Halloween parties, sharing with friends and family, or simply savoring as a special seasonal treat.

Notes

Tips for Perfect Pumpkin Hand Pies

  • Use Quality Puff Pastry: The key to achieving flaky and delicious hand pies is using high-quality puff pastry. Make sure it's thawed properly before using it.
  • Get Creative with Designs: Have fun decorating your lantern pumpkin hand pies with Jack-o'-Lantern faces. Each one can have its own unique personality.
  • Make-Ahead Friendly: You can prepare this ahead of time and store it recipe in an airtight container in the fridge. Just pop them in the oven when you're ready to serve.
  • Variations: Experiment with different fillings and spices to create variations of this recipe. You can even make savory versions with ingredients like cheese and herbs.
  • Kid-Friendly Project: This recipe is an excellent way to involve kids in the kitchen. Let them help make pumpkin shapes and decorate the pies.

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