Creamy Spiced Pumpkin Hand Pies
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These Creamy Spiced Pumpkin Hand Pies are a quick and easy after school treat or perfect for the lunch box!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • flour for dusting
  • 2 sheets puff pastry (from 1-pound box), thawed according to package directions
  • 9 teaspoons cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • turbinado (or granulated white) sugar for sprinkling
  1. Heat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, sugar, 1 egg, and spice in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Lightly flour work surface. Carefully unfold puff pastry and roll if necessary to a 9-inch x 9-inch square. Cut into 9 equal squares by cutting into thirds vertically and horizontally. Repeat with remaining puff pastry and set aside.
  4. Place 9 of the dough squares on prepared baking sheet. Dividing evenly, top each with 1 teaspoon cream cheese and 1 tablespoon pumpkin mixture.
  5. In a small bowl whisk the remaining egg and water to combine. Brush a small amount of the egg mixture around the edge of the pastry square, and top with remaining dough squares. Crimp edges with tines of a fork to seal and cut slits in the top to vent. Brush tops with egg mixture and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, for 14-18 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
Alternately, mix cream cheese and pumpkin puree together before dividing.
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