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Pumpkin Pastry for Thanksgiving

  • Author: Pattymac
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Delicious semi homemade pumpkin hand pies


  1. 1 cup canned Pumpkin
  2. 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. Package of Ready madePie Dough
  5. Butterscotch chips
  6. 1 egg
  7. Sparkling sugars for decoration



  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Line a flat baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix pumpkin filling by combining canned pumpkin, spices, and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • Cut out pie dough in desired size and shape. I used cookie cutters.
  • You will need TWO shapes for each hand pie. A top and a bottom
  • Lightly brush bottom layer with water.
  • Spoon a heaping teaspoon of pumpkin filling onto bottom layer.
  • Sprinkle on chips. 7 chips is a good amount.
  • Lay second piece over top, and crimp all the way around with a fork.
  • Brush lightly with egg wash.
  • Cut vent on top.
  • Bake 15 minutes.


  • Follow the baking instructions on the pie dough package that you are using.
  • I used cookie cutters to cut my shapes, but you could use a glass or a mason jar lid. You could also cut out shapes for your pies if desired.
  • These store well in a covered container on the counter top for several days.
  • You could lightly reheat them with a microwave and add vanilla ice cream if desired.

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