Unbaked pumpkin pasties on a cookie sheet.
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Pumpkin Pasties- Harry Potter Style

Pumpkin pasties use a pumpkin pie spice crust shaped to look like a pumpkin and filled with a simple filling of canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and sugar.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 13 pasties
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Jade Jones


Pumpkin Pie Spice Pie Crust (or use store bought pie crust)

  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/3 cup shortening
  • 16-20 Tbsp water ice cold

Pumpkin Filling

  • 16 oz canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Egg wash

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/8 tsp granulated sugar for sprinkling on pasties after egg wash


To make pie crust:

  • Make your pie crust in the food processor by combining the dry ingredients with shortening.  Process until the mixture becomes crumb like.
  • Add the least amount of water possible and process using the pulse feature just until the dough comes together.
  • Form the dough into a flat circle and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Pasties

  • Roll the pie crust out (or use store-bought pie crust) as thin as you can without the pie dough tearing. 
  • Use a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out pumpkin shapes. Use a small leaf cookie cutter to cut out below the stem on 13 of the 26 pumpkins.
  • Place about 3-4 Tbsp pumpkin filling on the 13 pumpkins without a leaf cut out.
  • Use the remaining pumpkin cutouts to top the pumpkins with the filling.  
  • Use a fork to seal the edges pressing down well.  Place the leaf opposite the cut out.
  • Brush with an egg wash (the egg and water beaten together), sprinkle each pasty with 1/8 tsp sugar, and bake at 400 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.


My pumpkin cookie cutter was in a big cookie cutter set from Wilton and it is about 3 inches wide.  The leaf cookie cutter I used was from a different Wilton set.
If you don't want to make your own pie dough, use store bought.  You may need to buy 3-4 packages.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5450IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2.8mg