logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Quick Cooking Site

BellaOnline's Quick Cooking Editor

g

Recipe for Pumpkin Pasties - Yummy!


Since Pumpkin Pasties are served on the Hogwarts Express, it is absolutely essential that they be served at your upcoming Harry Potter Party. These are fast and easy and can be made ahead if you like.

Pasties are small turnover-type pies that originated with the miners in Cornwall England; traditionally they were filled with meat and vegetables, but sometimes one end was filled with a sweet filling. Pasties are now served all over England, both sweet and savory, however, I haven’t yet seen a pumpkin one. In order to get the filling inside the pie dough, I found that it had to be thickened, so I microwaved my pumpkin mixture, then scooped the cooked mixture onto my pie crust rounds before sealing them.

I imagine that the pumpkin pasties, which were available on the train as the students were traveling to school at Hogwarts at the beginning of each school year, were a special treat. In my version I have added cream cheese and sprinkled the outside crust with cinnamon sugar. You can use already prepared pie crusts or you can make your own. I found that the rolled pie crusts which are available in the refrigerator section of the grocery store, are very fast and easy. Although I prefer to use homemade crust, the ready rolled crusts are actually quite good and are perfectly acceptable for a busy cook to save time. If I use a 3-inch round cutter, I can get seven rounds from each crust which is the perfect amount for the filling. My kids like them served with a scoop of ice cream.

Pumpkin Pasties


14 Miniature Pasties

””
6 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
 
1 15 oz. box rolled pie crusts, (2 crusts for 9" pie)
 
1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water or milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 
Place the cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, eggs, and pumpkin in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. If you don’t have a processor, you can use a mixer; mix until smooth. Pour into a greased 1-quart casserole dish, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave 4-6 minutes or until set. Let cool 5-10 minutes.
 
Spread one of the crusts out onto a flat surface. I like to use a pastry cloth with a little flour rubbed in to prevent sticking. Cut seven 3 inch rounds from the dough; repeat with the other pie crust. You can re-roll the scraps if you like, to make more pasties or just pie cookies. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the center of each round. Rub a little cold water around the edge of each round, then fold over and seal. Brush the tops of the pasties with the beaten egg mixture, then mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it on the pies. Place the pasties on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375° 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
 
The pumpkin pasties can be made several weeks ahead, wrapped tightly, and frozen. Although I prefer them at room temperature, they can be reheated in a 300° oven for 10-15 minutes before serving.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Add Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 to Twitter Add Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 to Facebook Add Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 to MySpace Add Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 to Del.icio.us Digg Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 Add Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 to Yahoo My Web Add Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 to Google Bookmarks Add Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 to Stumbleupon Add Recipe+for+Pumpkin+Pasties+%2D+Yummy%21 to Reddit




Harry Potter and Quick Cooking
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Quick Cooking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.

g


g features
Tossed Cranberry Apple Salad Recipe

Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Recipe

Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor