How to Make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter
Learn How to make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter in just a few minutes with this simple recipe! They are absolutely amazing!
“Anything from the trolly, dears?” From the first episode of Harry Potter we were introduced to Pumpkin Pasties, and they remain one of the iconic treats of the books and movies. Don’t miss out on trying one of these delicious sweets. Learn how to make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter. They are easier than you think!
How to Make Pumpkin Pasties
1. We pulled out some basics to get started. I have never been good at making my pie crust, so I just bought some pre-packaged, and it works PERFECTLY! If you are gluten-free you can even make or purchase some gluten-free pie crust.
2. The Pumpkin Pasty filling is some pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and one egg. These are just a fancy little Pumpkin Hand Pie. You are going to mix all of the filling ingredients in a medium bowl.
3. I unrolled the pie crust on my cutting board and used a small glass bowl as a template. It is 5 inches across. The perfect size for a pumpkin pasty. I was able to get three pumpkin pasties from each pie crust round.
4. Place about 2 – 3 tbsp of pumpkin filling into the pie crust round. Try not to overfill it or it will prevent it from staying sealed later.
5. Fold it over and pinch your crust. Use a fork to seal it shut.
6. This could be my favorite part. We need to vent these pies. Use a sharp paring knife and cut a lightning bolt into the top. Just three small zig-zag cuts. That is it! Now place your Pumpkin Pasties on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush them with egg wash and bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
7. Cool them on a baking rack until ready to enjoy.
I can’t tell you just how tickled my family was with these Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties.
These are best cooled, but we just couldn’t wait. See, we just had our first pumpkin pasty not that long ago at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and enjoyed eating our treat on the steps of Gringotts. I mean, it doesn’t get much more perfect than that, but these homemade pumpkin pasties take us back to that memory. Dare I say, they even taste better than the one we bought at the Sweet Shop.
Storing Pumpkin Pasties
If you don’t enjoy them all at once. Store you leftover pumpkin pasties in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. These, unfortunately, do not freeze well, so share them with friends.
Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties
- 1 pkg Refrigerated Pie Dough
- 14 oz Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 eggs divided
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out pie dough circle and cut three 5 inch circles of dough out of each.
- In a medium bowl beat together pumpkin puree, sugar, 1 egg, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth. Spoon 2-3 tbsp of pumpkin mix into the center of the small dough circles.
- Fold over the dough circles and pinch them shut to seal. Use a fork to help you if necessary.
- Using a sharp knife cut a small lightning bolt into the top of each pumpkin pasty for venting. Just 3 small slits in a zig-zag pattern.
- In a small bowl beat the second egg. Brush the tops of each pumpkin pasty with the beaten egg.
- Bake the pumpkin pasties for 15 -20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool and serve.
- Use gluten free pie crust
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- Magical Butterbeer Muddy Buddies Recipe
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I made these! I bought 3 boxes of pie crusts and I doubled the pumpkin mixture and made enough to feed a small army. I only found a lid that was 4.5″ in diameter so I was able to make 4 per pie crust with a little bit of rolling. After rolling out 2 crusts, I would take the scraps and make a new crust and roll out 3-4 more circles. All in all, I made just over 40 pasties with only a little leftover pie crust and pumpkin mixture. I made these in batches so I only had to use one sheet pan and after sampling one from batch one, the dough really needed something. So, for the third batch, I sprinkled cinnamon sugar over the top of the egg wash and they were much better. Lastly, don’t rush the sealing process, a few of mine split open in the second and third batches because of that. However, the filling doesn’t seep out so no biggy! They just aren’t as pretty. Overall a pretty good recipe!
P.S. I tried the ones in Universal Orlando and they were just good, not amazing. The pumpkin juice on the other hand… divine!
These are my favorite for when it gets chilly out!