Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter
Serves: 4 dozen pasties
 
Ingredients
  • FOR THE DOUGH
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick of cold, unsalted but­ter, diced
  • 1 pack­age of cold cream cheese, cut into coarse chunks
  • FOR THE FILLING
  • ¾ cup canned or fresh pump­kin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • Optional: turbinado or demerara sugar
Instructions
  1. FOR THE DOUGH
  2. Place dry ingre­di­ents in medium bowl and mix together.
  3. Add the cold, diced but­ter and mix it together with flour until you have what looks like coarse bread crumbs.
  4. Add in the pieces of cream cheese and mix until the dough is very clumpy.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly flour dusted sur­face and knead until a smooth dough has formed.
  6. Wrap in plas­tic and chill for at least 30 min­utes. Can be made in advance and frozen up to 3 months.
  7. FOR THE FILLING
  8. In saucepan, heat pumpkin with dry spices on medium-low heat until warmed. Remove from heat.
  9. Mix in egg, salt, and sugar. Set aside while you prepare the dough.
  10. ASSEMBLY
  11. Preheat oven to 350F
  12. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about ⅛-inch thick­ness and cut with round cookie or biscuit cutter. Place rounds onto a greased cookie sheet.
  13. Spoon a small amount of pumpkin filling onto the bottom third of the dough circles.
  14. Fold the circles over and seal the edges by either folding over and pinching with your fingers, or crimping with a fork.
  15. Using a pastry brush, lightly glaze each pasty with beaten egg mixed with a little milk or water. Sprinkle on some turbinado sugar, if desired.
  16. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe by Brownie Bites Blog at http://www.browniebites.net/pumpkin-pasties-from-harry-potter/