Roasted Pumpkin Hand Pies

Save your can of pumpkin for these delicious treats. The key to achieving the perfect flavor here is roasting the pureed pumpkin in the oven first before stuffing them into that flaky pastry.

tray of Roasted Pumpkin Hand Pies with chocolate drizzle
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Roast Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • 2 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, cut up

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup sugar

  • cup chopped semisweet chocolate

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup chopped semisweet chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spread pumpkin evenly in pan. Roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove and cool. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.

  2. Meanwhile, for pastry, in a large bowl stir together flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until pieces are pea size. Whisk together the milk and egg. Add to flour mixture; stir just until all is moistened. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently until dough holds together. Divide pastry into thirds.

  3. For filling, in a small bowl stir together cooled pumpkin, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup chocolate, and cinnamon.

  4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. On a floured surface roll each pastry ball into a 9x8-inch rectangle. Cut into four rectangles. Brush edges with additional milk. Spoon a well-rounded tablespoon of filling onto half of each rectangle. Fold remaining half of rectangle over filling. Seal edges and prick tops with a fork. Place on prepared baking sheets. Brush with additional milk and sprinkle with additional sugar.

  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Remove and cool slightly on wire racks. Serve warm drizzled with melted chocolate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
20g Fat
43g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1.6mg 8%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 174mg 4%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 59.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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