Pumpkin Pasties inspired by Harry Potter

Pumpkin pasties are just about my favorite thing to eat from Harry’s wizarding world. These and maybe pumpkin juice. Or butterbeer! So much to love. 🙂 As you may know I just returned from a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. I tried the pumpkin pasties there and while they were scrumptious, I have to say I like my recipe better! There a couple of ways to make these pasties; both are very simple and both yield absolutely delicious results. You’ll want to have some of these on hand all the time, but definitely if you’re planning a Harry Potter event!

You can make these with regular pie crust for more traditional pasties, but I really like to use puff pastry, which makes them extra fluffy and buttery!


pumpkin pasties
Pumpkin pasties made with puff pastry and pumpkin cookie cutter.


What You’ll Need:
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package of puff pastry or pie crust
  • circle or pumpkin cookie cutter (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. Mix the pumpkin, sugar and spice together in a bowl.
  3. Cut the pie crust or puff pastry into circles (or pumpkin shapes) with a cookie cutter or small bowl. They should be about 4 or 5 inches across. If you use a circle, you will fold it in half, if you use another shape, you’ll need both a top and bottom, so cut double.
  4. Spoon about a tablespoon of the filling into the center of your dough shape. Wet the edges with with water and pinch the edges together, crimping with a fork to secure. Use a sharp knife to create a vent or two in the top so the pasties don’t explode in the oven. Repeat for the remaining dough and filling.
  5. Set the pasties together on a lined baking tray and set in the oven for 15-20 minutes. If you used puff pastry this will likely take closer to 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it and wait until the pastry is puffed and golden brown before removing.
  6. Let the pasties cool once out of the oven before enjoying with a glass of pumpkin juice or butterbeer!


Pumpkin Pasties recipe


If you missed it, I recently shared one of my favorite recipes: pumpkin pancakes with butterbeer maple syrup. And pumpkin pie season is upon us! What are some of your favorite pumpkin foods and drinks to make or enjoy this time of year?

Happy Halloween!



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