Pumpkin Pasties are a staple in the Wizarding World, and on the Hogwarts Express. Two things you need to know about me are I love Harry Potter, and I love anything wrapped in pastry, therefore I knew I had to have a go at making pumpkin pasties.
Whilst in the Harry Potter books the pasties are sweet, I wanted to do a savoury take on them – and I have to say I’m really happy with how they turned out.
They’re little crispy nuggets of autumnal joy, and a perfect lunch or afternoon snack. This recipe makes about 15 mini pasties, and are perfect for freezing too.
Savoury Pumpkin Pasties RecipeCourse: Lunch, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
500g pumpkin, chopped into small chunks
1 red onion, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 pack of ready-made puff pastry
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees
- Chop the pumpkin into small chunks, place on a baking tray with 1 tbsp of oil, and season with cumin, garam masala, and smoked paprika. Roast for 30mins
- Sautee the red onions in a pan. Once the pumpkin is cooked, mix with the onions
- Roll out the pastry so it’s 1cm thin. Cut out 15 circles, around the size of a pint glass. Roll out each circle as thin as possible. Place a spoonful of the pumpkin mixture in the middle of the circle, then fold in half and pinch shut
- At this point, you can put them into the freezer, ready to bake!
- From frozen, bake for 30 minutes, or 20 minutes if baking fresh
Et voila, your pumpkin pasties are ready.
Whilst they’re a tad time consuming to put together, they’re so worth it. I love making snacks like this because you can make a load and pop them in the freezer.
Another option is to make your own pastry, which is actually really simple to do. This rough puff pastry is a recipe I’ve used before, and it’s not too difficult. Although I do have to say, sometimes it’s just a lot easier to use ready-made pastry!
One thing I forgot to do when I made these was to egg wash them! By egg washing, you get a darker and crispier pastry.
If you’re looking for more ways to use up your Halloween pumpkins, then check out my other pumpkin recipes here. I’ve been sharing lots of different ways to use your pumpkins, so you can have a less wasteful Halloween. If you’re a fellow Harry Potter fan, then you need to read my post all about the UK’s only Butterbeer Bar, in London’s Covent Garden. It’s part of the Harry Potter On Location photography exhibition which is a must for any Harry Potter fan. If you’re wanting more