Pumpkin Hand Pies

Everyone will enjoy eating these fun pumpkin hand pies that are filled with pumpkin purée, apples, maple, and a blend of inviting pumpkin pie spices.


Hand pies are made with a pie dough-type pastry with either a sweet or savory filling. They are made by placing a dollop of filling onto a circular piece of dough and then folding it over and crimping it shut. They can be baked or fried and can have a sweet frosting drizzled across the top.


According to Wikipedia, historically in the American South, fried pies were known as “Crab Lanterns”, a term that dates back to at least 1770, and may originate from crab apple pies that had slits for ventilation, thus resembling a lantern.


Recipe Credit: Intentional Hospitality


  • Serving 1g
  • Calories 355kcal
  • Carbohydrates 52g
  • Protein 4g
  • Fat 15g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Sodium 234mg
  • Potassium 169mg
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 20g
  • Vitamin A 3210IU
  • Vitamin C 4mg
  • Calcium 23mg
  • Iron 2mg

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  • 1.Place apple, sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a medium saucepan. Cover with lid and cook on medium for 5 minutes or until the apples are soft. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • 2.Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice to apples, stirring gently.
  • 3.NOTE* This recipe is very flexible, you could add raisins, cranberries, or finely chopped nuts if you so desire.
  • 4.In a small mixing bowl whisk together maple syrup and cornstarch until creamy smooth. Stir into apple and pumpkin mixture.
  • 5.Unroll your pastry onto a flour dusted surface. Cut the desired shape with a cookie cutter. Roll slightly 1/2 of the shapes with a rolling pin to make them just a bit bigger, these will be the tops of your pies.
  • 6.Spoon apple and pumpkin filling onto half of your pastry shapes, being sure to leave about a 1/3 inch around the edges. Place the slightly larger pieces on top and seal all around the edges with a fork. Poke a steam hole on top of pastry with a tong of your fork. Place the pan of pies into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • 7.Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake pies for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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  • 2 granny smith apples medium size, peeled, cored and diced into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 pie dough sheets homemade or store bought
  • Flour for dusting dough
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar