Pumpkin Mummy Hand Pies, All Things Pumpkin Link-up

I am so excited for week one of the ‘All Things Pumpkin’ link-up. I absolutely can not wait to see what y’all have to share. For week one I chose to share a recipe. It’s very likely that I’ll share a recipe every stinking week. It’s my favorite way to use pumpkins and it give me an excuse to bake something. Win-Win!

Mummy Pumpkin Hand Pies. Adorable pumpkin pie filled treats that the kids (and adults) love.


Okay, I’ll be honest. These weren’t the easiest thing to make. BUT, don’t move on and give up on them yet. The biggest problem was me. For some crazy reason I decided to make my own pie crust…and that is where things became difficult. Do yourself a great big massive favor and just buy pre-made crusts at the store. Then, putting these together will actually be a lot of fun. I promise.

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Mummy Pumpkin Hand Pies
Serves 9
A yummy and spooky Halloween treat
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278 calories
28 g
27 g
17 g
4 g
5 g
87 g
246 g
6 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
87g
Servings
9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278
Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 27mg
9%
Sodium 246mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
87%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
2%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Pacage, 2 pre-made pie crusts
Filling
  1. 1 cup of pumpkin reduced to 3/4 cup (see directions)
  2. 2 T White sugar
  3. 2 T Brown sugar
  4. 2 oz Cream cheese softened
  5. 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  6. 1 Egg yolk
  7. 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Topping
  1. 1 Egg white
  2. 1/2 T water
  3. Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
  4. Candy eyes
Instructions
  1. 1) Strain the pumpkin. Simply place the one cup of pumpkin onto a tea towel or a stack of paper towels and squeeze out the excess water. The process only take a couple minutes and you should have about 3/4 cup pumpkin when done.
  2. 2) Mix the cream cheese with the sugars until blended. Add in the pumpkin, vanilla, spices and egg yolk. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
  3. 3) Roll out your pie crust trying for a rectangular shape. Ideally 11x13 but if you can't get it that big you can always re-roll the remainder. I cut my bases into 9, 3-x4 rectangles but you can make whatever size you'd like. You should end up with 8-12 pies depending on size. Lay your base pieces onto a baking tray with a baking mat or a piece of parchment paper on it.
  4. 4) Scoop 1-2 T of the pumpkin filling onto each base, carefully spread leaving the edges untouched.
  5. 5) Mix the egg white with the water and beat with a whisk. Brush a little around the bare edges of the base.
  6. 6) Cut the remaining rolled out crusts into strips. Mine varied between 1/2 & 1/3 of an inch. I added a strip to the top and bottom first then randomly layed the rest. When you are done trim off any excess and make sure the edges are sealed.
  7. 7) Lightly brush with remaining egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  8. 7) Bake at 375 for about 20-25 minutes until the crust is a light golden brown.
  9. 8) Remove from tray and place on cooling rack. Immediately add the candy eyes.
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calories
278
fat
17g
protein
4g
carbs
28g
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Assembling these hand pies is pretty simple. If you have a tendency to over think things like I do, let your kids help. I was strategizing and trying to create the perfect mummies. About half way through, I realized I needed relax and not over complicate the process. When I finished them I thought to myself this is never going to work. I put them in the oven and walked away hoping for a miracle. 

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I still can’t believe how cute they turned out. I learned SO much making this recipe. I knew I needed to blog about it to share what I learned with others.

Let’s review:
#1 Buy your pie crust.
#2 Just have fun with it. Involve the kids.
#3 Seal them well and trust the process.
#4 The are SO good. 

I hope y’all love this recipe and that my lessons learned help someone!

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Now comes the confusing part. There are actually two link-ups going on in this post. Hello never tried before craziness. I’ve tried to label them and separate them with a photo to keep everything crystal clear. The first is Tuesday Talk, followed by All Things Pumpkin. If you are here for the pumpkin party I’d encourage you to add your post to both. Why not! 

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  • Jessica

    Those are absolutely adorable. Am I allowed to think food is adorable? I love this so much. We need to make them.

    • You are TOTALLY allowed. Thank you so much Jess.

  • How very cute! My kiddos would adore them

  • Meghan Flinn

    I am in love with these, and so impressed!!! Definitely buy premade pie crust, I wouldn’t attempt it any other way! Where do you buy those eyes??

    • Thanks Meghan :). You can buy those eyes at Walmart for sure. They might be with the cake decorating stuff. You can also get them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby! There are SO many fun things you can do with those eyes!

    • Ive also seen the candy eyes at Target 🙂

  • These are absolutely adorable!!! Emma would have so much fun helping make these!! This is being put on our list of things to make =) Thanks for sharing!!

    • Yes she would be the perfect helper for sure! You are welcome.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Ummm these are so freaking cute!!! Seriously, great job!! And you even made your own crust!? Impressive! I think I’ll go store bought though if I attempt these, LOL

    • Well I always make my own pie crusts so I didn’t second guess it…. I should have reconsidered before making these. It was just too much work. Totally go for store bought, I will next time!

  • chall1018

    I saw these and wanted to make them, but I knew that mine would never look like this! You are a professional in the kitchen, my friend. Yours came out so good and now I am craving one! Can you send one to Texas? 😉 Ha!

    • Best compliment ever. I was actually telling Stephanie the other day that I totally feel like I could just blog recipes, but that would get old fast. After making these I knew I HAD to share the recipe. There were just too many tips that needed to be addressed. like BUYING the crust. I wish I could but they are all gone now :P.

      • You could just plan a trip to Texas and deliver one to Crystal and one to me…you know to make it worth your time. 😉

  • Those are SO cute! They look like they are from a magazine! Definitely worth the hard work! 🙂

    • Oh my goodness you are too sweet. I thought they turned out super cute too. They would be SO fun for a party.

  • These are super cute! I would totally use the store bought crust like you suggested. It might be easier to cut. Pinned 🙂

    • It would be SO much easier. That and WAY less rolling out too.

  • Those are absolutely adorable! Almost too cute to eat…almost. 😉

    Whitney @ https://comehomeforcomfort.com/2015/09/23/giving-my-pumpkins-the-fairy-godmother-treatment-diy/

    • Yes, totally agree. These helped to curb my pumpkin pie craving for sure!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    These are SO cute!! I know Marcus would love to help make them!

    • They are super fun to make if you just take it for what it is and do all the prep before welcoming in the little hands. Oh the lessons I’ve learned :P.

  • Beth, oh my goodness, these are ridiculously cute! I hope you put them on Pinterest! Those things will pin like wildfire!

    • I am hoping so. I am going TRYING to do all of my pumpkin posts to be really pinnable. Here is hoping!

  • These are the cutest things ever!!! I love em!

  • Holy smokes!? You NAILED this recipe. I am always always in awe of your baking skills.

    • Awww gee… you totally have me blushing :P.

  • How cute are these?!?! I cant get over the brillance of this and you! Pinning for sure!
    Also, I apologize for adding my link to the wrong link up, duh. 😉

    • Thank you so much friend. Baha ha! I think A LOT of people did that. #duallinkupproblems

  • You get Mom of the Year (or maybe Mummy of the Year) for making your own pie crust. I have never attempted that. They turned out so cute, though!

    • I adore your sense of humor Emily. I ALWAYS make my own crust (I’m weird?)… but exceptions just need to be made for some recipes. Live and learn. Thank you so much.

  • Ok seriously, these are cutest things I’ve ever seen! They are almost too cute to eat, but I know they taste as good as they look cute, so they wouldn’t stand a chance at my house 🙂 One of these weekends, I need to clear some time to try to make these!

    • I thought the same exact things… but then I ate them and they were SO yummy. I need to remake these WITH the store crust. I bet they wouldn’t be too big of a pain.

  • These are too cute! Why does festive food always taste better?

    • Thank you so much Jacie. And I totally agree, it ALWAYS does!

  • Nina Robinson

    These are just adorable!!! Kudos to you for making your own crust. Probably tasted yummier 🙂

    • I kind of wonder if they did too. I really need to try them again with the store crust… you know just for testing reasons ;).

      • Nina Robinson

        I believe in thoroughly taste testing all baked goods 😉

        • Haha! I knew it couldn’t possibly just be me!

  • These are absolutely perfect! Pinterest perfect, you nailed it! I’m sure mine would look more like a real mummy should I try it…dead for years and gross.

    • Thank you so much! Lol you could TOTALLY pull this off. Your cupcakes are always perfection and that seems much more difficult than this.

  • Those are the cutest things ever!

  • Sara McCarty

    Are you serious?!! These are the cutest thing ever! I’m totally making these this weekend! Love this!

    • Baha ha! Thank you so much Sara. I hope you like them as much as we did!

  • Whitney Jordan

    These are adorable!! I just bought some of those eyes for another project so I’ll have to give this one a try. I’m wondering how it would work with apple mummies?!?! I bet Olive would love making these cute mummies. Thanks for the idea 🙂

    • It might work. The only thing od worry about is all the juices leaking out… but it may be worth a try! Olive would love these!