I’ve been pretty much overdosing on pumpkin this year, blame the change of season but we just can’t get enough.
I had some leftover puree in the fridge and I had to use it before it went bad.. so I naturally thought I’ll just stuff it in something and call it a day. I cleaned out my freezer and found some frozen puffed pastry sheets and BOOM, I had an idea.
Please, do not confuse these with the Pumpkin Pop Tarts recipe going around.. The texture is way different almost like a biscuit but even better!
Note: These are vegan! I took the time to look up Pepperidge farm puffed pastry sheets and to my own surprise.. they are labeled under VEGAN.
- 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
- 1 sheet of puffed pastry (I bought Pepperidge farm and it came with 2 frozen sheets)
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
- Thaw out your puffed pastry until soft. It takes about 40 minutes
- Preheat oven to 400*
- In a medium size bowl, mix together the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and brown sugar
- Spread out the thawed pastry on a clean flat surface
- Using a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter cut out as many pumpkins as you can (I got about 10, because my pastry was not that big)
- With a knife just using the tip cut out a little jack o’ lantern face (I only made five faces, because I had to use the other five pumpkins for the bottoms)
- Place down a faceless pumpkin and spread out about 1 tbsp of the filling
- Dip your index finger in water and use your finger and lightly brush the edges of the pumpkin to act as a “glue”
- Put the other pumpkin with the face on top and gently press the two together
- Place pumpkins on parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes until lightly brown
- Let cool and enjoy!
I absolutely loved these. My kids ate them all up! They are so fluffy and soft on the inside and just the right texture on the outside.. it’s a perfect treat. Keep in mind that you can make these for pretty much any holiday, just use the appropriate cookie cutter and whatever you want for a filling. Please, give these a try and thank me later!