Pumpkin Pasties for all!

What is a Pumpkin Pasty?

Pumpkin Pastie

“Pumpkin Pasties are a wizarding food sold by the Honeydukes Express on the Hogwarts Express. They are sort of like a Cornish Pastie, but filled with pumpkin instead.

Harry Potter Background

Harry Potter tried them for the first time on the Hogwarts Express, at the start of his first year, when he famously impressed Ron Weasley by buying everything from the trolley saying “we’ll take the lot”. He bought some of everything off the food trolley, and then shared his food with Ron Weasley.

Pumpkin pasties were referenced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Define Pasty

Pasties are a traditional baked meat and pastry pie. This indicates that Pumpkin Pasties are similar fare, using pumpkin as the filling instead of meat and vegetables.”*

*Adapted from Harry Potter Wiki

Bakery sold out?

No worries, you can make your very own pumpkin pasties!

Pumpkin Pasties

Makes 16 large pasties

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


  • 2 packages of Pillsbury pie crust
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 extra beaten egg for egg wash (optional)


  1. Take pie crust and cut into quarters.  You should end up with 16 triangles.
  2. Mix eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk and brown sugar in a bowl until incorporated.
  3. Add cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt, stir well.
  4. Take a triangle of crust and pinch together two ends so that you are left with a cone.
  5. Scope in 2-3 tablespoons of pumpkin mixture into the cone and seal shut.
  6. Brush with egg wash – optional
  7. Repeat until all the crust is done.  You may have extra filling, you can always put it in a ramekin and bake it to enjoy.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until puffy and golden brown.
  9. Let sit at room temp or refrigerate for an hour before enjoying.

Enjoy your Monday class treat #BSMRCCE!



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12 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pasties for all!

  1. adriannesprogis March 25, 2013 at 5:52 pm Reply

    Can’t wait. they sound delicious.

    • Nahren Shamoka March 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm Reply

      I hope you like them, they’re at the front :)!

  2. Manny Bedi March 25, 2013 at 6:37 pm Reply

    They were amazing Nahren, thank you! I think I may hire you as my dessert caterer! =)

    • Nahren Shamoka March 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm Reply

      haha, why thank you Manny! Very glad you enjoyed them ;)!

  3. charlottepeer March 28, 2013 at 9:33 am Reply

    It sounds like I need to become a wizard. Harry Potter has way too many delicious treats!

  4. Bonnie Chao April 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm Reply

    Darn! I’m so upset I missed them! They look delicious!

    • Nahren Shamoka April 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm Reply

      Thanks hun! Aw, i’m sorry and I have nothing today :(…

      • Bonnie Chao April 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

        Haha that’s okay! 🙂

  5. TheGreatZambini December 30, 2013 at 12:16 am Reply

    I`ve always read about them and wanted to gobble a handful, and now I can! Since I`m gluten free I`ll just use the crust here http://www.artofglutenfreebaking.com/2010/03/puff-pastry-gluten-free/, but the directions and filling are perfect. I`ll be sure to bake these up…sometime 🙂

    • Nahren Shamoka December 31, 2013 at 1:07 am Reply

      Hi there! So glad you’ve enjoyed the post! I agree, pumpkin pasties always sounded so great, I had to bring them to life! Thank you so much for the link to the gluten free crust recipe, will have to try that out soon! Cheers :)!

    • Nahren Shamoka February 6, 2014 at 10:03 am Reply

      I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe! Great idea for Gluten free crust, thanks for sharing with us :)! Cheers!

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