Our 9-year-old discovered the wizardly world of Harry Potter books this year. I have not entered the Harry Potter book craze myself, but I have found the perfect way to share in the magic with those who are fans of the ever popular series.
I’m talking food, of course. Enter these Pumpkin Pasties.
Ring a bell?
Harry Potter quickly falls for these pumpkin pasties, which are like hand pies.
They are flaky, buttery, toothsome little turnovers with a warmly spiced pumpkin filling.
My first thought upon taking a bite? Miniature pumpkin pies. That is exactly what they reminded me of.
Except these are way more flaky and buttery, with the double crust encasing the sweet pumpkin filling.
Not to mention how FUN these pumpkin pasties are! They are a blast to whip up.
I made a batch with my 4-year-old, who was proud of his Hogwarts Express creation. I used my trusty pie dough recipe from this famous Best Apple Pie recipe.
The divine drizzle comes from this moist Pumpkin Scones recipe, which is yummier than any coffee shop variety hands-down.
When my 4th grader saw these Pumpkin Pasties on the table, he beamed at his Harry Potter food. After licking his plate, he promptly made a beeline for his book and flipped through those 734 pages in search of the next recipe he wanted me to make.
Chocolate Frogs? Liver pie? Um, let’s stick with the pumpkin pasties for now.
It also happens to be pumpkin season, giving us all the more reason to bake up another batch for breakfast or dessert.
Source: Chew Out Loud, inspired by Serious Eats