Monday, October 18, 2010

Mini Fresh Pumpkin Turnover Recipe

Homemade Crust and Fresh  Pumpkin  Filling

A great fall Pumpkin Turnover delicious treat for any lunchbox!

Fresh Pumpkin Directions
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Fresh Pie Dough Directions
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 2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1 1 lb. can pumpkin
(or 2 cups fresh, recipe)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon  ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
Mix above ingredients all together till well blended.  See below instructions.

 You will need pie crust pastry homemade or store bought (enough for two single standard pie crusts)
milk for brushing the tops
granulated sugar
optional : confectionery sugar and water glaze

 After mixing the filling all together,  bake the filling by itself on 425 degree oven,  bake the pie filling only (no crust) in a large greased pan dish  for 15 minutes. Keep oven door closed and reduce temp to moderate  and continue baking for 45 minutes or until table knife inserted in center of dish comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Roll thin and cut into circles a (cereal bowl size) in diameter or at least 4 inches . Put a spoonful of the cooled pumpkin mixture towards one side of the center of the circle. Fold over the crust into a half-circle and firmly press the edges, close then seal with a fork. Brush with milk to seal tops and then sprinkle with sugar . Slice three small slits in the top so they won't puff up and burst, place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and bake only until crust is a light golden-brown. These are best eaten the same day, the crust will get soggy and make sure you refrigerate leftovers, as they will stay better in refrigerated. Frost if you like with confectionery sugar and water glaze and drizzle over of the top of each turnover.
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30 comments:

~RnR~ said...

Since Halloween is coming, a lot of people start writing recipes using pumpkin... :p
Anyway, i don't really like pumpkin but ur picture almost tricked me to buy pumpkins and start cooking... hahaha... :D Great recipe!

Dinetonite said...

this is my favorite too...
I hope post more recipes.

Angie's Recipes said...

A great fall lunch box!

Ruth said...

Oh my gosh! Your blog is looking great and Ive missed out on so many posts! This pumpkin turnover looks so yummy!

Emily Malloy said...

IIIIIIIIIIIII LOVE IT.

alison said...

this so good,claudia!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
These are really cute pumpkin pies!

Cooking with K said...

Thanks for posting this...can't wait to make these! Blessings, K

Becky at VintageMixer said...

what a fun fall recipe! I have never seen a pumpkin turnover before!!

zerrin said...

I love everything based on pumpkin and these look so yummy! Wish I had a bite right now!

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

yum, i love turnovers with their flaky crust, but i don't believe i've ever had a pumpkin one. delicious recipe!

Kathy Gori said...

This looks great Claudia!! I wish I could chew. I'll be trying this during pumpkin season.

Gigabiting said...

I'm loving all the pumpkin recipes I see this year. Nice to have some new things beyond pie and muffins.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

The pumpkin filling is gorgeous and perfect for this time of year. My kind of turnover for sure.

Mother Rimmy said...

I love turnovers. Pumpkin sounds like a great idea!

Elin said...

lovelypumpkin turnovers...something new for a change....great fall lunch box :)

Claudia said...

Of course I want these on my table. And all those pretty pumpkins,too!It sings of autumn.

Tania said...

The filling is great and the glaze very tempting!

Kristin King - Norfolk Cooking Examiner said...

Ugh, why do I have to be on a diet right now?? I'm hungry.

Evan @swEEts said...

YUM! Pumpkin turnovers?! these sound delicious..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious steps
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Reeni said...

I've seen all kinds of turnovers but I don't think I've ever seen pumpkin ones. I'd love to find these delicious treats in my lunchbox!

Victoria K. said...

Oh yum!!! This looks like the perfect fall treat, whether it makes it into the lunch box or not :) haha

tom said...

my insulin is rising just taking a peek at this stuff

Drick said...

I don't think I have ever had a pumpkin turnover, so many other flavors but not this one - what a great idea and fabulous mini pie

My Little Space said...

It's fall! Looking forward for more pumpkin recipes coming up soon. As always, yours look amazing! Thank you and hope you're having a fabulous day.
Blessings, Kristy

Foodessa said...

I make similar turnovers around Christmas time with chocolate chestnut and almonds. These have a superb filling...especially since at this time of year I am spoiled with squash ready to make recipes ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Joanne said...

Bang goes the diet with that recipe. Wonderful flavors. I can taste them now.

Spicie Foodie said...

These turnovers are so adorable looking and they look like I would eat a whole batch myself. Times like this I wish I could just reach for one through the monitor.

densie @ quickies on the dinner table said...

More pumpkin recipes please!! I just bought more fresh pumpkins last week! After promising my family there wouldn't be anymore pumpkin recipes LOL I love these turnovers!