Friday, October 29, 2010

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers

Here's another treat perfect for Halloween.  A bunch of family were coming for dinner & I wanted a quick, easy dessert that I could make ahead of time.  I had some leftover pumpkin purée from the Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Cake & a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer so turnovers seemed like perfect solution. Assembled in the afternoon, they just need to be popped in the oven during dinner for a fresh from the oven dessert.
Look who made the whipped cream
They're like little pumpkin pies with super flaky crusts.
Easy Pumpkin Tarts
Easy Pumpkin Turnovers

3/4 c or so pumpkin purée
1/4 t cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
pinch clove
pinch all spice
1 T brown sugar
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
flour
1 egg beaten with a little water

Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silcon pad.

Mix the pumpkin purée with the spices & sugar. Taste & adjust to your preference.

Roll the puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface until its about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 9 squares.

Put a tablespoon or so of the pumpkin mixture in the center of each square. Use your finger or a brush to put a little of the egg wash around the edge of the squares. Fold over to form a triangle & press to seal shut. I like to also fold the edges up a little to really seal them. Brush the tops with more of the egg wash. (You can sprinkle with a little more sugar if you want.) Cut a slit into the top of each turnover with a sharp knife.

Refrigerate until ready to bake.

Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the heat down to 350 F & bake until gold brown, about 10 more minutes.

Serve warm with whip cream.

Makes 9 small turnovers.

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12 comments:

Deborah said...

I've never made turnovers before, but they seem so easy!

Elle said...

I can do this! I must do this! SU'd. :)

Lori said...

How cute is he!

I bet these turnovers were great- a fabulous idea girl. But then you are the good idea girl.

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

Perfect use of leftovers, if I do say so myself! LOL!

Paula said...

Someone looks like he's going to enjoy his turnover with whipped cream. Don't blame him, they look wonderful.

Megan said...

I want a turnover too! Pumpkin is my favorite. :D

Denise Michaels - Adventurous Foodie said...

What a smart idea. And good use of leftovers transformed into something different. Very clever.

Love the picture of your little boy, too. The smile on his face is just priceless.

My husband is originally from India and will LOVE the "Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Cake." Great! I may just do this for Thanksgiving dinner.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

What a great idea for that leftover pumpkin puree! I have got to try this!

Fresh Local and Best said...

He looks like he's gonna have some GREAT dessert tonight! So cute! I like the idea of being able to make this ahead and warm up right before serving. This is a very creative recipe.

The Duo Dishes said...

Don't you love a dessert that comes together in just a matter of minutes? Plus, it's a great way to use leftovers.

RJ Flamingo said...

I can think of a half-dozen ways to use this recipe, including holidays, breakfast, dessert, maybe some minis for a dessert table... Great thinking, Kat!

Thanks for playing in The #GreatHallowTweet this year - your posts have been absolutely phenomenal! I hope you had as much fun as I did!

grace said...

and here i thought i'd seen every filling for a turnover. pumpkin never even occurred to be--you're brilliant!

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