Recipe of the Month – Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins…you may have noticed pumpkins and Halloween merchandise slowly filling up the aisles of our favorite stores. Soon, my friends, soon!

While Fall doesn’t officially start until September 23, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the plentiful, wondrous bounty of autumn today.  The folks over at Acorns & Custard feel us, and I found a delicious Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pie recipe, to go along with our pumpkin spice lattes. Bring on the gourds!

Photo ©Acorns&Custard


  • 500g plain flour
  • 4tbsp caster sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 250g unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 100ml cold water
Pumpkin filling:
  • 250g pumpkin puree
  • 120g cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 light brown sugar, extra for sprinkling
  • 4tbsp double cream
  • 5 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼tsp ground cloves
  • ¼tsp ground ginger
  • ¼tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼tsp ground allspice
  • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash


For the full recipe and baking instructions, please go here:

*Psssst, I bet if you wanted to save a little time, you could buy yourself some pre-made pie dough.

Photo ©Acorns&Custard



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