Mini Fresh Pumpkin Turnover Recipe

Monday, October 18, 2010
These mini pumpkin turnovers are a delightful treat, great with coffee, tea and a nice surprise in anyone's lunch box!

One of the most delicious pastries in fall our these fresh pumpkin turnovers. They're delightful with a cup of hot apple cider and cinnamon. On a cooler night just before Halloween, mom and I would make these.

We would then go to a local farm that had a haunted hayride and enjoy the evening. The biggest treat was waiting at home with these pumpkin turnovers. Good memories with delicious comfort food, made the perfect evening.

As the years past, there were no more haunted hayrides, but every October I make these with her memory right there with me in the kitchen. The experience isn't the same but the end result of these delicious pumpkin turnovers will remain a traditional must make before Halloween.

Everyone loves them, they really are a delight. They may be a little work but really worth the effort. The fresh taste of pumpkin and pie crust baked till golden brown, then drizzled with icing. The smell alone will make you anxious to eat them with the warm smell of cinnamon spice baking.

For more pumpkin recipes visit some of the links below:

Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Pumpkin Whip Dip Recipe
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Spice  Rum Cookies
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
 Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Pumpkin Soup
Tex Mex Pumpkin Corn Muffins
Pumpkin  and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta
Pumpkin Rum Shortcake with Caramel
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Pumpkin Fritters
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts

Mini Fresh Pumpkin Turnovers


2 eggs, slightly beaten

3/4 cup sugar

1 - 1 lb. can pumpkin

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 : powdered  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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  1. 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!

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

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

  4. Claudia,
    These are really cute pumpkin pies!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. I love turnovers. Pumpkin sounds like a great idea!

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

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

  15. The filling is great and the glaze very tempting!

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

  17. YUM! Pumpkin turnovers?! these sound delicious..

  18. delicious steps
    an award for you

  19. 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!

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

  21. my insulin is rising just taking a peek at this stuff

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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,

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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!