Let the feast begin!
The traditional pasties of Cornwall is a more of a savory dish, but since these pasties were offered with all the sweets on the Honeydukes Express trolley, I went with sweet! They were so yummy. I think I might actually try making some savory pasties next time. Not with pumpkin, mind you.
The Pumpkin Filling
1 can of pumpkin
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of clove
a dash of evaporated milk
Preheat oven to 425. Mix it altogether and set it aside.
Would you believe this is my first attempt at making a pie? I did attempt a peach cobbler once. Yum! But not a full on pie. I am more of a chocolate lover, you know. Unless it’s a rhubarb oatmeal crisp. Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my computer.
So my son was begging for a pumpkin pie. Yes, my extremely picky-eater son. So I did. I made a pastry for a double-crust pie and split it into two. I used one half to make my son’s much asked for pumpkin pie, and used the other half for my pasties. Not sure how well they turned out. But the baked crust tasted way better than the raw one. Hey, don’t judge. I get curious when I’m baking.
2 cups of flour
2/3 cup of cold butter
1 tsp of salt
6-7 Tbsp of cold water
Mix salt and flour together and then cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or you can use a fork or two until it’s all cut in and the flour looks like crumbly peas. And then throw the water in and mix it up. Divide it into the sections you need. I had divided the pasties only into two. Next time, I would probably do four. And then roll the section out on a floured surface. Place as much as the filling as you can on the pastry, fold it, and then press the edges with a fork.
Would you believe I don’t remember how long I cooked it for??? I had both the pie and the pastry in the oven and was following the can’s instructions on how long to cook a pumpkin pie, and I just watched it. I probably need to make this again soon, you know, for posterity. Ha!
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, and then reduce heat to 350 and bake until the crust starts browning nicely. If you can’t tell from the pictures, I had big pockets of air in there…so I did what any self-respecting muggle would do. I filled it with whipped cream. 😀
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