Pumpkin flavors are a big hit this time of year and I must confess, I’m not the biggest fan of the popular pumpkin spice flavoring! However, these Homemade Pumpkin Pop Tarts are simply delicious! So, if you’re like me and are not totally feeling the pumpkin spice flavors, you are going to have to trust me, because I’m pretty sure you will fall in love with these adorable pumpkin tarts. The pumpkin butter that I got at Trader Joe’s is so yummy!
These pumpkin pop tarts, also known as “hand pies,” are really fun to create, and the base requires only TWO ingredients! Of course, I have an idea for you to spice them up, but you will seriously love prepping these little gems.
What you’ll need:
Pumpkin Shaped Cookie Cutter
Flour to use on your rolling pin
Premade pie crust
Pumpkin butter- I recommend Trader Joe’s, although it is available from other grocers as well
Caraway Bakeware – I’m a huge fan of Caraway non-toxic cookware and bakeware, and my link is typically active with a code.
Assembling your homemade pumpkin pop tarts:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Start by sprinkling some flour on your surface and roll out the pie crust. With the pie crust ready, cut the pumpkin shapes with your cookie cutter and place half of the pumpkins on a non-stick cookie sheet. Now, spread approx. 1 large teaspoon of pumpkin butter in the center of each pop tart.
Following that is the fun part, as you get to be creative and cut out some cute jack-o-lantern designs. Be sure to only cut out faces and designs on half of the pumpkins. These will be the tops of the pop tarts. Place the jack-o-lantern pieces on top of the pumpkin butter. Finally, using a fork, press around the edges of each pumpkin until sealed, so the filling doesn’t leak out while baking. Place the pumpkins in the oven and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
For optional maple dipping glaze- mix together the following:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp milk
Mix the glaze until a little runny. I dipped each pumpkin pop tart in the glaze and then let the excess drip off. I hope you love these spooktacular pumpkin pop tarts as much as I did!