For the Hand Pies:
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 Tbl flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tbl heavy cream
1/4 tsp Baker's Salt
1.5 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Maple Extract
Heavy cream and Pumpkin Spice Sugar for sanding the pies
For the Maple Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbl Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Maple Extract
1-3 Tbl whole milk

Creating these hand pies are all about having pantry staples at hand (see what we did there?) Canned pumpkin, our Pumpkin Pie Spice and a handful of ingredients make a quick filling to tuck inside these Pumpkin Spice Sugar sanded and glazed treats. Try your hand (we did it again) at homemade pie crust, but know that store-bought is fine – we used a refrigerated pie crust when testing this recipe. Take a bite and give yourself a hand!

Read our Pumpkin Spice Roundup Blog for more pumpkin inspiration!


1.Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment. Roll out the pie crust. If using refrigerated, store-bought pie crust, use a rolling pin to roll out a bit thinner. Cut 12 three-inch rounds with a pastry cutter or drinking glass.
2.Using a hand or stand mixer, beat together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, 2 Tbl heavy cream, egg, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Maple Extract and salt. Beat until well combined and lightened in color - about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour.
3.Use your finger dipped in water to moisten the edges of the dough rounds. Place 1 Tbl filling off center on a round of dough. Pull the dough over the filling to form a half moon. You may have to gently tug and stretch to create the half moon. Press the edges together. Then crimp with a fork. Use the tines of the fork to prick the pies or make a single slash with a knife - to release the steam during cooking.
4.Brush the pies with heavy cream and sprinkle with Pumpkin Spice Sugar. Bake for 16-20 mins or until golden brown and puffed. Remove from oven and cool completely.
5.Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, maple extract and 1 Tbl milk. Add more milk to adjust the consistency. Glaze the cooled hand pies and give yourself a hand!

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