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Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies

Sharing a favorite hand pie recipe today! My Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies are a simple dessert perfect for any occasion.

Hand Pies

Hand Pie Recipe

Fall baking is the best isn’t it? I could not be more in love with my Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies. Literally just a few ingredients and you’ll have these warm flaky iced hand pies ready for the eatin’ 🙂

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Hand Pies recipe

Start by cutting 6 rectangles from your puff pastry sheets making a total of 12.

Pumpkin Hand Pies

Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies

Top half of the pastries with pumpkin cream cheese mixture and brown sugar mixture making sure to leave 1/4 inch border around edges.

What Are Hand Pies?

Hand pies, just like pie, has flaky crusts and fillings.  Hand pies are tiny little pies that fit in your hand!  They can be sweet or savory, circle, square, rectangle, crescent shaped.  You can make them all year round too.  Such a fun way to enjoy pie.

Hand Pies

Top the filled pastries with another pastry rectangle and press edges with a fork to seal.

Hand Pie Recipe

I used a simple icing that I drizzled over the warm pastries. Serve warm or room temperature.

Hand Pie Recipe

Sweet cinnamon, pumpkin and cream cheese in a flaky crust…..oh my!!

Hand Pie Recipe

Iced Pumpkin Hand Pies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best pumpkin recipes, easy pumpkin dessert, hand pie recipe, hand pies, hand pies recipe, pumpkin, pumpkin dessert, pumpkin hand pies, pumpkin pie recipe, pumpkin recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 634 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white whisked for egg wash
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner.
  2. Lay each puff pastry sheet flat and cut into 6 rectangles making 12 total. Place cream cheese and pumpkin into a small mixing bowl, stirring until smooth. Place a heaping tablespoon of pumpkin mixture over 6 of the cut pastry rectangles. Spread evenly leaving a 1/4 inch border around edges. Place brown sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl, stirring to combine. Sprinkle a generous spoonful over filling. Brush egg wash around edges of pastry then place remaining pastries over filled pastries. Use the tines of a fork to press and seal the edges tightly.
  3. Brush tops of pastries lightly with the egg wash. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until slightly golden brown. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Whisk powdered sugar and water until thick and smooth. Drizzle over tops and serve warm or room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Iced Pumpkin Hand Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 634 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 276mg12%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1843IU37%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Oh man! Like poptarts at home, but so much better. These look great!

  2. 2

    They look incredible, Jenny! Pinned! I’d love a couple right now 🙂

  3. 3

    It seem like using puff pastry would make a much more flaky and delicious crust then pie crust! Yum!

  4. 4

    Love these! They’d be perfect to enjoy all day long!

  5. 5
    Lissa says:

    These are fantastic looking and sounding! Would love to make these in place of the pop tarts I usually buy my kids! Pinning!

  6. 6

    This is so my new favorite version of pumpkin pie. Plus, I can eat it for breakfast, right? ; )

  7. 7

    I don’t think I can go on until I make this tiny little pies! Yum!!

  8. 8

    Love these!!! Perfect for the season! 🙂

  9. 9

    Love these!! So perfect for Fall and breakfast!

  10. 10

    Such a cute idea! Love the icing!!

  11. 11

    POP TARTS!! … except yours are so much cooler, and look so much more delicious!

  12. 12

    These look so amazing- I am seriously inspired to make a GF/DF version- yummy Jenny!!

  13. 13

    These look heavenly! You better believe I will be making them sometime this fall 🙂

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    Fun pumpkin treat!

  15. 15
    Gaby says:

    These little pies are totally irresistible!

  16. 16

    mmmm, these look SO good! love these!

  17. 17
    Teresa says:

    These hand pies look sensational! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  18. 18

    These are making all my childhood dreams come true right now. They look like Toater Strudels but 1000% times better! I can’t wait to try these this weekend. So glad I found your blog!

  19. 19
    Maribel says:

    Totally AWESOME !!! Can’t wait to get all ingredients together and get on with this quick treat. I’d keep these ready in fridge & just before dinner is over, pop them in oven & soon after “surprise everyone” with this awesome treat, nice & warm while they’re all relaxing watching TV. Thanks for sharing.

  20. 20
    naomi says:

    I love these, Jenny! Pumpkin hand pies – yes, please!

  21. 21
    Aggie says:

    I never work with puff pastry but Jenny, you make me think I can!! My kids would flip if I made them these. Loving this recipe!

  22. 22

    Such a great, creative idea for a recipe! I love it!

  23. 23
    Jessica says:

    These look amazing! I love how simple the recipe is, too. 35 minutes (plus cooling time) until I can enjoy these? Nothing could be better! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  24. 24

    How could I pass these up?! My childhood is calling!

  25. 25

    Lord have mercy! These are trouble… 🙂

  26. 26

    I love these individual hand pies. Perfect for on the go snacks.

  27. 27
    Shelly says:

    It’s like pop tarts but 100 times better! I can’t wait to make these a freeze them so I can enjoy them all fall/winter! Thanks!

  28. 28
    Melissa says:

    I made these over the weekend and they were amazing! Very easy too! I wish I had bought two packages of puff pastry 😉 lol

  29. 29
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look great! You can never go wrong with hand pies 🙂

  30. 30
    GG says:

    These look delicious! I think I will use Trader Joe’s pumpkin cream cheese for the ultimate pumpkin flavor. I can imagine all kinds of different fillings inside of the puff pastry!

  31. 31

    These would be SO dangerous in my house…

  32. 32
    Karly says:

    Love that you used puff pastry for these! So easy and so good!

  33. 33

    I’m fairly certain that I would eat these for every single meal of the day! So gorgeous, Jenny!

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