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Spiced maple-pumpkin hand pies with cinnamon drizzle by Chef Eric Greenspan

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Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Forget whole pumpkin pie and make these adorable hand pies for all your fall gatherings. Make sure to buy canned pumpkin puree - not canned pumpkin pie filling - for this recipe. The latter contains a lot of sugar; the former is just pure cooked pumpkin. Though we made these two-ingredient dough hand pies with apples, you can swap in diced pear or banana if you prefer. The point of the fruit is to add natural sweetness to the filling.

Ingredients

pumpkin puree

4 oz, canned

fresh apple(s)

1 medium, peeled, diced

maple syrup

1 tsp

vanilla extract

½ tsp

table salt

½ tsp

ground cinnamon

½ tsp

ground nutmeg

¼ tsp

white self-rising flour

1 cup(s)

plain fat free Greek yogurt

1 cup(s)

powdered sugar

2½ Tbsp, divided

table salt

½ tsp

egg(s)

1 large, beaten

ground cinnamon

1 tsp

water

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. To make the filling, combine first 7 ingredients (pumpkin, apple, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg) in a mixing bowl; mash until incorporated.
  2. To make dough, preheat oven to 425°F. Place flour, yogurt, and 1 tbsp powdered sugar in a medium bowl; stir with a wooden spoon until just combined and then keep mixing dough in bowl with your hands until smooth (about 2 minutes of kneading). If dough is too sticky to knead, add more flour, 1 tbsp at a time, until no longer sticky; let dough rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Place a large piece of parchment paper on a work surface and sprinkle with a little flour; place dough on paper. Use a knife to cut dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a 5-inch circle. Arrange 2 tbsp of pumpkin filling in middle of each dough circle. Fold into a half circle and crimp edges with a fork.
  4. Arrange pies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with egg and bake until lightly browned, about 15 - 20 minutes. Broil an additional minute for more browning, if desired. Let cool.
  5. To make icing, combine remaining 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp powdered sugar, and water until smooth; brush over pies to glaze. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar.
  6. Serving size: 1 pie

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