no sweetened condensed milk pumpkin pie

Jack-O-Lantern Hand Pies

Yields 8-12 pies

Things you’ll need

Ingredients
Dough
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • ½ cup butter flavored shortening, chilled
  • ½ cup salted butter, chilled
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
Filling
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (11.25-ounce) can sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Equipment
  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Pie dish
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Small ice cream scoop
  • Pan spray
  • Cutting board
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Pumpkin cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin

Let’s get started!

Dough
  1. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, vanilla bean, and salt.
  2. Add cubed butter and shortening and work between fingers until
  3. Drizzle in ice-cold buttermilk and then use your hands to form dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 disks and then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 to 24 hours to set.
Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl combine all the filling ingredients and whisk together until smooth and well combined.
  3. Pour into a greased pie dish and bake for 60 to 75 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool fully before filling Jack-O-Lanterns.

Time to decorate!

  1. Roll out dough onto a floured surface and then cut out pumpkin shapes. On half of the pumpkins, use small and medium triangle cutters to create the face of the Jack-O-Lantern.
  2. Scoop 1 tablespoon of filling onto the plain pumpkin cutouts and then spread it just enough to leave a border around the edges.
  3. Brush some egg wash around the edges of the edges and then top it with a Jack-O-Lantern face. Gently press down on the edges so that the two sides stick together and then brush the top with egg wash.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes. Remove from oven to egg wash once more and then place back in the oven for 7 minutes.