Deep Fried Pumpkin Pie Bites

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Pumpkin Hand Pies are mini pumpkin pies made with homemade pie crusts filled with pumpkin pie filling for the perfect pumpkin spice season, I mean Fall, treat. If you love everything pumpkin, I also have a Perfect Pumpkin Pie you will love!

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Pumpkin Hand Pies

I love the idea of a mini pie right at your fingertips. Và with the fall season quickly approaching (I mean, where did the summer go?), it’s time to tóm tắt all things pumpkin! These pumpkin hand pies are a wonderful alternative to a whole pumpkin pie. And, to top them off, literally, I have a cinnamon and sugar mixture the hand pies can dip into.

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Ingredients

Pie Crust: If you look at the recipe, you will notice you need 1 homemade pie crust. This is the exact amount needed for this hand pie recipe, và it just so happens lớn make enough for two round crusts (for a pie that has a top and bottom layer). The store-bought equivalent may be more than 1 box, as each box contains two thin crusts & will only yield 8-10 circles. You can buy two boxes of store-bought pie crust or you can cut this hand pie recipe in half.

Oil: Canola or vegetable oil is best for frying. If you have any oil left over, kiểm tra out my How to lớn Clarify Used Oil so it doesn’t go to waste. (There is oven and air fryer instructions below.)

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Pumpkin Puree vs. Pumpkin Pie Filling

Pumpkin puree, also called 100% Pure Pumpkin, is cooked pumpkin that is blended or mashed into a smooth texture. There should be no seasoning, spice, flavoring, or sugar added. Pumpkin Pie Filling has spices & sweeteners added. This recipe calls for Pumpkin Pie Filling.

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How to Bake Pumpkin Hand Pies in the Oven

If you would rather not fry the hand pies in oil, you can bake them in the oven. Lớn bake, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the assembled hand pies onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown, at 400°F.

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Air Fryer Hand Pies

Another option amazing when making these hand pies is to lớn make them in the air fryer. To do this, assemble the pies as instructed. Then, place them into the basket of the air fryer and spray the tops with cooking spray. Air fry for 6-8 minutes at 360°F.

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Can I Make Pumpkin Hand Pies Ahead of Time?

Yes! Once you get the hand pies assembled, it’s easy to store them in the freezer until you are ready to fry or bake them. Once assembled, place the hand pies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Transfer the pies into the freezer for a couple of hours, or until frozen. Once frozen, store them in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Be sure to label and date the packaging.

How to lớn Store

Store the cooked pumpkin hand pies in the refrigerator, loosely covered, for 2-3 days.