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Pumpkin Turnovers

Looking for a way to use your leftover pumpkin puree? Try these Pumpkin Turnovers.
Pumpkin Turnovers Recipe

I made it because I had some leftover pumpkins when I made these Pumpkin Rice Pudding. This Pumpkin Turnovers is quick and easy and to kick it up a notch I drizzled it with salted caramel sauce yum! Since this was an impromptu recipe I had to improve. For the salted caramel sauce, I used a recipe I found here.

This recipe called for ground cinnamon but I didn’t have any on hand so to I put my blender to the ultimate test by grounding two cinnamon sticks. I was pleasantly surprise by the outcome. IMG8551


Pumpkin Turnovers with Salted Caramel Drizzle
Sweet Pumpkin Turnovers with salted caramel sauce

Pumpkin Turnovers
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Premade pastry dough
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp unsalted butter
  • salt to taste
  • Egg Wash/Finish
  • 1 egg/water
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar (optional)
  • Salted Caramel Glaze
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Leave frozen dough on counter to thaw
  2. In a sauce pan, melt butter, and add brown sugar until melted
  3. Slowly add pumpkin puree and the remaining spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, cloves and salt to taste
  4. Let it simmer for 2 minutes, remove from heat and set aside to cool
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  6. Scoop a heaping of pumpkin mixture into the middle of dough disc, moisten the edges with egg wash or water, fold crust over filling to cover and seal the edges with fork
  7. Brush the top with mixture of egg and water and sprinkle generously with sugar
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  9. In small sauce pan, melt sugar, add 6 tbsp butter and stir until well blended. Slowly, add ½ heavy whipping cream and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. salt. Drizzle over warm turnover. Serve warm or cool.



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