Pumpkin Pie Pockets

These Pumpkin Pie Pockets are as cute as they are delicious!!

I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. Pumpkin Spice, YES. Actual pumpkin…not as much. And while, I haven’t fully flipped into eating pumpkin pie…but I have flopped into a “small-amounts” liker.

I’m basically halvsies on pumpkin. Sometimes it’s great, other times it makes me gag.Kinda like the way I feel about quinoa or James Franco.

So here is a small amount pumpkin recipe. Perfect for those of us on the pumpkin-texture fence…Pumpkin Pie Pockets..heavy on the crust, light on the pumpkin. Everything is best in moderation.

The day before I made these I put together my filling.  You could certainly use the pumpkin pie filling that you like best, but since I don’t have one I thought I would experiment a little. I made a pumpkin filling that among some other boring ingredients included cream cheese and butter.  It worked.

You certainly don’t have to make the filling the day before…it was just a time saver for me.

When I was ready to assemble my little pockets I used pre-made pie crust that comes in the rolls.

I rolled it out a bit thinner.  Thin is in, if you haven’t heard…

Then using my pumpkin cookie cutter I cut shapes.

I decided to get a little fancy on some and cut faces πŸ™‚  You don’t have to…especially if you don’t like your food looking at you.  I get it.

Then scoop about a tablespoon amount of your filling into the center of the bottom crust.

Wet the edges of the bottom crust with an egg wash ( a beaten egg and about 1 tbsp water mixed together) and place the top crust on top, pinches the edges closed.

You could brush the top crust with a little egg wash too for extra shine, but I didn’t.  I forgot.  That’s life.

Bake at 350 on a parchment or Sil-Pat lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, until crust browns up.

When they come out of the oven you can sprinkle them with a little cinnamon sugar (2 tbsp sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon)

Let them cool and then eat.  These are great warm or at room temperature.


Pumpkin Pie Pockets


makes 14 pie pockets


  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp.
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 store bought rolled pie crusts
  • egg wash (1 beaten egg and 1 Tbsp water)
  • Cinnamon sugar (2 Tbsp sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon)


For Filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray an 8Γ—8 pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In your mixing bowl beat cream cheese and pumpkin until combined and smooth. Add in your sugar and salt and mix until incorporated. On low add in your butter, half and half vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and egg yolk.
  4. Turn mixer up to medium and mix until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until set.
  6. Let cool before filling your pie pockets.


  1. Flatten your crust on a floured work surface. Roll the crust out a little thinner.
  2. Cut your crust into rounds, approx 3″ in diameter.
  3. Place 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie filling in the center of each.
  4. Brush the edges with egg wash and place a top crust over filling and pinch edges.
  5. Bake at 350Β° on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  6. When done, remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  7. Serve warm or room temperature





411 Responses

  1. Nicola M.

    I am SO like you with only wanting a little pumpkin. I always stomach an entire slice for family events, but I’ve found that just makes them offer me more! *Gag~!*

  2. Cheryl S

    Love those cute cookies and pumpkin pie is also a fav! The little necklace is very sweet ~ one key for each member of my family! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh my lord… talk about the perfect pumpkin treat. I love pumpkin pie, but at times, it can be a little bit too much pumpkin in one bite. This is the perfect balance, and adorable too!

  4. Pumpkin is one of my favorite things about fall! I roasted about four or five of them just a couple of weeks ago… now I have 14 cups of puree living happily in my freezer for pies and breads and things. Mmmmmm.

  5. Rachel J

    The perfect halloween treat! I’m always a little weary sending my husband to work with my leftover baked good thats are “cute” but I’m sure the office will enjoy these as much as I will! I love pumpkin everything.

  6. Courtney F.

    I love all things pie, but pumpkin is one of my favorites. I wonder if you could do this same concept for Bakerella’s Pie Pops…though I imagine it would be tough to do such small jack-o-lantern faces.

  7. I’m with you on the James Franco thing. Definitely great in moderation. I love pumpkin though, so these are great for me anyway! I don’t mind a little or a lot πŸ™‚

  8. Brynne

    Will be making these pumpkins for my kids and granddaughter when they come to visit next week. Thanks so much.

    Love the cute necklace.

  9. Claire

    Can’t say I’m with you on the pumpkin love/hate thing…I love it all the way, in any way, shape, or form! Made some pumpkin pie pop tarts last week, got some pumpkin curry simmering on the stove right now…you get the idea. Thanks for these cute little pie pockets, they’re adorable!

  10. Treya

    These looks amazing! I’m going to make them for the dessert table at the kids’ school halloween fair πŸ™‚

    And what a CUTE giveaway!

  11. I’m totally fine with you flip flopping if it involves you posting recipes like this! I’m definitely on the PUMPKIN LOVE side of things so I know I would adore these.

  12. Linda Lopez

    What is it about little keys that are so appealing? Maybe it can unlock the little secrets of the heart and some really good pumpkin. And I think your little pockets due the trick.

  13. Danielle

    Such a cute idea! I think these are perfect for kids. I am trying these for Thanksgiving. Also, I only recently discovered your website, and I just wanted you to know that it’s counterproductive to writing essays ( I love it πŸ™‚

  14. Veronica

    I’m loving these pumpkin pie pockets. Unlike you, I pretty much love everything pumpkin, but I like trying new things. Have to make these soon. The necklace is very cute too!! I have a thing for keys. πŸ™‚

  15. sheila johnson

    I just found your website a week ago and have been on it every day. I love it!! I have liked you on face book also. I can’t wait for all the holidays coming so I can give all the new recipes you have on here a try. I am doing the cute skeleton cupcakes for my grandson’s halloween school party.

  16. sheila johnson

    I just found your website a week ago and have been on it every day. I love it!! I am doing the cute skeleton cupcakes for my grandson’s halloween school party.

  17. Catherine

    I do like pumpkin pie and I know I will like the pumpkin pie pockets. Thanks. I also like keys and the necklace is perfect, would love to win. Thank you.

  18. I could eat pumpkin pie every single day, washing it down with pumpkin spice lattes, and still leaving room for pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars, pumpkin dump cake, oh I could go on and on! These look too adorable not to make, and I’ll be trying them ASAP.

  19. Stephanie

    I feel the same way about pumpkin, but these are seriously cute! And I bet the cream cheese makes the pumpkin actually taste good! You always have the yummiest looking treats on your blog! πŸ™‚

  20. patti keil

    My family loves anything pumpkin andi can’t wait to try this recipe for them! Also love the necklace…it’s very cute πŸ™‚

  21. Jennifer

    Love these! I have a pumpkin cookie cutter that I have never used. Definitely going to make these for classroom snacks this week!

  22. I found you through Sumptuous Spoonfuls & I’m so glad I did! What a cute & yummy treat! I’m going to have to try this with my kiddos…we LOVE pumpkin anything..but since we have lots of apples at home, we’ll be making this with apples…it’ll be a trick & a treat..”Surprise! It looks like a pumpkin, but taste like apples”..lol.. Thanks for the fun ideas πŸ™‚

  23. Karla Thompson

    The mini pumpkin pies are so cute. I love the fall, pumpkins and apples. I made pumpkin applesauce and raw applesauce over the weekend. IT was so much fun. The necklace is very cute. My daughter would love to have that (..Xmas present, Lol). I love all of your ideas and recipes. I follow your post every day.

  24. Julye

    Hi these look so cute, we don’t tend to do pumpkin pie in the UK although pumpkins are becoming more popular for jacko lanterns and I am always looking for different ideas other than confectionary sweets for any trick or treaters. I have done mini bags of cookies for the last few years but these might be in this years treat bags, thanks for sharing.

  25. Hello Kimmy

    I am a pumpkin freak. These cookies are a great idea.

    I like the necklace too. So nice to see key pendants coming back in style.

  26. Juliann

    My husband loves all things pumpkin! Every year I make pumpkin pies, pumpkin cheesecakes and pumpkin rolls….I’ve got pumpkin coming out of my ears!:)

  27. Amanda Wilfer

    I recently stumbled upon your site and now check it daily for your amazing ideas, recipes, and humor. It brightens my morning to read your thoughts – thanks so much!!

  28. What a great recipe! I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie, either, but I’ve found I appreciate pumpkin in small doses, like pumpkin muffins. This is a very cute idea…may just give it a try.

    Love your blog! πŸ™‚

  29. Victoria V

    Those pumpkin pies are so cute! I’m a lover of pumpkin, so I’m gonna have to try these out. πŸ™‚

    And that necklace is adorable!!!

  30. Brooke

    I am not a big fan of pumpkin either, but I might try these for my hubby. I do LOVE the necklace though and would love to have that!!

  31. Makenzie P.

    I have been looking for something like this for a few weeks now… I am loving keys and think that this would be so much fun! I also think the pumpkin cookies look adorable. I may have to substitute the pumpkin middle for apple pie puree? I don’t know how it would taste but worth a try!

    I am a new reader and am loving your website!

  32. kat

    Love the little pies….
    Also the necklace would be perfect….I have 3 children ..the keys are a reminder how they unlocked my hearts each and everyday ….
    Kat ;-)~
    Live each & everyday to it’s fullest…so enjoy today πŸ˜‰

  33. Martha T

    I’m not too crazy about pumpkin, but cream cheese seems to make everything better and these pumpkin pie pockets look great. Love the necklace too!

  34. Jennifer

    I am loving your posting lately! My husband thinks that my new cooking interest is awesome…thanks for showing easy to fix items!

  35. I love keys, they’re one of my favorite things!!!! Oh, and I am a pumpkin junkie, so I am sorry you don’t LOVE it, but I’m happy you posted an awesome recipe πŸ™‚ WIN!

  36. shelbie

    I love LOVE your site…. I check it daily & make something from it weekly!! Thanks for sharing your creativity. I love the necklace…3 kids & one passed away so I’ve been wearing a necklace reminder of him, but I’ve been thinking I need 2 switch to one for all three of my kid… this would b perfect!

  37. Sarah

    Yum! My dad is not a huge pumpkin fan, so I’m totally making these for him in the hopes that we’ll find at least one thing he loves! Thank you!!

  38. dawne

    love pumpkin. always excited for the fall/winter to arrive the two days we have in florida πŸ™‚
    cute necklace would be great for my daughter who turns 16 on saturday πŸ™‚

  39. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love the pumpkin pockets that you made! My coworkers have been bugging me to make sweets and I think that these would be perfect. Oh and the necklace would look so great on me! =]

  40. Heather

    That is the cutest necklace… AND I am going to have to make those pumpkin pie pockets for my sister’s first Thanksgiving at her new house.

  41. Erin Holmes

    If I were to ever be sooo lucky to hit the lottery, I’d hire someone just like you to be my creative half! Love the necklace!

  42. Brenda

    I love the little pies, I like pumpkin pie but what I really like is apricot or peach that would work too I think.
    very nice necklace


    I too am not a lover of pumpkin…i feel like im unamerican and rarely mention my dislike of anything pumpkin…but…i will try this but instead of the cream cheese im going to use marhsmallow fluff….(kinda like a sweetpotato pie puff) .

    love the necklace…i have 3 animals…

  44. Stephanie Sones

    First off…. Im going buy a pumpkin cut out to make those pies. πŸ™‚ I love Fall oh so much. Second. The necklace is amazing. Fantastic. πŸ™‚

  45. Kathy King

    I might try putting apple pie filling in these. I know it messes up the pumpkin inside of pumpkin thing, but it’s better than gagging right? Then again, if it’s filled with pumpkin I may not eat as many…which is a plus!

    Cute necklace, silver is always better!

  46. Leeann

    I love pumpkin, and I love fall. I just caught one of your recipes on Pinterest, and your blog is right up my alley! These look great! The key necklace is adorable, by the way! thanks for the yummy recipes!

  47. Jamesa

    Thank you for all the clever ideas and for your humor. I would love to win the necklace, but if I don’t I promise to still love your site.

  48. elizabeth

    If I made these I would eat every single one of them myself! Yum! I love pumpkin and I love pie crust so these look totaly amazing to me! Who could not love that necklace!

  49. Corisa

    I love that your giving away jewlery instead of cooking tools like most coking blogs ! Very unique and would be a lovely prize to win! =)

  50. I LOVE your pumpkin recipe!!! Yummy Yummy Yummy!!! And the giveaway is a nice bonus {wink}. Thanks so much! We are going shopping soon and I will be getting some pumkins for sure!!

  51. I love pumpkin, but I’m a pastry chef so I have to come up with dessert ideas way before fall. It’s not even November, and I’m already tired of pumpkin!!! Not at all tired of that necklace though; too cute!

  52. jeanette d.

    The internet is full of interesting surprises. I stumbled upon your lovely blog this past weekend and love what I have seen so far. The necklace is so precious and delicate. Would love to win!

  53. Amanda B

    I’m undecided on pumpkin as well…but these pie pockets may be quite good. I may just have to give them a try…thank you for the inspiration (and gumption to try pumpkin again…once a year is typically the most that happens)
    Oh, and the necklace…hella adorable! LOVE IT!

  54. Monica

    I’m craving Autumn food and those pumpkin pie pockets would do the trick! Yum! I love giveaways…feel free to pick me! πŸ˜‰

  55. YAy!!! A cute, fun, Fall treat πŸ™‚ As spooky and cool as the eyeballs and stuff are, I’m a sucker for the cute little classic pumpkins. These sound so yummy, can’t wait to make them!!

    That necklace is adorable, too!! Love it, so practical!

  56. Katie Smith

    Thanks for the great baking idea! Just to clarify, the pumpkin filling gets baked before it goes into the little pumpkins and then gets baked again?

    1. shelly

      With the filling that I made, I baked it first…I found that it reduced the filling spreading and leaking out of the pockets πŸ™‚

  57. Monica

    I am totally with you there on the hatred of pumpkin pie. Gross! I hate the texture, but I do love me some pumpkin cheesecake πŸ˜‰
    *p.s. the necklace is very dainty and sweet!

  58. That necklace is soooo sweet!

    I LOVE LOVE pumpkin – even going to try my hand at pumpkin fudge this fall! YUM!

    But these – …. I think I need to stop visiting your blog (except, that I won’t) I want to make every single thing you post and well, I’m already on my way to making myself as large as a house as it is LOL

    these are cute!

  59. Su Murillo

    I love your recipes, blog and stories!!!
    As well the blog with Kristin its hillarious. You guys always cheer up my day.
    Loving the jewlery!!!!

  60. I love the necklace, and the idea for pumpkin pie pockets! I saw a similar recipe recently for apple pie cookies – I definitely want to give these a try.

  61. I am so with you about the pumpkin gag, I’m glad I’m not alone! I love this idea though. Not sure if I have the guts to do it with the pumpkin, I’m thinking apple or maybe some sort of cheese pastry filling.

  62. Viv

    Those look really good! We never eat anything pumpkin at my house but I hope I’ll get to try making these eventually. If anything I’ll use an apple pie filling instead.

  63. Muna

    Im with you on this one..I do NOT like pumpkin pie…can I say I hate it…lol but these look so yummy…just a hint of pumpkin and a lot of pie crust (my favorite)…can’t wait to try it out..thanks for sharing!

  64. Heather S.

    Very cute necklace. Also I made your woopie pie recipe with the sprinkles last week and my husband and I really enjoyed them! Great recipes.

  65. Melanie Munoz

    So cute! And I bet they’re delicious!! Can’t wait to try them out this thanksgiving! (cute necklace too, goes great with having three kids!)

  66. Holly D

    My husband is not big on desserts but he does like pumpkin pie. I asked if he would eat these and he said yes so it looks like I’m going to be baking soon! Thanks!

  67. Katie

    I love fall for this very reason – pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice flavored Silk (soy milk beverage), and now one more to add to my list – PUMPKIN PIE POCKETS! They are super cute and I know they will be the hit of the Halloween party I will be baking these for, for kids and adults alike! These would also be cute for a Thanksgiving dessert as well…or like, everyday. Nom nom nom. πŸ™‚

  68. Heather Brady

    Love the pumpkin pockets!!! Going to make some for my daughter, nieces & nephews. We are going to Gettysburg for the day & I think this will make a great carry along treat.
    LOVE the necklace!
    Going to her website. πŸ™‚
    But I would love that one! πŸ˜‰

  69. Jen

    Thanks for sharing this cute pumpkin pie idea. I will definitely be trying it for an upcoming family party. I love that necklace! And a plus my birthday is on Monday, what a great thing to win!

  70. Jennie in Cole Camp

    I’m so happy to stumble upon your site. I love the recipes I’ve seen so far. Cute necklace too. Maybe I’ll win it.

  71. Julia

    Are Canadians allowed to enter? (“Cause ya know some contests have rules against it!) I found your blog by way of Banana Bread with Reese cups. Is there anything better? πŸ™‚

  72. Crewgyrl

    I’ve been searching all evening for a treat to take to my kid’s classroom parties. 4 kids, 4 different classrooms, and now 1 recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  73. Sarah A

    Yummers! Love the 3 keys – perfect for my 3 little munchkinheads. Loving the discovery of your blog… Cream cheese filled snicker doodles are coming up this weekend! πŸ™‚

  74. Nicole A

    I LOVE the necklace. In college I used to keep my housekey on a chain around my neck b/c I liked the way it looked and it kept me from being locked out. Now that my keys look like a janitor owns them, I can’t do that. Very cute little sandwich cookies.

  75. Tammy A

    Love the pumpkins! Planning on making pumpkin dump cake this weekend. Nothing says fall like pumpkin desserts! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win the necklace.

  76. Leanor


    I love your blog. I love your candid banter, no matter what it’s about. I also have made some of your recipies and think you are the best

  77. jennie

    What a cute necklace!! I DO love pumpkin pie-but the crust is the best part-so I will have to dig out my pumpkin cookie cutter and go to town!

  78. Els

    Oh the pumkin pie pockets do look so cute! What a darling idea!
    Now the necklace on the other hand… oh my gosh..! Have a thing for keys lately! Thanks for hosting this nice give a way!

  79. Donna

    Ha ha! I wasn’t even going to read this post because I hate pumpkin. Then I read your opening paragraph and decided it was meant for me. And while I love James Franco, I’m with you on quinoa. We have an on-again, off-again relationship. I think I might tell my annoying students to “go suck on a slug!” That’s the best phrase I’ve heard in a long time. Oh, and the mini-pies look fantastic, too! πŸ™‚

  80. I love your site and all of the wonderful ideas. I visit everyday. Thanks for all the fun. The necklace would look great on me as i am losing, and losing weight!

  81. Cristina

    These will be perfect for Thanksgiving since no one in my family really loves pumpkin either…they look and sound delish! I love that necklace… 3 keys for my 3 boys (each one holds a ket to my heart)!!!

  82. Brenda

    Oh those little pumpkins are so darn cute for the fall season….and you picked out a wonderful piece of jewerly for the contest, it is beautiful…and yes, I would love to win the necklace too…;)

  83. Cristina

    These look like the perfect Thanksgiving dessert for my family, since none of us *love* pumpkin, either! I love the 3 keys….one for each of my boys, who each hold a key to my heart πŸ™‚
    I love reading everything you write & of course, the recipes!!

  84. t!na orton

    ! too am not a b!g fan of pumpk!n except !n small doses but your hot pumpk!n sp!ce hot chocolate !s tempt!ng ~ must at least try, r!ght? ~ okay, ! w!ll ~
    the jewelry !s so da!nty look!ng ~ love !t ~ her s!te !s exqu!s!te ~

  85. Drena Paulson

    I love the pumpkin pockets. Especially good for families who like pie like us. Thanks for sharing.
    Necklace is cute too!

  86. Q

    These are so adorable! It was decided on this past weekend, labor day weekend, that we will be spending Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. I’m relieved to not have to cook a dish for the main meal, but now I’m expected to bring desserts. So I started my searching early rather than waiting the day before the holiday like I usually do. πŸ™‚ I’m definitely making these for thanks giving with the in-laws.

  87. Meg

    Thank you for this great recipe. It is delicious & the perfect consistency for the pockets! I made them 2 weeks ago for the farmers market & they were gobbled down. I’m making them again this week-end. Thanks for sharing. Meg

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