Friday, December 9, 2011

Pumpkin Turnovers

Are you tired of the same old pumpkin pie? Why not try these pumpkin turnovers? They are so yummy! Serve them at your Christmas party with a cream cheese frosting dip for a big hit!

four 9 inch pie crusts
1 (16ounce) can pumpkin
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 egg white
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon 

Cut pie crusts into 2/1/2 inch circles with a biscuit cutter. Combine pumpkin, sugar, and pumpkin spice. Spoon 1 teaspoon of pumpkin mixture in the center of each circle. Fold in half and seal edges with a fork. Poke each pie with a fork for decoration. Brush with egg white and bake on greased cookie sheet at 450 for 10-12 minutes. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on pies.

Cream Cheese Frosting Dip

2 (8oz) packages cream cheese softened 
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 (16oz) can ready to spread vanilla frosting
1 cup finely chopped nuts

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, lemon juice and rind, and vanilla frosting at medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Stir in nuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. reminds me a little bit of empenadas my sister makes for Christmas. Recipe sounds easy and delicious!

  2. Yummy, Lori! Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking for new pumpkin recipes for my son who loves anything pumpkin.

  3. Are these pumpkin turnovers freezable and will they keep if they are sent in the mail as gifts?