Magical Munchies For Muggles – My Harry Potter Themed Blog! Pt 1

Actually I have to say, if I had the choice, I would love to be a witch.  I mean seriously, having the option to turn someone into a ferret….Like Mad Eye Moody (Actually Bartemus Crouch) did to Draco in Book 4, The Goblet of Fire….that would be awesome!!!

Who wants to admit to being a Harry Potter nerd?

*Raises Hand High To The Sky*  I am a Harry Potter nerd, and proud of it!

This week is the movie premiere of part two of book 7, the Deathly Hallows.  I have to admit it makes me sad to see the final movie coming out.

I travel for work, so I tend to listen to the audiobooks more….ummmm…yeah I have lost count with how many times I have listened to the audiobooks….see I said I was an HP nerd!

Sooooo I decided to have fun with recipes from the movie, make some of the sweet treats that were shared throughout the series.  I actually found a fantastic site with several recipes, and different variations to each recipe.

Today I made a recipe that I love hearing everytime, it sounds soooo delicious.

Pumpkin Pasties – Recipe from HarryPotterRecipes

2 eggs, slightly beaten

3/4 cup sugar

16oz can pumpkin

1 medium apple diced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/4 tsp. cloves

1/2 t. allspice

1 2/3 cups evaporated milk (1 can)

Pam or butter for greasing casserole dish

Double pie crustRecipe from Chef2Chef

2 cups all purpose flour

½ tsp salt

2/3 cup unsalted butter

6-8 Tbsps water

To make filling add eggs and sugar to a mixing bowl, mix until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, salt and spices. Add evaporated milk and mix well.

To make pie crust – In mixing bowl, mix flour, salt, and butter.  Use pastry blender or your hands, and cut butter till pieces are the size of small peas.  Sprinkle water over mixture, gently toss with a fork, and bring mixture together.  Bring into ball and refrigerate until ready to use.

Bake the filling in a large casserole dish that has been buttered or sprayed with Pam. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Keep oven door closed and reduce temperature to moderate (350 degrees) and continue baking for 45 minutes or until table knife inserted in center of dish comes out clean. Cool filling completely on a wire rack.

Roll pastry thin and cut into circles approximately 4 inches in diameter. Put a spoonful of the cool pumpkin mixture towards one side of the center of the circle. Fold over the crust into a half-circle and firmly crimp the edges closed. Cut with a paring knife three small slits in the top for venting. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees only until crust is a light golden brown, approximately 10 minutes.

Serve at room temperature.

I added the apple for fun.

For part two I will make some more sweet treats, AND either share some favorite things about the Harry Potter movies, OR you can ask me some questions!!!

I usually never get stumped at Harry Potter info, try to stump me, GO!

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • I wouldn't call myself a Harry Potter nerd {have sadly read none of the books, although I have seen almost all the movies}, but I love your fun Pumpkin Pasties recipe :-)  I do plan on taking my daughter to see the movie, although we won't be in line late this Thursday evening!
    • LOL!  The Harry Potter books are definitely better then the movies, but I still love them all:-)  Thank you for the lovely comment on my pumpkin pasties:-) Hugs, Terra
  • oh my, pumpkin pasties!! i loveee!! i never envisioned the food when reading the stories, but now my imagination is being reawakened. :) i'm getting so excited. going to watch friday afternoon! :D
    • Thank you for the lovely comment on my pumpkin  pasties!  For some reason I always thought about the food whenever I watched the movies, LOL! Hugs, Terra
  • Those hand pies look delicious!
    • Thank you for the lovely comment on my pumpkin pasties!!! Hugs, Terra
  • Oooh, those look fantastic.  Now where's the butter beer to go with them?  ;-)
    • LOL! Thank you for the lovely comment on my pumpkin pasties!  I ended up making pumpkin juice, I have always been intrigued by it, was delicious! Take care, Terra
  • Yum yum!!! My daughter would LOVE these, as she is  pumpkin fanatic!  I'm definitely looking to try these out.
    • Oh how fun, I hope you enjoy the pumpkin pasties!!! Pumpkin treats are pretty delicioua:-) Enjoy, Hugs, Terra
  • Anne Jolly
    I have a whole family of Harry Potter nerds.  My kids love the audio books, and listened to them over and over while falling asleep for years, they could probably stump you.  But they are asleep, and since we are going to the midnight premier I want them to sleep in.  Thanks for the recipe, I think we will try it this afternoon.
    • I hope you enjoy the pumpkin pasty recipe as much as we did!  Really, easy, fun recipe to make, even with your kids:-) Enjoy, Terra
  • Those hand pies look delicious; I love pumpkin treats and how festive in preparation for the big HP event. 
    • Thank you for the lovely comment on my pumpkin pasties recipe!  Take care, Terra
  • Rachel
    I'm going to try and make these with a gluten free pie crust.  I've been testing out pie and tart crusts lately and this would be a perfect filling!  Thanks for the idea!!
    • Oh how exciting, let me now what you do for a pumpkin pasty gluten free crust:-)  I love learning about gluten free recipes:-) Take care, Terra
  • these look so awesome! love the perfect slits on top! Potter would be proud!
    • Thank you for the kind comment on my pumpkin pasties!  Harry Potter Rules:-)
  • HP books are so much better than the movies... Those hand pies look so great!
    • I so agree, I love the books sooooo much more!  The audio books make me happy, love them when I am traveling:-)  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Looks wonderful!
    • Thank you for stopping by! Hugs, Terra
  • [email protected]
    I have a lot of the books and swag.  It is sad that the stories with all those loveable characters are coming to an end.  Like these pumpkin hand pies and thanks for the link to several HP themed recipes.
    • I decided Harry Potter will never end for me, I will always enjoy the books and movies, LOL!  Hope you enjoy the recipes as much as I did! Hugs, Terra
  • I always wondered what a pastie was!  It looks so tasty, like a personal pumpkin pie!
    • Oh I am so excited for you to enjoy them as much as I did!  They really are tasty! Hugs, Terra
  • I love pumpkin and I love pasties - so this is a great idea for me. Yum!
    • YAY!!! Pumpkin pasties rock!  Thank you love! Hugs, Terra
  • [email protected]
    I know nothing about Harry Potter :/ ... but I do know something about pumpkin pie! YUMMO! :)
    • Nothing about Harry Potter, oh you are sooooo missing out, LOL!  The books are amazing, the movies are good, but the books are better:-) Pumpkin pasties are a little piece of heaven! Hugs, Terra
  • These pumpkin hand pies are PICTURE PERFECT!
    • Thank you!  The pumpkin pasties were so fun, and we decided would be fun to make instead of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving:-) Hugs, Terra
  • francys
    terrat the paties look perfect! oh so handy for when watching the movie!!! love them!
    • Oh I didn't even think about that....I could have snuck a few in my purse...the pasties are portable:-) LOL! Hugs, Terra
  • Love HP.  Just saw the new movie and I want to see it again (mostly for the Snape part *sniff*).  Anywho, love your HP series!