I hadn't planned on making Pumpkin Pasties.
I initially figured that as long as we were eating two-fisted (a la Ron Weasley) that anything counted as Harry Potter food. The delivered pizza. The drop sugar cookies that we called Cauldron Cakes. But, planning to attend a midnight movie leads one to do other silly things as well. So, at the last minute, I decided to cobble together my own version of pumpkin pasties.
Mrs. Ed's Quick Pumpkin Pasties
For the crust, I used this basic recipe, found at All Recipes:
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons white sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons milk
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Stir all ingredients together. Divide dough into 12 pieces, and press into greased muffin tin (flatten out on bottom and up sides of tin to create cups.)
3. Bake for 15 min.
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/8 cup granulated sugar
1/2 can pumpkin
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Mix all ingredients together. Add filling to baked crusts. Bake for 30-40 min. at 350 degrees.
Allow to cool slightly, then pop the pasties out of the muffin tin, and say something in a British accent.
Eat, visit with friends, go to movie. Go home. Collapse.
(Oops! Just updated this to add the milk to the recipe. I didn't have evaporated milk, which I usually use in pumpkin pie. I added a small amount of skim milk instead, and the pasties were still delicious.)