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Pumpkin Hot Pockets

The combination of simple ingredients in these handheld sandwiches area sure to please all the kids at your party. They'll keep the kids away from the candy...for a while.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 3 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 to 6 drops red food coloring
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 to 3 drops green food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll one sheet of pastry into a 15-in. circle. Using a floured 5x4-in. pumpkin cookie cutter, cut out eight pumpkins. Repeat with remaining pastry. Spread mustard over eight pumpkins. Layer with ham, onions and cheeses to within 3/4 in. of edges.
  • In a small bowl, beat yolks with enough red food coloring to achieve an orange color. In another small bowl, beat egg white with green food coloring. Brush orange mixture over edges of pastry. Top with remaining pumpkins. Press edges to seal; trim edges with a fluted pastry wheel. Brush stems with green mixture and pumpkins with orange.
  • Transfer to greased baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until browned.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 348 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 553mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.
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  • annie1992
    Aug 19, 2013

    My grandkids loved this cute idea and it is something they can make with just a little help.As for the snide remarks, just read the recipe. It'll take 10 seconds and if it's not what you are looking for, don't make it. Lots of people eat pork (shrug) and some of us "get" that it's actually shaped like a pumpkin, not that the recipe includes pumpkin. I do not feel deceived, LOL.

  • debieb
    Sep 26, 2012

    This is so cute and my kids loved eating filled mini pumpkins for lunch and they had a lot of fun helping me put them together we will definately make these again! I can's wait for Santa ones and valentines day ones...the shamrocks are going to rock!

  • Beaujo
    Oct 30, 2011

    how cute! I like the crescent roll to use for sandwiches. Kids had so much fun helping make these, they loved it, something different. We used sliced turkey.

  • bziol
    Oct 16, 2011

    So there's no pumpkin in the recipe. No need to be unkind. I think it's a cute and clever way to get a hot pocket for any holiday. I don't have any young children or grandchildren but I would make for myself and my grown son.

  • swhitford
    Oct 16, 2011

    I would make some variations to this recipe. If you don't like the recipe don't make it. Pork was the meat of Americans long before beef became available. The only reason I can think of to make it wrong to eat pork is that you are Jewish. Where are your open minds?

  • Cookin4MyDarlins
    Oct 15, 2011

    Really cute!!! Great for kiddos...will do this again with different cookie cutters at each holiday!

  • cherishrecipes
    Oct 15, 2011

    I have been looking for creative ways to make these and this is a very good suggestion. I also appreciate the picture that was included so that one would know after reading the ingredients that it is in the shape of a pumpkin to enhance little ones need for visual. Very good idea!

  • Klwf2003
    Oct 15, 2011

    I think it's a very cute idea and who cares if it has pumpkin in it. I use to cute my kids sandwiches out with different shaped cookie cutters depending on the holiday. It reminds me of that idea.

  • Regi M
    Oct 15, 2011

    Thanks for the idea - will make again and do seasonal "adjustments". Think I might try smaller size with refrigerated cresent roll dough...

  • totontonytonia
    Oct 15, 2011

    Always look at the ingredients before making a decision....It's fall & pumpkin time