Pumpkin Nutella Turnovers

Pumpkin Nutella Turnovers


I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! We had a great Thanksgiving last year in New Hampshire with my sister but this year we’re having a huge dinner with about 15 members of my family in Knoxville. I’m in charge of desserts of course :)

Pumpkin Nutella Turnovers


I have big ambitions. I planned four desserts and if I can make at least two of them it will be a success. I like to make one Christmas themed dessert since right after Thanksgiving is a great time to put up the Christmas tree (and Santa is always the last float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade).

Pumpkin Nutella Turnovers

I made homemade pop tarts last year so I thought it would be fun to make something a little different. I used the pumpkin pop tart recipe from Half Baked Harvest and made turnovers instead. The middle is stuffed with a pumpkin pie filling swirled with Nutella. I overfilled my turnovers because an oozing pastry is always way better than one without enough filling!

These are best eaten the day they are made. Perfect breakfast for Thanksgiving morning.

Pumpkin Nutella Turnovers

Yield: 4 turnovers



1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 tbs brown sugar

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup nutella

1 egg, beaten for pastry wash


1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 pinch of cinnamon

2-3 tbs milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the pumpkin, egg, sugar and spice. In a small microwave bowl melt the nutella for about 30 seconds.
  3. Cut the puff pastry sheet into 4 equal squares. Place 1-2 tablespoons of filling in the center of each square. Drizzle with the melted nutella.
  4. Fold one corner of the pastry across to make a triangle. Press the edges of the pastry together with a fork. Brush the tops of the pastry with the beaten egg and bake for 20-25 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
  5. Make the icing. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together with the milk one tablespoon at a time until a drizzle consistency forms.
  6. Serve while warm.

adapted from Half Baked Harvest 

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