Roasted garlicky pumpkin and sage pies

These garlicky pumpkin and sage pies with a delicious spiced pastry crust make a fab starter or light lunch. If you fancy bite-sized pies to serve as finger food, you could make these in a couple of mini-muffin trays.

  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Roasted garlicky pumpkin and sage pies
  • 900 gram butternut pumpkin, chopped coarsely
  • 4 clove garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) pouring cream
  • 1/4 coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • 75 gram feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 125 gram cold butter, chopped coarsely
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoon iced water, approximately


Roasted garlicky pumpkin and sage pies
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced.
  • 2
    Place pumpkin and garlic on baking paper-lined oven tray; drizzle with oil. Bake for about 20 minutes or until tender. Transfer to large bowl; cool for 5 minutes. Squeeze garlic from skins. Mash pumpkin and garlic coarsely with a fork. Stir in eggs, cream and sage; season.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, process flour, spices, butter and salt to taste until crumbly. Add egg yolk and most of the water; process until ingredients just come together. Enclose pastry in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Grease 6 x 9cm x 12cm oval pie tins. Divide pastry into 6 even pieces. Roll each piece between sheets of baking paper until large enough to line tins. Lift pastry into tins; press into side and trim edge. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • 5
    Reduce oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Place tins on oven tray; cover pastry with baking paper and fill with dried beans or rice. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove paper and beans; bake a further 5 minutes or until pastry is browned lightly. Cool.
  • 6
    Fill pastry cases with pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle with crumbled cheese and nuts. Bake for about 35 minutes or until set and browned.


Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.

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