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Pumpkin Puff Pastry Twists

These pumpkin puff pastry twists are a pumpkin puff pastry "sandwich" coated in cinnamon and sugar, twisted and baked into a crispy bite of "pumpkin pie."
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
chill filling time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 27 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, puff pastry, puff pastry twists, pumpkin, simple
Servings: 72 twists
Calories: 47kcal


  • 2 puff pastry sheets (1 box purchased sheets)
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon and sugar mixture for sprinkling on the twists

Pumpkin Filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • cup Pumpkin puree. Remove as much moisture as possible by putting it in a nut milk bag and squeezing out the extra moisture.
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Make the pumpkin filling

  • Beat the cream cheese and drained pumpkin puree. (click here) for a nut milk bag for draining the pumpkin.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix in with a hand mixer on medium-low.
  • Chill for 2 hours.

Make the twists

  • Roll out a sheet of puff pastry (see video). The final size should be about 10 X 20 inches. Here is an SIS (simple is smart) trick for rolling out the puff pastry. Roll it between 2 sheets of lightly floured plastic wrap.
  • Spread 1/2 of the sheet with the pumpkin filling and fold the other half over. (make a pumpkin sandwich). If you rolled out the puff pastry between 2 sheets of plastic wrap this makes it very simple to fold in half.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on the outside of both sides of the sandwich.
  • Cut the sheet into thirds and then each third into 12 pieces. For a total of 36 pieces.
  • Twist each piece and put it on a parchment-lined baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
  • Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry.



Storing:  These twists are best eaten fresh as the pumpkin filling adds moisture to the crispy puff pastry making them soft once they are stored for several hours. 


Serving: 1twist | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg