Pumpkin Pie Twists

Deliciously flaky pastry envelops spiced pumpkin filling with these irresistible pumpkin pie twists. A delightful take on a classic fall favorite.

Pumpkin Pie Twists

It’s that time of year again. The weather is starting to cool and the air is crisp. Leaves are changing colors. Pumpkin spice lattes and other fall flavors are everywhere. Comfy, cozy clothes make a comeback. I love this season!

Today I have a sweet treat for you that fits perfectly with the season. It is filled with delicious pumpkin flavor and so simple to put together.

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These pumpkin pie twists are the perfect fall dessert. They would make a great addition to any Thanksgiving dinner, but they are so easy and quick to make that you can whip them up for an after school snack too.

Pumpkin Pie Twists

Using Pillsbury crescent rolls as the base for these pumpkin twists is such an easy way to save time. I love products that cut down on the work I have to do in the kitchen, don’t you?

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Pumpkin Pie Twists

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Supplies

Pumpkin Pie Twist Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury crescent roll dough
  • Pumpkin butter (from Trader Joe’s)*
  • Butter, melted
  • White sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk

*pumpkin pie filling may be used instead of the pumpkin butter. You can also use pumpkin puree that has been mixed with a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin Pie Twist Process

Instructions

  1. Open and unroll the crescent dough.

2. Press or roll the precut seams of the dough together to form a solid sheet of dough.

3. Spread the pumpkin butter out over the dough in an even layer.

Pumpkin Pie Twist Process

4. Cut the dough into 1/2” strips using a pizza cutter.

5. Twist each strip and place onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment.

6. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.

Pumpkin Pie Twist Process

7. Bake for 10-12 mins, or until golden brown, at 350 degrees F.

Pumpkin Pie Twists

8. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and just enough milk to create a glaze.

Pumpkin Pie Twist Icing Drizzle

9. Remove pie twists from the oven and drizzle with icing.

Pumpkin Pie Twists

Variations

  • Use crescent dough sheets if you can find them. This saves you from having to seal up the seams.
  • Sheets of pie dough can be substituted for the crescent dough.
  • For an even more decadent treat, add a layer of cream cheese with the pumpkin butter to create a pumpkin cheesecake filling.
  • Instead of the glaze, coat the twists in a generous amount of cinnamon sugar.
  • Serve this delicious treat with caramel sauce or cream cheese frosting for dipping.
  • This easy recipe can be used to make mini pumpkin pie crescent rolls or easy pumpkin cinnamon rolls.
  • Substitute apple butter for pumpkin butter.
Pumpkin Pie Twists

Tips and tricks

  • If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, create your own by combining a blend of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  • A rolling pin is the ideal tool for removing the crescent triangle seams in the dough.
  • Make your own pumpkin butter from scratch instead of using a store-bought version.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Pumpkin Pie Twists

Whether you make these yummy pumpkin pie twists for dessert or to enjoy as a snack, you are going to love how easy and delicious they are. Enjoy!

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Recipe card

Pumpkin Pie Twists

Pumpkin Pie Twists

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Deliciously flaky pastry envelops spiced pumpkin filling with these irresistible pumpkin pie twists. A delightful take on a classic fall favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg crescent roll dough
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin butter
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk

Instructions

1. Open and unroll the crescent dough.

2. Press or roll the precut seams of the dough together to form a solid sheet of dough.

3. Spread the pumpkin butter out over the dough in an even layer.
4. Cut the dough into 1/2” strips using a pizza cutter.

5. Twist each strip and place onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment.

6. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.

7. Bake for 10-12 mins, or until golden brown, at 350 degrees F.

8. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and just enough milk to create a glaze.

9. Remove pie twists from the oven and drizzle with icing.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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