Cooking With Dough

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Turnovers

Fall is here! You know what that means...pumpkin galore!! 

While laying awake in bed at 4 am ( listening to my son on the baby monitor thinking its playtime) I started coming up with this oooey gooey turnover recipe..yes that is how food obsessed I am! I wanted to create the flavor of a pumpkin cheesecake, but inside  a turnover, I Layered cream cheese and a homemade pumpkin pie filling; then added candied pecans and a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping! Eating these turnovers fresh out of the oven is like a warm hug :)  





2 containers of Pillsbury Grands Flakey Layers Premade biscuit dough

1 29 oz. can 100% pure pumpkin

1 ½ cup dark brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. ground clove

1 tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. all spice

1 pinch ground nutmeg

½ tsp. salt

1 tbsp. honey

Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough

1 16 oz. container of regular cream cheese

2 cups candied pecans, roughly chopped


2 tbsp. butter, melted

½ cup granulated sugar

3 tbsp. cinnamon 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl,  pour in the can of pumpkin and add the, brown sugar, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, salt, and honey. Mix together until well incorporated, set aside.

Sprinkle a clean surface area or cutting board with powdered sugar. Pop open the container of biscuits (there is 8 biscuits to a can.)

Roll out each biscuit to a 5-6 inch round circle.

Spread a thick layer of cream cheese on to the rolled out biscuit round. Then top that with a layer of the pumpkin filling.

On top of the pumpkin layer, sprinkle a decent amount of the candied pecans.

Take one side of the rolled out dough and fold it over top of the filling to meet the other sides edge, creating a half moon shape.

Press down along the edge to seal. Take a fork covered in powdered sugar (so fork does not stick) and press along the edge to ensure it is properly sealed.

Transfer turnovers to a greased baking dish. Brush each one with melted butter.

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar topping over buttered turnovers.

Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until turnovers are light golden brown.