You can follow this link to get the recipe of this contest winning creation. There is a touch of maple and cinnamon in the recipe making it great for an autumn snack.
While the dough is chilling and the filling is cooling, it is a good time to stop for lunch.
Time to make the pies. Roll out the dough to 1/8" thick and use a pumpkin cookie cutter to shape the pies. The bottom piece can go directly onto a baking sheet. Then add about two tablespoons of filling on top, or as much as necessary to cover the pastry, depending on the size of cookie cutter you used. Leave an edge around the perimeter uncovered. Wet the edges with water. This will help the edges of the top and bottom stick together.
These are tiny shaped cutters from my sister-in-law. So handy for these types of projects!
These Jack-O-Lantern faces go on top of the filling.