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"Enjoy these pumpkin-filled treats."
— Description[src]

Pumpkin Pasties were a wizarding food sold by the Honeydukes Express on the Hogwarts Express. They were similar to a Cornish pasty, but were filled with pumpkin instead.[2]

History

A plate of Pumpkin Pasties

Miranda Goshawk wrote in the Book of Spells that some students used the Hardening Charm to play tricks on other students, such turning a pumpkin pasty to the consistency of stone just before someone bit into it.[3]

Harry Potter tried them for the first time on the Hogwarts Express, at the start of his first year, when he famously impressed Ron Weasley by buying some of everything on the trolley.[2]

In 1994, Cho Chang ordered two from the food trolley.[4]

In 2020, the Trolley Witch stated she had already made over six million Pumpkin Pasties and could turn them into bombs.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Pasties are a traditional baked meat and pastry pie. This indicates that Pumpkin Pasties are similar fare, using pumpkin as the filling instead of meat and vegetables.[5]
  • In the PC versions of the video games, pumpkin pasties along with cauldron cakes can be collected and traded as currency, much to the Honeydukes Chef's dismay (acting similar to a dollar foil to Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans in a sense). Though in the other video games, they are mainly used as healing items, or in the GBA version of The Philosopher's Stone, a stamina booster.
    • Also in the video games, the pasties resemble actual miniature pumpkins instead of a pie. Some renditions also show them with a carved face as well.
    • In some games, "pasty" is sometimes misspelled as "pastry".

Appearances

Notes and references

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