Caramelised Onion Pumpkin Pastry

Hey guys! I am super excited to introduce you to our newest contributor here on Life’s Ambrosia! Today Kirsten from Treat Yourself Sweeter is here sharing this gorgeous Caramelised Onion Pumpkin Pastry. It is loaded with caramelised onion, pumpkin and ricotta. Enjoy! – Des


Well, this is exciting.

Ever have one of those days when you finally have time to catch up on emails and its… junk, junk, lie, junk, junk, no I don’t remember having an South African prince as a long lost uncle, junk, junk…

Well, when I saw the email from Des asking me to contribute to Life’s Ambrosia… I will admit, I did a double take. Really? Little ol’ me? Well… OF COURSE I WILL!

I’d love to introduce myself now, I am Kirsten and I have my own little corner of the Internet over on Treat Yourself Sweeter ( where I share recipes with healthy twists to balance out the recipes on there that are completely drool worthy, gimme some fat pants, this is so delicious I can’t stop eating it kinda stuff. It is the way I like to live- balance, some days that is a carrot in both hands… other days, its cupcakes and chocolate ;)

I am a teacher by day, which I think drove me to have an addiction  love for coffee and all things chocolate. I loooove to cook (almost more than I love to eat) and I will fight you to like the bowl, the beaters … and the spoon :p

I grew up with a Hungarian Grandma who when she wasn’t chasing you down for not wearing enough clothes in winter or telling you that you were swinging too high on the swing- she was in the kitchen, cooking. She is without a doubt the BEST cook I have ever met, with my Mum coming in a close second. I was lucky enough to be the pain that would hang around Grandma’s ankles while she was in the kitchen on school holidays and most days after school. She taught me so much; she taught me how to add love to food. And you know what? She is about to turn 90 (still at home cooking up a storm too!) Happy birthday Grandma!

Caramelised Onion Pumpkin Pastries; soft roasted pumpkin, sweet caramelised onions and ricotta cheese all wrapped up together in flakey, puff pastry.

Running a blog and working full time makes a hectic week… I love (and survive) on easy mid week meals. This a fave… it is delicious, easy and quick (tip… love bacon? Add some… tis so good!) Knock up a salad and you have a complete meal or they make the perfect addition to a bowl of soup.


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Caramelised Onion Pumpkin Pastry Recipe


  • 3 cups pumpkin- peeled and chopped into 1cm cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 large onion - sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • ½ cup firm low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 tablespoon milk to brush on the pastry



Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 F)


Coat the pumpkin in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the garlic salt. Place on a lined baking tray and cook until soft (approx. 20 minutes)


Meanwhile, heat the onion in a pan with the remaining olive oil and cook over a low heat until they become translucent and soft (approximately 10 minutes) add the balsamic glaze, stir and cook for a further 2 minutes, then set aside.


Once the onion and pumpkin are cooked, mix them together in a bowl with the pepper, parsley and crumbled ricotta cheese.


On a lined baking tray, place the sheet of puff pastry and place half of the mixture in the middle of one sheet of pastry and then fold in the corners into the middle to seal. Do the same with the other piece of pastry and the remainder of the pumpkin mixture.


Using a pastry brush, lightly brush with the milk. Turn the oven down to 180 C (370 F) and place in the oven to cook for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry has puffed up and is golden.



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  • Reply
    Michelle | A Latte Food
    May 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    These look amazing!! Pure comfort food!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    May 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    That is one beautiful Pastry! I love how golden brown it got! Saving this to make for my dad!

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    May 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

    This looks fantastic! Would love to give this a try! :D

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    Laura O|Petite Allergy Treats
    May 10, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Pumpkin is so versatile! And these pastries look amazing!

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    Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry
    May 10, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I’ve never believed in the nonsense of pumpkin having a seasonal limitation! We love easy weeknight meals since someone always seems to have something important going on. Definitely adding this to our rotation!

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    Justine@Cooking and Beer
    May 10, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I’m a firm believer that we should indulge in pumpkin all year long! These pastries are calling my name!

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    Lady Gourmet
    May 10, 2016 at 6:49 am

    I can’t resist flaky pastry dough…these sound marvelous! Wonderful and delicious post dear. xo, Catherine

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