1Prepare bread dough following packet instructions.
2Meanwhile, place pumpkin in a microwave-safe bowl with a splash of water. Microwave on high, covered with plastic wrap, 4-5 mins, until tender. Drain and cool.
3Preheat oven to hot 200 C. Lightly grease 6 recesses of a Texas (1 cup) muffin tray.
4Divide bread dough into 6 equal pieces, then knead gently into smooth balls. Roll each out to a 12 cm round. Ease into recesses.
5In a bowl, combine pumpkin with all remaining ingredients. Season to taste and mix well. Spoon mixture evenly among cases. Sprinkle each with extra cheese.
6Bake 25-30 mins, until pies are risen, golden and sound hollow when tapped. If liked, accompany with salad to serve.
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