I love pie and I love Halloween, so this recipe is the perfect combination of both! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and it brings back so many great memories with the people I love most. I had a blast going trick-or-treating as a kid, and I love going to and hosting Halloween parties as an adult. I am a firm believer that you are never too old for Halloween.
I don’t know about you but trying to find Halloween recipes that aren’t too kitschy or childish can be difficult. Luckily, I stumbled upon this recipe from Domestic Gothess (great name, right?) for mini jack-o-lantern pumpkin pies and it gave me some inspiration. While I like pumpkin pie, I decided to use mixed berries instead because I think the texture and colors are spookier. The great thing about these mini pies is you can change up the filling or crust to whatever brings you comfort. Let’s get cooking!
Spooky Halloween Mini Pies - Makes 12
Refrigerated pie crust (there should be two crusts inside the box)
6 ounces blackberries
5 ounces raspberries
4 ounces blueberries
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup of sugar, plus more to sprinkle on pies
First, spray muffin tins with cooking spray and set aside. Roll out your pie crust. I used the band from a wide mouth mason jar (about 6 inches across) to cut out 12 rounds for the pie bases. Then place one round in each of the 12 cups of your muffin tin. Roll out your second pie crust and use Halloween cookie cutters to cut out tops for your pies. I used a cat, pumpkin and bat for the pies I made. I also cut out faces on the pumpkins to make jack-o-lanterns.
Now stir together the berries, cornstarch and sugar in a bowl. Mix until the sugar and cornstarch are completely incorporated. Add some of the berry mixture to each cup. Place the dough you cut out with your cookie cutter on top of each pie. Whisk together the egg and a teaspoon of water in a small bowl and then brush the tops of your pies with the egg wash. Sprinkle the tops with sugar. Place the pies in the freezer for 20 minutes.
While your pies are in the freezer, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. When the oven is preheated, take the pies out of the freezer and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!
Step-by-Step Photo Guide
Roll out pie crust.
Cut out 12 rounds for the bases of your pies and cut out the tops of the pies with Halloween cookie cutters.
Place the rounds in the muffin tin.
Combine the berries, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl.
Add the berry mixture to each cup.
Cover your mini pies with your cutouts.
Then brush the tops of your pies with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Then put in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
And the best step, enjoy!