If you love pie, then you’ll love these Halloween mini pies! Here are ideas on how to make four different pies looks “Halloween-y” just in time for Saturday!
Doing all four of these pies is a definite time investment, but doing just one would be a simpler way to turn an ordinary pie into a Halloween treat!
This first pie is coconut cream. However, you could do this treatment on any pie that has a cream topping such as banana cream, chocolate cream, etc.. The idea of using witch’s legs is all over the internet. Cut paper straws down to size and then insert a boot shape into the end of the straw. I just free-hand cut these boots out. They don’t have to be perfect; I think as long as they have the high heel and pointy toe, you will get the right look.
This next pie is key lime, but again, any pie with a meringue topping will work (such as lemon meringue). I have even seen recipes for pumpkin tarts with meringue topping. Prepare your pie as usual and spread a small amount of meringue over the pie. Then, place the remaining meringue into a ziplock bag, cut off the corner, and pipe a ghost into the center of the pie. To finish the look, place eyeball decorations onto the ghost. If you want, you can place your pies under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the meringue.
Pumpkin pie jack-o-lanterns is not a new idea, but it is a really easy and simple way to decorate your pie. You could even do this to a store-bought pie. Using a sharp knife, I cut the pie dough into the shapes I liked and baked it until golden brown. After they were baked, I arranged them on top of the pie.
This Rocky Road pie is for chocolate lovers! It is a combination of salted almonds, marshmallows, and chocolate chips enrobed in a chocolate ganache. My husband came up with the idea of calling them “Spooky Road” pies as a play on words. (isn’t it a great idea!). Sandwich a toothpick between strips of washi tape and write Spooky Road in sharpie. I trimmed the ends to look like a banner.
And this is how the pies look after taste testing! 🙂
I’m not really sure which is my favorite. I really like the look of them all together. If you are going to give them as a gift, the pumpkin pie is the easiest since it doesn’t have anything sticking up and it is not as messy as the cream or meringue pies.
Which is your favorite?