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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, NestlΓ©, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies


Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #halloween #pie #pies #halloweenpie #jackolantern #halloweendessert #halloweenfood #halloweentreats #halloweenrecipe #handpie

I love all the themed Halloween treats around, but my priority these days is to make something delicious but that's also easy and that I can whip up with store-cupboard ingredients if possible πŸ˜‰

Hence these adorable Halloween Jack O' Lantern hand pies! These yummy pies are not only super fun to look at, but they're also very tasty indeed, only require 2 ingredients, and you can whip up a batch in a jiffy!

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #halloween #pie #pies #halloweenpie #jackolantern #halloweendessert #halloweenfood #halloweentreats #halloweenrecipe #handpie

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies

The kids can also help to make these yummy, fun Halloween hand pies, which is a huge bonus in my book, and means one less thing for mom to do! πŸ‘πŸ˜

Like I said, I used store cupboard ingredients, but if you like, you can totally make your pastry from scratch.

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #halloween #pie #pies #halloweenpie #jackolantern #halloweendessert #halloweenfood #halloweentreats #halloweenrecipe #handpie

The filling I used was my homemade fig jam, because that's what I had on hand. But I have also used smooth apple sauce, pumpkin purΓ©e and and mixture of jam and apple sauce as filling, and they all work great!

So feel free to fill your tasty Halloween hand pies with whatever filling you like! Just be sure the consistency is not too runny, so that the filling stays intact inside the pies. 

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #halloween #pie #pies #halloweenpie #jackolantern #halloweendessert #halloweenfood #halloweentreats #halloweenrecipe #handpie

You can also make these Halloween pies savory. I can't wait to try them with this tasty sweet potato and feta filling like in this recipe!

For the pie pastry, I used store-bought short crust pastry. The secret to working with the pastry is to be sure it's cold so the shapes will cut out more easily.

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #halloween #pie #pies #halloweenpie #jackolantern #halloweendessert #halloweenfood #halloweentreats #halloweenrecipe #handpie

I also used a cookie cutter and a craft knife to cut out the Jack O' Lantern face features. It was not perfect by all means, but it's Halloween, so don't sweat it too much! Even the slightly misshapen pies looked kind of cool when they came out of the oven! πŸ‘»

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #halloween #pie #pies #halloweenpie #jackolantern #halloweendessert #halloweenfood #halloweentreats #halloweenrecipe #handpie

Usually, I'd add an egg wash to the pies, but because they don't have a lot of surface area on the top, I sprinkled them with a little caster sugar to add some texture and crunch. 

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #halloween #pie #pies #halloweenpie #jackolantern #halloweendessert #halloweenfood #halloweentreats #halloweenrecipe #handpie

These Halloween pies can be eaten warm or cold, so they'd make a  fun lunchbox addition to your kiddos on Halloween. I can also see them packaged nicely on a BOO hamper to give to friends and neighbors.

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #halloween #pie #pies #halloweenpie #jackolantern #halloweendessert #halloweenfood #halloweentreats #halloweenrecipe #handpie

I like to serve these Halloween hand pies warm alongside a nice glass of chilled milk and a dollop of Dulce de Leche on the side for an extra decadent treat. You could also serve them with a scoop of this tres leches no-churn ice cream on the side. YUM! πŸŽƒ

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies
Yield: 6-8
Author: Bird's Party
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 22 Min
Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies - made with two ingredients, quick and easy hand pie recipe to make for lunchbox or as a Halloween party treat!

Ingredients

  • short crust pastry dough
  • jam of your choice
  • optional: 1 tbsp. caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cut out the Jack O' Lantern shapes out of cold pastry and place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. Add a teaspoon of jam on top.
  4. Cut out another shape, then using a craft knife or very sharp knife cut out the Jack O' Lantern face features.
  5. Place it on top to seal the pie.
  6. Use a fork to crimp the edges of the pie.
  7. Add a little sugar on top before baking for about 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  8. Leave the pies to cool on a wire rack.
  9. Serve warm or cold.
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