Monday, October 10, 2016

Individual Mummy Pies: Blog With Friends

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.


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This month's theme is Tricks and Treats. There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:


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I don't think I've made it any secret that I love Halloween. The tricks and the treats. For today's post I made a treat. Call me predictable. 

We're chocolate/raspberry lovers in our house, but you can choose another filling flavor for these pies as long as it's red. For making these pies at another time of year, you can use any pie filling flavor, but for Mummies, I like what the red oozing out insinuates.


Individual Mummy Pies: Chocolate raspberry hand held pies. Add "eyes" for Halloween mummies. Perfect party snacks. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #pie #Halloween

Individual Mummy Pies

I love that these pies are individual sized and that they're finger food. They're a perfect Halloween snack or dessert, and they look great on a platter for a holiday party.

It's your choice whether to make these completely from scratch using homemade pie crusts and filling or using packaged products. It just depends on how much time and energy (and patience) you have. I used packaged. It's a patience thing with me. 

One crust at a time, I started by making the circle a rectangle, rolling it out and cutting it into fourths.


Individual Mummy Pies: Chocolate raspberry hand held pies. Add "eyes" for Halloween mummies. Perfect party snacks. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #pie #Halloween


I mixed the filling, cut strips along the sides and added filling to the center.


Individual Mummy Pies: Chocolate raspberry hand held pies. Add "eyes" for Halloween mummies. Perfect party snacks. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #pie #Halloween


Criss cross the strips over the filling and you can see the mummy start to form. Here they are ready to pop in the oven.


Individual Mummy Pies: Chocolate raspberry hand held pies. Add "eyes" for Halloween mummies. Perfect party snacks. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #pie #Halloween


After only 25 minutes they start to brown and the filling starts to ooze, time to remove them from the oven. Decide which side is the top and pop on those eyes.

Individual Mummy Pies: Chocolate raspberry hand held pies. Add "eyes" for Halloween mummies. Perfect party snacks. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #pie #Halloween


They all look a little different. They all taste the same. Delish.



Individual Mummy Pies: Chocolate raspberry hand held pies. Add "eyes" for Halloween mummies. Perfect party snacks. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #pie #Halloween


As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares a treat, a Halloween cookie Cow Tails and Nuts.

Blog With Friends, Tricks and Treats | Cow Tails and Nuts (cookies) by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade | shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #Halloween

Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares how to design a Kid Friendly (But Still Spooky) Halloween Porch

Blog With Friends, Tricks and Treats | Kid Friendly (But Still Spooky) Halloween Porch by Lydia of Cluttered Genius | shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #Halloween


Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog shares Make Your Kitchen Boo-tiful for Halloween.


Blog With Friends, Tricks and Treats | How to Make Your Kitchen Boo-tiful for Halloween  by Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog | shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #Halloween

Sarah of Not That Sarah Michelle shares Playing Dress-Up.

Blog With Friends, Tricks and Treats | Playing Dress-Up by Sarah of Not That Sarah Michelle | shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #Halloween

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 Individual Mummy Pies
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients (makes 8):
Crusts for 1 pie (top and bottom)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, chopped
1 can (12 oz) raspberry (or strawberry) pie filling
16 edible candy eyes (can substitute chocolate chips or M&Ms)

Directions:
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
*If the filling you're using has large chunks, whisk it so it's more smooth than chunky.
*In a bowl, mix one cup of the pie filling with the chopped chocolate chips.
*Sprinkle 2 pieces of parchment paper, approximately the size of your baking sheet, with flour. Flour a rolling pin as well.
*Working with one crust at a time, fold in the sides and roll it out so you have a rectangle, approximately 12 X 14. Cut into quarters and move apart so you have room to work between the pastries.
*Starting on the right of the longer side of your rectangle, cut 8 - 10 strips from the outside just 1/3 of the way in. Do the same on the left side. 
*Place about 2 TBSP of the pie filling/chocolate mixture down the center of each crust piece. Fold a small piece of crust down to hold the filling from dripping out. Repeat with the bottom.
*Starting with one side and alternating sides in a criss cross pattern, gently pull the crust strips at a slight angle down over the filling to the other side.
*Leave the pastries on the parchment paper and move to a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the crust is cooked and the filling starts to bubble.
*While the first batch is baking, prepare the second batch.
*Remove from oven. Dip the bottoms of the "eyes" into the residual filling in your bowl and attach to the center of the upper part of the cooked pastry. Allow the pies to cool and the eyes to set.
*Repeat with the second batch of pies.

14 comments:

  1. These are adorable!! I don't care for pie all that much, but I'd eat these and so would the kids!

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    1. Bet your kids will have fun making them with you too!

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  2. OK these are the cutest things ever. I already showed them to my 10-year-old and she announced that she will be able to do these all by herself :-) because it's just like doing a fishtail braid… But with dough :-)

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    1. I hope you share a picture on my FB page. I love to see them when people make my recipes.

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  3. These are too cute. I will make them after I go to the store and ask for edible eyes! They make get raisins. I have a pie crust in my freezer not getting any fresher!

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    1. The edible eyes are in the baking section or the Halloween section, but raisins will do just fine.

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  4. Those mummy strudels are adorable! My grandkids are going to love them!

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  5. I really should not have read this. I'm hungry ! They look delicious and sound simple enough. Since I'm at moms temporarily I might do these with LMSP

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    1. Oooh, great idea. Bet she'll love making these.

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  6. These are beyond adorbs!!! LOVE how easy peasy they are to make, too.

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    1. Thanks Betsy, you know how much I love playing with my food this time of year!

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  7. OH my. I bet we could do this and make TACO pies!

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