These mummy cherry pies are the perfect fast dessert recipe for a little Halloween fun. Simple and super easy with just four ingredients, you'll have these creepy treats ready for your favorite ghouls and goblins or Halloween party in no time.
Keyword easy recipes, fall dessert, halloween, quick
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Servings 8Hand Pies
Author Kristy Richardson
3 inch cookie cutter
Measuring cups and spoons
29 inch sheetsPie doughI used the refridgerated kind that includes two 9 inch crusts. You can also use your favorite pie dough mix or make your own homemade crust.
1CupCherry pie filling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Use a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut 7-8 circles out of each piece of pie dough, saving the dough scraps to the side. Place eight of the circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Using a pizza cutter, slice the remaining pie dough circles into thin strips that will become the mummy's bandages.
Beat the egg in a small bowl with a fork.
Place a spoonful of cherry pie filling in the middle of each circle on the parchment paper. Leave a little room around the outside of each pie filling to attach the bandages. Brush the edge of each pie crust circle with a silicone brush and the beaten egg so the bandages will stick to the bottom circle.
Top the pie filling with the mummy bandages, pressing the bandages together with the bottom crust using your fingers. If you need more bandages, cut extra from the leftover scraps of dough.
Brush the tops of the mummy hand pies with the egg and a silicone brush to help the pies brown.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Watch carefully through the oven door, the crust will start to turn a golden brown color. Let the pies cool comepletly, then add the eyes and enjoy!
Don't put the eyes on before the hand pies cool completely, or the eyes may melt.Sprinkling a little coarse sugar on the tops of the pies before they go in the oven gives these hand pies a nice crunchy top with a little bit of sweet that is delicious. You don't have to add this, but a little sprinkle of sugar is extra delicious. You can sprinkle a little powder sugar over these hand pies. Let them cool completely or the powdered sugar will melt off of them. Sprinkle powdered sugar through a fine-mesh sieve, then wipe with a clean towel on the candy eyes. This makes these hand pies look even more like mummies! This technique is also a bit messier though to eat, but is delicious!Optional- Here's how to make the cherry pie filling from fresh or frozen cherries.
INGREDIENTS FOR FRESH CHERRY HAND PIE FILLING
2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons water
2 cups cherries without pits
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch of salt
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FRESH CHERRY PIE FILLING
Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl, blending well.
Add the cherries, sugar and lemon to a pan on the stove. Mix with a silicone spatula over medium heat. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
Give the cornstarch another good stir then add to the cherries. Cook for an additional minute, then remove the pan from the heat. Let it cool for a few minutes to thicken, then it's ready to go!