Jack-O'-Lantern Cheeseburger Pie

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

It's just plain fun for us and the kids will love to eat their dinner. It's a tiny bit fiddly but so much fun you won't mind at all. I have to admit that, my "doesn't like anything" DH loves it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook first 5 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Stir in ketchup and Worcestershire sauce; cool.
  2. Unfold 1 piecrust, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread mustard evenly over crust. Stir together meat mixture and 2 cups cheese; spoon onto center of crust, leaving a 2-inch border.
  3. Unfold remaining piecrust, and cut out a jack-o'-lantern face, reserving pastry cutouts to use as a stem. Place crust over meat mixture; crimp edges of crust, and fold under. Place stem on top of jack-o'-lantern face.
  4. Whisk together 2 tablespoons water, egg, and 1 drop each of red and yellow food coloring; brush over crust.
  5. Bake at 425*F (220*C) for 20 minutes; remove from oven, and brush again with egg mixture. Fill eyes, nose, and mouth with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 5 to 10 more minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I made this for our Halloween dinner ( playing catch up on reviews) and my family got a big kick out of it. It looked great and very festive. We also enjoyed the taste of this and I plan on making it agian soon, just not made into a jack o lantern. thank you for posting this fun and yummy recipe.

mommyoffour March 24, 2009

perfect and delicious!! i didnt use the egg wash or food coloring and it still turned out wonderfully. definitely a crowd-pleaser!! thanks!!

chungry1 October 31, 2008

WE ALL LOVED THIS. Thanks for a simple and tasty recipe. I might make individual ones this year.

Wild Thyme Flour September 27, 2008