Jack-O'-Lantern Cheeseburger Pie

"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!"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Lori B photo by Lori B
photo by jerrid t. photo by jerrid t.
photo by Wild Thyme Flour photo by Wild Thyme Flour
photo by ERIN K. photo by ERIN K.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Whisk together 2 tablespoons water, egg, and 1 drop each of red and yellow food coloring; brush over crust.
  • 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.

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  1. Lori B
    Very tasty. Mine came out very creepy but his stem fell off ?? Next time I am going to experiment with different cheese
    • Review photo by Lori B
  2. jerrid t.
    Didn't have a pie pan so used a cupcake pan. Made mini jack-o-lantern pies, thou didn't fix the cheese so it covered the faces. Great way to bond and have fun cooking with kids. Have them carve the faces with a butter knife. Also cooked and chopped bacon adding it too the hamburger
    • Review photo by jerrid t.
  3. ERIN K.
    I've experimented with different fillings. Used a ranch burger filling and a taco filling! Used refried beans as a layer for the taco pumpkin!
  4. grits7579
    I made and posted the pic of this...Everyone LOVED IT! It was very good. Very good and easy recipe for before going trick or treating!!!!My 4-year-old told all his friends about it!
  5. tantrican
    My family loved this recipe! It was very easy to make. I didn’t change a thing and it was fantastic!



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