Halloween Tart Of Horrors

blood_filled_jam_tart_on_standEye, Spy With My Little Eye 👀 

…Blood And Skulls Baked Into A Pie! 💀

OK so this terrifying tart is not literally baked with blood and skulls – because that would be downright nasty, wouldn’t it?! – but instead, is a frighteningly tasty Halloween version of a great British Dessert Classic, the Jam Tart.

To turn this harmless tart into a Halloween Pie Of Horrors, we simply need to call upon all of our most gruesomest and nastiest nightmares to fill our tart with a sea of bubbling blood and floating skulls – scary Mary!

halloween_tart_of_horrors_prebakeHowever, before I frighten you off with thoughts of kneeding your life away in the darkest depths of the kitchen, let me reassure you that this impressive Halloween Tart will take you no longer than 45 minutes to make and requires just 5 ingredients.

What’s the trick? Pre-made pastry – well if Jamie Oliver can use shop bought pastry, it’s alright by me!

halloween_tart_of_horrors_skull_stencilIt doesn’t even matter if your decorating skills are frightful. By using this Skull Cookie Cutter Set, which includes six different stencils to stamp professional quality ghoulish face designs into the pastry – it’s so easy you could make them while locked in a pitch black closet!

The end result looks so impressive you could trick your guests into believing you made this treat by hand – go on and be a devil, I dare you!

To make your very own blood curdling Halloween Tart of Horrors

halloween_tart_of_horrorsPreheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC) and remove the pastry base & pastry sheet from the refrigerator and allow to warm slightly towards room temperature.

Spread the jam evenly on the pie pastry base – I used this Silicone Spatula, which is the BEST for all scraping and spreading tasks, and because it is silicone coated, it is also perfect for high heat stirring and will not scratch those non-stick coatings on your pans and bakeware – fantastic!

halloween_tart_of_horrors_filledNow roll out the ready made pastry sheet and cut out your skull shaped pastry toppings with a Skull Cookie Cutter.

halloween_tart_of_horrors_skull_stencilUsing one of the Skull Cookie Stencils imprint each skull with your chosen gruesome design.

halloween_tart_of_horrors_skull_cookie_cutterBeat the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water and brush over the skull toppings and the edge of the pie crust.

halloween_tart_of_horrors_prebakePlace in the oven and bake until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling, approximately 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving.

This tart keeps beautifully for up to 3 days if well-wrapped at room temperature.

Halloween Tart Of Horrors

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

1 Pie Crust (Pie Pastry Base)
1 Sheet of Ready Made Pastry
1¼-1½ Cups Strawberry or Raspberry Jam
1 Egg Yolk
1 Tbsp Water

Equipment:

Tovolo Skull Cookie Cutter Set
Spatula for Spreading the Jam

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC).

Remove the pastry base & pastry sheet from the refrigerator and allow to warm slightly towards room temperature.

Spread the jam evenly on the pie pastry base.

Roll out the pastry sheet to approximately a ¼ inch thickness and cut out the skull shaped pastry toppings with a cookie cutter.

Using the cookie stencil, imprint each skull with your chosen gruesome design.

Beat the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water and brush over the skull toppings and the edge of the pie crust.

Bake until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Allow to cool completely before serving.

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