One thing I love about Blogtober is its ability to push your creative boundaries. For those who don’t blog every day it can be a real challenge to come up with fresh new content. For me personally, daily blogging can be stressful and when Blogtober rolls around I can often be found stressing and seemingly all out of ideas. That’s where a little bit of creativity comes in. Past Blogtobers have seen me tackle craft projects , get outside with my camera to take photos and even bake a thing or two!
This year has obviously been no exception but I did notice a distinct lack of baking! For today’s Blogtober I thought it might be fun to share a Halloween-themed bake – so simple and quick to make that anyone can give it a go with success! So without further ado, here’s my eyeball cherry pie (with fingers).
The key idea behind this pie is that it is simple and fuss-free to make. That’s why I decided not to make my own pastry and instead opt for Jus Roll which is jus(t) wonderful (sorry not sorry).
To bake this pie you will need:
Jus-Rol shortcrust pastry
X 2 tins of Princes Red Cherry
Small punnet of Blackberries (to add some tartness and counteract the sweetness of the cherries)
Chocolate fingers from M&S
Edible Eyes from Morrisons
The edible eyeballs and severed fingers are obviously an optional however if you want this pie to be Halloween-themed they are an absolute must!
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
Grease your pie dish with butter.
Line your pie dish with the shortcrust pastry ensuring you have enough left over to create the lattice on top. I used half of the pastry for the bottom and half for the top and it worked out well.
Fill your pie base with the cherry mixture and throw in some blackberries.
Use the remainder of the pastry to create a lattice over the top of the pie mixture.
Brush the lattice with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake for half an hour or until golden.
Decorate the pie with the edible eyeballs and severed fingers for a super-spooky finish!
All in all this pie was super-easy to bake and tasted delicious with custard. I didn’t follow any recipes online, instead opting to make it up as I went along and I think it turned out pretty okay! Have you done any Halloween baking this year? I’d love to see if so – just let me know in the comments below!