Spooky Apple Pie Recipe You Must Try this Halloween Season

Spooky Apple Pie Recipe You Must Try this Halloween Season

As the spooky season arrives, it's the perfect time to embrace the eerie essence of the season with a twist on a classic dessert of spooky apple pie. This spooky and delicious pie is a treat for your taste buds and a feast for your eyes. And what better way to celebrate the season of haunts and ghouls than by conjuring up a dessert that's as fascinating as it is delicious?

In this spooky apple pie recipe, we'll guide you step by step through making a dessert that will satisfy your taste buds and send shivers down your spine. So, grab your cauldron, dust off your broomstick, and let's brew up some spine-tingling magic in the kitchen!


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

  • 6-8 tablespoons ice water

  • 6-7 cups of peeled, cored, and sliced apples (such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or a mix)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp of unsalted butter (in small pieces)

  • Ghost and skull-shaped cookie cutters

  • Red food color (optional for "bloody" accents)

Start with Apple Pie Filling

Start with Apple Pie Filling

Peel, core, and slice 6-7 cups of apples. Toss them with 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Toss until the apples are evenly coated. Set it aside for 15-20 minutes and start prepping the crust.

Let's make the Pie Crust

Let's make the Pie Crust

Before you start with the crust, preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Then, start making the pie's crispy crust.

  • Start by mixing salt, flour, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Next, add cold, cubed butter to the mixture.

  • Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, while mixing until the dough comes together.

  • Divide this dough into two equal portions, shape each into a disk, and cover in a plastic wrap.

  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • Roll out any one of the chilled pie dough disks on a lightly floured surface into a large circle. (enough to fit your pie plate)

  • Carefully transfer this rolled-out dough to the pie plate, ensuring it covers the bottom and sides without stretching.

Assemble the Pie

Assemble the Pie
  • By now, the apples should have released some juice. Stir it and combine it, then pour it into the spooky pie crust.

  • Arrange the apple filling into the pie crust, making sure it's evenly distributed. Dot the top with small pieces of butter.

Make it Spooky

Make it Spooky

The traditional apple pies have lattice tops, but as it is the spooky season, let's make it look scarier by adding spooky cutouts to the apple pie with some extra dough.

  • Roll out some of the additional pie crust dough on a floured surface.

  • Use ghost and skull-shaped cookie cutters to create spooky shapes. You can also use other Halloween-themed forms like bats or spiders.

  • If you want to add an extra creepy touch, you can use red food color to create "bloody" accents on the cutouts. Simply brush a little food color onto the edges of the shapes.

  • Carefully arrange your spooky cutouts on top of the apple filling. You can create a spooky scene with ghosts, skulls, and other Halloween shapes.

  • If you're feeling artistic, you can use extra pie crust dough to create eerie trees, gravestones, or other spooky elements to place on top.

Bake the Spooky Apple Pie

Bake the Spooky Apple Pie

Bake the spooky pie at 425°F (220°C) for 45-55 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Keep an eye on the pie to ensure the cutouts don't become too dark.

Cool and Serve

Allow your spooky apple pie to cool on a wire rack. Once it's ready, serve it to your guests and watch as they marvel at the eerie and delicious creation you've conjured up.

This is how you can embrace the spooky spirit of Halloween with our scary apple pie recipe. It's a perfect addition to your Halloween celebrations as soon as it comes out of the oven. It mixes the soothing flavors of a traditional apple pie with a scary and playful twist that will amaze your taste buds and everyone who tastes it. Let your creativity flow as you craft this hauntingly delightful treat, and relish in the joy of sharing it with family and friends. Happy Halloween!

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