Create some fun, and portable pocket pies!
Continuing our Halloween recipe series, today we are sharing quick Skeleton Pocket Pies! I’m a huge fan of puff pastry. Puff pastry is probably one of my favorite things to bake with. Nothing compares to the fluffy texture, and it’s so versatile. You can purchase puff pastry in your local grocer freezer section or you can get ambitious and make some of your own – which I highly recommend.
To make Skeleton Pocket Pies you will need to gather a few ingredients and tools. To make the skeleton shape we used a larger shaped skeleton cookie cutter. If you don’t have a skeleton cookie-cutter, feel free to try other shapes. You will also need a sheet of puff pastry, 1 tablespoon of water, 1 egg, and fillings for your pocket pies. For this recipe, we wanted a savory option using provolone cheese, and some small pieces of turkey. You can get as creative as you would like with your filling, the important part is to have some sort of cheese to fill in the skeleton face.
Take your sheet of puff pastry, and gently roll the sheet out a bit. The thinner the sheet, the less “puffy” your pastry is, which is ok with this recipe. Now cut your shapes out. Be sure to cut enough for 2 pieces per pocket pie.
Carefully take a knife and have some fun creating a face for your skeletons. You can even use other sized cookie cutters to create the face as well.
Place the “bottoms” of your pocket pies on a baking sheet. Add your desired filling in the center of the cut-out shape. Be sure to leave a border on the edge of the skeleton head. Top your filling with a piece of cheese, almost covering your filling.
Whisk 1 egg with a tablespoon of water and carefully brush the edges of your skeleton cutout. Place the top of your pocket pie on top. This is the piece with the cutouts. Use a fork to seal the edges of your pocket pie. You can use the leftover egg wash to coat your pocket pie. With this pocket pie, no need to cut any holes to allow steam to escape as the steam will escape through the eyes of your skeleton (spooky right?).
Bake the pocket pies for 25-30 minutes at 375°(F). Be sure to watch for any over browning of your pocket pies.
Allow your pocket pies to cool for a few minutes after baking and enjoy!
Thank you for following along with our Halloween recipe series! We hope you have as much as we did!