The top crust of this kid-pleasing cheeseburgerpie is cut-out to resemble a Jack-o’-lantern.
Recipe: Jack-O’-Lantern CheeseburgerPie
1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, pressed 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup ketchup 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 3 cups (12-ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese – divided use 2 tablespoons water 1 large egg Red and yellow liquid food coloring
Cook first 5 ingredients in a large skilletover medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is nolonger pink; drain. Stir in ketchup and Worcestershire sauce;cool.
Unfold 1 piecrust, and place on a lightlygreased baking sheet. Spread mustard evenly over crust. Stirtogether meat mixture and 2 cups cheese; spoon onto center ofcrust, leaving a 2-inch border.
Unfold remaining pie crust, and cut outa jack-o’-lantern face, reserving pastry cutouts to use as astem. Place crust over meat mixture; crimp edges of crust, andfold 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 moreminutes or until golden brown.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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