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Jack-o’-lantern Cheeseburger Pie

Though it may look a little garish, this Jack-o’-lantern Cheeseburger Pie is a delicious, kid friendly food and perfect for a spooky Halloween party.

Slice it up with a pizza cutter and serve. The crust held up better than I expected, but that might vary depending on what brand you use. I use Pillsbury premade refrigerated pie crusts that you unroll on the counter.

It does look a bit spooky, but trust me, it tastes great. Everyone at our party loved this. Enjoy!

Jack-o’-lantern Cheeseburger Pie
Makes about 8 servings


  • 1 lb 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) packages refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 large egg
  • red liquid food coloring
  • yellow liquid food coloring


  1. Cook first 5 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Stir in ketchup and Worcestershire sauce; cool.
  2. Unfold 1 piecrust, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread mustard evenly over crust. Stir together meat mixture and cheese; spoon onto center of crust, leaving a 2-inch border.
  3. Unfold remaining piecrust, and cut out a jack-o’-lantern face, reserving pastry cutouts to use as a stem. Place crust over meat mixture; crimp edges of crust, and fold under. Place stem on top of jack-o’-lantern face.
  4. Whisk together 2 tablespoons water, egg, and 1 drop each of red and yellow food coloring; brush over crust.
  5. Bake at 425f for 20 minutes; remove from oven, and brush again with egg mixture. Bake 5 to 10 more minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe adapted from Genius Kitchen.

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