Bring on the spider webs, spooky smoke, and treats—it's the freaking Halloween weekend, and we're about to have us some fun. Halloween falls on Monday this year, which means more time for parties, candy, and all things orange and black all weekend-long. Now, the weekend calls for a party, and while yes, you can serve all the candy you want, step it up a notch and serve something a little creative and fun with these kid- and adult-friendly Severed Hand Pies. Don't worry, you won't have to step it up too much, these pies are actually incredibly easy to create. Just take refrigerated pie dough, cut in the shape of your hand, fill with a few tablespoons of pie filling, crimp, bake, severe with a cleaver, and watch the cherry blood ooze.

Creepy, we know.

See how to make these Severed Hand Pies for yourself.

Ingredients2 14.1 oz packages Pie crust3/4 cup Canned cherry pie fillingLarge egg, lightly beaten


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Unroll 1 pie crust on work surface. Cut two (8- x 5-inch) hands from pie crust; place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush edges and fingers of one dough hand with beaten egg; spoon 3 tablespoons pie filling in center of hand. Top with second dough hand, pressing edges and fingers together to seal. Crimp edges around base of hand with a fork. Use a paring knife to score knuckles and fingernails as desired. Brush surface of hand lightly with beaten egg.


2. Bake at 425°F until golden brown, 16 to 18 minutes, shielding edges and fingers as needed to prevent over browning (filling may ooze slightly). Cool on pan 10 minutes. Serve warm or gently transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

By Rebecca Longshore and Rebecca Longshore