Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
6 to 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Unfold 1 piecrust, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread mustard evenly over crust. Stir together meat mixture and 2 cups cheese; spoon onto center of crust, leaving a 2-inch border.

Step 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.

Step 4

Whisk together 2 tablespoons water, egg, and 1 drop each of red and yellow food coloring; brush over crust.

Step 5

Bake at 425° 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 more minutes or until golden brown.

Ratings & Reviews

AbramyanAvenue's Review

October 23, 2012

maplelane's Review

July 11, 2012
We have made this quite a few times. My kids love it. We skip the jack-o-lantern part and eat it regularly throughout the year.

rykev86's Review

November 02, 2011
Became an instant tradition. Very creative, and VERY delicious.

MLMOM3's Review

October 31, 2011
This was super easy, adorable, and tasted delicious! What a great Halloween dinner. I thought the "paint" was a bit runny, will try less water next time. Also, a full cup of cheese is not necessary to fill in the face.

hollyhm's Review

October 21, 2011
This is now a Halloween tradition at my house. We've progressed to the point of the kids doing most of it. Even as they get older, they still like to "paint" the Jack-o-Lantern. Not difficult, and good to eat too!

Lili32's Review

October 31, 2010
This is a great recipe. So fun to make and tasted awsome! We will defenitely be making this every Halloween.

Crystal8757's Review

October 29, 2010
This is such a simple and cute recipe! It's very fun for fall, and of course the pumpkin design could be altered to fit a different occasion. Love it!