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Making Pumpkin Pot Pies For Halloween
Pumpkin Pot Pies For Halloween
If your family is tired of the same boring food for that Halloween party, then why not try these delicious and easy pumpkin pot pies to serve at your Halloween party this year.
The cute little pumpkins are super easy to make. And they can serve as the decoration for your holiday table as well as be the meal.
The small pumpkin is not only the meal but also serves as the serving bowl for this delicious pot pie. If you can't find these small pumpkins, do not panic, just use small pumpkin shaped serving bowls instead.
So get in the kitchen and make these easy and delicious pumpkin pot pies today.
Pumpkin Pot Pie Recipe
6 sugar pumpkins or acorn squash
Salt and pepper
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups canned chicken broth
8 ounces frozen mixed vegetables
8 ounces frozen pearl onions or chopped onions
4 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried sage
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 pie crust
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk for egg wash
Preheat oven to 375F. Slice tops off pumpkins. Remove seeds and pulp. Sprinkle insides of pumpkins with salt and pepper. Place pumpkins, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Cover pumpkins tightly with foil. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or just until skin is easily pierced with knife. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly until well blended, about 1 minute. Add broth and stir constantly until mixture is thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Add vegetables, onions, chicken, and herbs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and divide mixture evenly among cooled pumpkin shells (approximately 1!/2 cups per pumpkin).
Unwrap pie dough and place on lightly floured work surface. With sharp paring knife, cut (12) 6x1/2-inch strips. Roll strips to resemble tendrils. Cut several small leaf shapes, and with back of knife, gently press lines into leaves to resemble veins.
Use egg wash to attach strips to tops of pumpkins, twisting gently to form coils. Attach leaves. Brush all decorations with egg wash. Return pumpkins to oven and bake about 30 minutes, or until pie dough is golden and filling is hot and bubbly.