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Jack-O-Lantern Pot Pie - Recipe

Put a smile on their faces with this tasty Halloween family night dish. Check out our pumpkin carving patterns for ideas on a face to carve in the crust. You can learn how to make your own homemade pie crust with our easy step-by-step instructions.
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Jack-O-Lantern Pot Pie Recipe
  • Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir until beef is cooked through and crumbly.
  • Stir in ketchup and Worcestershire sauce; cool.
  • Unfold 1 piecrust and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Spread mustard evenly over crust.
  • Stir 2 cups of cheese into meat mixture and spoon onto the center of the crust, leaving a 2 inch border around the edge.
  • Unfold the remaining piecrust and cut a jack-o-lantern face into it.
  • Place the cut out crust on top of the meat mixture.
  • Crimp all edges of the crust to seal.
  • Using cut out pieces of crust, create a "stem" for the top of the pumpkin.
  • Whisk together 2 tablespoons of water, egg, and 1 drop of red and yellow food coloring; brush over the entire crust.
  • Bake at 425° F for 20 minutes, remove from oven, and brush again with the egg mixture.
  • Fill eyes, nose, and mouth with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Bake 5-10 more minutes or until golden brown.
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
-1 pound ground beef
-1 medium onion, chopped
-2 cloves garlic, pressed
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon pepper
-1/4 cup ketchup
-1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
-1 package (15 ounce) refrigerated pie crust
-1 tablespoon mustard
-3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese, or cheese of choice
-2 tablespoons water
-1 large egg
- red and yellow liquid food coloring