The most terrifying time of the year is here and we’re just as excited as you are. Check out our delicious recipes below, perfect for house meals to get you right in the mood for Halloween. They’re easy and pocket friendly!
Starter: Pumpkin Hummus
Are you a lover of hummus? This delicious recipe can be done in under 10 minutes (once the pumpkin is roasted) and you’ll only need a small pumpkin, 2 garlic cloves, lemon juice, peppers and chickpeas.
Cut the pumpkin in half, remove the seeds and roast it for 30 minutes with the garlic on top. After it’s done, blend in the roasted pumpkin and garlic, a can of chickpeas, a squeeze of lemon juice and a pepper of your choice. Don’t forget to also blend in the juices from the roast for extra flavour, and you’re done… Nom, Nom, Nom!
Main: Spooky Pizza
Buy a margherita pizza from your local supermarket and get some extra toppings (olives or pepperoni work best). Once you’ve taken the pizza out of the box and placed it on a tray, cut long and thin slices of your chosen topping, as well as round ones. Place the round slices around the pizza and add in the long slices around them as if they were bugs’ legs. If you like a challenge, you can also make your spooky pizza from scratch, watch the video below for more awesome ideas!
Dessert: Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie recipe can be had all year long, but it tastes better on Halloween. Follow these 5 easy steps after making sure that you’ve all you need: Canned pumpkin puree, pastry, flour, baking beans, sugar, cinnamon, grated nutmeg, 2 eggs, butter and milk.
Step 1: Buy canned pumpkin puree from your local supermarket and heat up the oven to 180C while you roll out the pastry. Remember to put a light layer of flour beforehand, to avoid the pastry sticking onto your kitchen surface.
Step 2: Once the pastry is rolled out, use it to line a loose bottomed tart tin and let it chill for 5 – 10 mins. Cover the tin with baking parchment and add baking beans, before baking for 15 mins. Cook for a further 10 mins afterwards, having removed the parchment and beans, so the base can golden up.
Step 3: Heat up the oven to 200C. In a bowl, mix 130g – 150g of sugar (depending on your prefences), a pinch of salt, a pinch of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of grated nutmeg. Add 2 beaten eggs, 20g of melted butter and 180ml of milk, and stir until smooth.
Step 4: When the mixture is ready, pour it into the tart shell and bake until the filling has set (40 mins approx.). Depending on your oven, you might need to reduce the oven heat slightly, 15 mins or so into the process, to avoid burning the top of the pie.
Step 5: Once it's cooled down, remove the pie from tin and you're good to go! You can also add icing to it, by mixing half a tablespoon of cinnamon with icing sugar and spreading it over the top of the pie.