Introduction: Severed Head Dessert

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The hardest part of this cute and creepy dessert is carving the apples - and since you're baking them and dousing them with "blood" and "maggots," it really doesn't matter if your result is far from perfect.

You Will Need:

Apples (any variety will do - pick your favourite)

Apple corer

Apple peeler

Sharp paring knife


Strawberries (and/or Raspberries)


Optional: Pumpkin Pie Spice

Plus a baking tray and Serving Dishes

Step 1: Blood Sauce

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Start by blending together fresh or frozen strawberries and raspberries. I went with a 50/50 mix but if you prefer, you can use either fruit alone instead.

Next, strain your blended fruit and remove all the seeds.

Add sugar to taste. I used 3/4 cup sugar for just over 2 cups of pre-blended fruit.

Bring to a boil in a pot or saucepan, reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Let your sauce cool and then drizzle a little onto your serving plates.

Put the remaining sauce in the fridge for later use.

Step 2: Core, Peel and Carve

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Core your apple, then peel - remove every bit of skin and all the seeds.

Next, carve your apple into either a skull or severed head shape.

You can use a little bit of lemon juice to preserve your apple from the time you peel it until you're done carving but if you're quick you won't need it.

Preheat your oven to 375 Fahrenheit.

Step 3: Bake and Place

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Bake your apples in an oven pre-heated to 375 Fahrenheit on the middle rack for 20-30 minutes. Use a fork to poke them and test when they are soft enough to eat easily - different apple varieties may cook at slightly different rates and the more you carve away the faster they will bake.

Step 4: Decorate and Serve

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Once you have placed your baked apples on their bloody plates, take your remaining blood sauce and drizzle it over them. If you've cut mouth or eye holes deep enough to reach the hollow core, try pouring the sauce into the hole and letting it dribble out the orifices you have carved.

Add a few Marshmallow Maggots for a garnish and serve warm.

Yum! Disgustingly delicious.

Happy Halloween!


clewis21 (author)2014-10-27

Love the presentation!

mnmama (author)2014-10-20

Wonderfully gross, and healthy treat. Nice 'ible.

samalert (author)2014-10-20

Those carvings look easy but they are not ! Super ible.

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-19

Such an well done carving! With maggots and blood it's pretty disgusting, although I imagine quite tasty! Thanks for sharing!

Cpogo28 made it! (author)2014-10-19

It was pretty fun to make! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. I want to leave this a out for a little to show it off, how should I get it warm again? Should I microwave it or a different way?

P.S.S. My marshmellows were to big so I ended up making it look a little bit wacky.

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing your photo. I'm sure you could just nuke it but I don't have a microwave so I couldn't tell you for how long or what settings to use. You could also pop it back in the oven to re-heat it. Either method will make the marshmallows swell which means on the one hand, they won't look quite like maggots anymore but on the other hand they will probably be even more delicious - like roasted marshmallows.

that awesome dude (author)2014-10-19

cool man or woman

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