Also known as The ManWich.

This is a perfect appetizer for going over the top and impressing your guests on Halloween. It's both pretty and gruesome. :D

If you buy all the dips and fillings ready made, it's easy to put together. You've really just got to bake lots of puff pastry and then assemble! And now that I've made all the assembly mistakes you can avoid them.

If you've got lots of baking sheets laying around and some extra hands, I think this could come together in an hour or so!

Special thanks to canida for brainstorming with me and offering suggestions, and to wilgubeast for brainstorming and naming the torso ManWich! And HUGE thanks to audreyobscura for helping me take very pretty photos of the finished project - you're my hero!

P.S. Go to the last step for TONS more photos. :D

Step 1: Ingredients:

This is what I used. You definitely don't have to do it this way!
  • for the torso base (skin), lung & liver bowls, ribs, etc: three packages puff pastry - Pepperidge Farms was the easiest to work with
  • an egg for eggwashin' the puff pastry
  • 16 oz+ white bean dip for one of the lungs (here's my white bean dip recipe!)
  • 16 oz+ hummus for one of the lungs (here's my recipe for hummus!)
  • pate for the liver
  • two packages smoked salmon to make the subcutaneous muscle lining the torso
  • 2 packages cream cheese for the cheeseball stomach and to keep the puff pastry bowls in place
  • shredded cheese (I used cheddar!) for the cheeseball stomach
  • a beet for the heart
  • a teeny pickle for the gallbladder
  • salami to make up the colon
I also made puff pastry intestines to go into the torso - you can find the recipe for that here!

You'll also need some parchment paper and aluminum foil to help with baking the puff pastry and beet. :) Oh, and I got some frilly toothpicks to stick in the edges of the puff pastry skin so it looked like it was pinned down to the cutting board.
<p>This was SO much fun to make and your instructions were perfect. Everyone went crazy for it and it grossed out a fair amount of people too...so mission accomplished :)</p>
<p>seriously, yours is so good!!! love those little forks too :D</p>
<p>Thanks for sharing this... it was a hit!</p>
Oops. here it is. (I hope)
<p>So I love this idea, and will be attempting it this weekend... What did you use for the intestines? I can't figure it out. </p>
That is amazing. I love it. :D Sandwich fixings are such a smart idea!
Thanks for these instructions, my modified version was a big hit at my Post-Apocalypse Party!
Ahhhhhhhhhhh! That is so exciting - I never thought anyone would make one. It looks awesome! You've made my day. :D :D :D
<p>The only thing missing is a dish of chocolates at the end of the colon. I'm going to have to make this for my next party!</p>
<p>awesome </p>
<p>amazing i loved it</p>
this is simply amazing!!! I loved it!
<p>Eeeew. That's gross. Which is a sure sign it will be a hit with the kids. At least the ones I know. </p>
Absolutely gruesome! I'm not sure I'd be able to eat it. It's a bit like the Kitty Litter cake I've made (by request) several times. Looks like a used litter box - complete with little piles of s__ oftened mini Tootsie rolls. Delicious but there have always been a few whose eyes overrule their appetites.
lol the pickle is perfectly placed! wink wink.
Yuck. And also just great! Kids would love this for a Halloween party!
<p>I would eat everything, thanks for sharing this</p>
damn, hannibal would be proud
Outstanding Jessy! And congratulations on being featured on the Huffington Post :)
The Huffington Post? Where? When? Oh! Oh! Tell me more. Please
eeww-yuck! That is DISGUSTING!!!! Way to go ;0) LOVE it!
My wife teaches Anatomy at a local college. The next get together they have, I will be making this. Great job, love it.
Awesome idea! Here is my version from our Halloween party. We had hummous and jarlsburg dips in the two lungs and spinach artichoke dip in the liver. Lots of meats and cheeses surround the organs for sandwiches. i added a skull skewer head with goat cheese grapes.
BTW - Far less intimidating than I thought it would be. The puff pastry is very forgiving. I skipped the puff pastry spine/base and had the corpse resting on a bed of chopped lettuce which could also be used in sandwiches. It was a huge hit at the party and I would encourage anyone to gve it a try.
this would be great for my birthday...even if it is close to Christmas!! Thanks for sharing.
I think I would used canned cranberry and carve the heart and wrap in gelatin. <br> <br>I really enjoyed the 3D view from 123D, Instructables need to include that in the submission process!
I think I would used canned cranberry to make the heart and wrap in genital. <br> <br>I really enjoyed the 3D view from 123D, Instructables need to include that in the submission process!
Best Halloween food item EVER. I LOVE IT!!!!!
They all look so good. I think I've gained a pound or two just looking at the pics. Thanks for all the recipes together.
that looks AWESOME, Where did the idea come from.
Hey Jessy-<strong>WINNER</strong>-ratfink... Congrats on winning Autodesk's Halloween Food Contest!!!<br> <br> <strike>Great </strike>Gross Job!!! ;-D
I am still amazed by all of the work you did on this.
This is just plain awesome!
This is a riot, great job!!
what is on the liver?
The aspic that came on the pate. I thought it made it look extra gross. :D
You were right...ewww!
Epic nice 1 jes (i hope u dont mind me call u jes =/)
shroomgirl - I worked out it is the layer of jelly that you get on top of the pate.
Really gross. And the funniest I'ble I've ever seen.
Yaaaaaaaaay! Thanks :D
O M G !!! I'm repulsed + fascinated + laughing my head off. This would be just perfect for a gathering of medical students. Very clever, well done!
Thank you! :)
Inaccurate. I feel with the amount of beer I consume my liver resembles more of a pickle than my gall bladder :D
We'll have to customize one for you, then :D
Not sure I'll think of body parts the same way ever again. Save the colon for me!
It was probably one of the yummiest parts. :D
This is fantastic! <br>One question: What is package on top of the liver? <br>
Thank you! It's the aspic that was on top of the pate!

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