Introduction: Jack Pie
Helloween is one beloved holiday in the autumn. There is no holiday without threats. In this instructable, I'd like to share with you an idea of making spooky and yummy Cheesy Jack Pie.
* hand or stand mixer
* baking ø16cm
* baking paper
* baking sheet
* some boils
Step 1: Ingredients for the Dough
* 150g unsalted butter
* 70g of sugar powder
* pinch of salt
* one egg
* 250g wheat flour
* 50g almond flour
Step 2: Making the Dough
Mix the sugar powder with butter until it appears to be white.
Then add an egg, salt and mix.
Add wheat and almond flours and mix.
Important: To avoid the dough being hard, stop the mixing once all ingredients will be uniformly mixed.
Take the dough, put it on the baking paper and split it for two equal parts. Take any part of the dough, cover it with the baking paper and roll it with a rolling pin. Roll it for the thick ≈ 1 cm, it has to be slightly larger than your baking ring. Take the rolled dough into the freezer.
Take a piece of foil and baking paper and wrap the baking ring from the bottom side, see the photo for the details.
Take the dough that left on the table and put into the form. Create the bottom and sides of our pie.
Important: Do not forget to pierce the bottom of the dough with a fork before putting it to the oven as I did. :) That will help us to avoid bulging the dough in the oven.
Put it into the preheated oven at 180 ˚C and bake for 15 minutes
Step 5: Making the Filling
* 200g cream cheese
* 50g sour cream
* 1 egg
* 50g sugar
* 1 tbsp cornstarch
Put the all ingredients into the mixer's bowl and mix until everything will be mixed. Pour the filling into the just baked base. Add some boiling water, it has to cover the bottom, at the bottom of the baking sheet. Lower down the temperature in the oven to the 130˚C, put the base in the oven and bake for ≈1h.
Step 6: Prepare the Template
While baking is in progress, we can prepare the template for the pie's face.
Download the attached image, adjust the size, print and cut the stencil. Kids adore cutting something from the paper, so you can engage them in the process.
Step 7: Cut the Face for the Pie
Take the chilled and rolled piece of dough from the freezer and cut the face using the paper stencil. Put it into the fridge, not freezer, until required.
Carefully take the baked base, 150-200g of your favourite berry jam (I used a jam from black currant). Put the jam on to of the cheese and avoid jam to cover the drought edges, see photo for the details.
Step 9: Putting the Face on the Pie
Once berry jam appeared on its place, take the pie's face from the fridge and cover the whole pie with it. Push the dough on the edges to make it stick to the base. Put the pie in the oven at 180 ˚C and bake it for 15 minutes
Step 10: Final Touches
Carefully remove the pie from the ring. Just backed pie looks cute. To make it looks scarier, take the cocoa powder and add some shadows around the eyes and mouth. Also, you can add jam stains on the edges of the pie.
Step 11: Leftovers
In case if you have some dough leftover, you can take the cookie cutters and make some cookies with any shape you like. 😊
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