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About: I am a food writer, photographer and advocate. I am a distiller at Black Squirrel Distillery in Buffalo, NY, where I help distill craft spirits made from maple syrup and I am the founder of SOLE of Buffalo...

Beast from the deep!

Step 1:

This pie is a blend of 3 cups of frozen quartered cherries, blueberries, and grapes. I added 1/4 cup arrowroot powder (you can use cornstarch powder instead), 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tbls nutmeg.

Step 2:

The dough was cut to create the body, tentacles, and eyelids. You can use up to two additional sheets of store bought dough to create this effect.

In a 400* oven, set the pie on a foil or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake covered for one hour. Uncover during the last five minutes so everything browns beautifully.

Step 3:

I was amazed that the fruit juices didn't pour over the edge and the whole cherry eyes stayed intact and they didn't leak. It turned out better than expected.

Step 4:

I loved how fast the fruit jelled and we were able to eat it hot. It's a bit gruesome to slice up, but with three nerdy science kids in the house, they loved it anyway!

A perfect desert for your Halloween party.

Halloween Food Contest 2015

Second Prize in the
Halloween Food Contest 2015

First Time Author Contest

Participated in the
First Time Author Contest

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    RigelBlue

    3 years ago

    This is THE BEST!! Brilliant !! You win, tentacles down!

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    annrrr

    3 years ago

    (Also voted for you for Halloween food contest, did you try entering the edible art one?)

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    Peapodriotannrrr

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks for voting. I didn't know about the edible art contest. That would have been a good one to enter.

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    annrrrPeapodriot

    Reply 3 years ago

    I was hoping there would still be a way to enter . . .

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    annrrr

    3 years ago

    So creepy/adorable/good!!