Tu-Na Eats: Ghost Pie

I expected some special visitors Halloween evening so I whipped up a little treat earlier in the day.

piea

My mom taught me how to make a nice scalloped pie edge.

 

Each Halloween (well most of them) for as long as I can remember, I’ve made a special treat for our kids.

pie3a

I fill a baked pie shell with chocolate pudding. This year I used a cook and serve pudding but some years I use instant; it all depends on how much  time I have. After pouring the pudding into the pie shell, I cover it with plastic wrap to prevent it from forming a hard crust.

 

Although our kids are grown, my grandson was coming to trick or treat and that gave me just the reason I needed to continue the tradition.

booa

 After the pudding was set and cold (3-4 hours for cooked), I topped it with dollops of prepared whipped topping spreading it into the shape of a ghost. (Stir the topping first in it’s container to make spreading easier). You probably could use a stiff whipped cream if you were to eat it right away. Usually, I add brown M&Ms for eyes; none were to be found in this house today so this ghost has chocolate chip eyes instead.

 

Ding Dong…Trick or Treat…Run to the door to see who it is.

buzzpiea

It’s Buzz Lightyear (my grandson) and Woody (my son).

 

After we all ate a piece of that ghost pie, they said goodbye and were off to ring other doorbells. So I went up into the attic to help my husband check for bats. After all, isn’t that what everyone does on Halloween night?

What I Learned Today:

  1. One is never too old to stop dressing up for Halloween. (I am dressed up as a quilter–see the threads on my shirt).
  2. Watch out for that bottom step on the ladder.
  3. There are no bats in our attic. I had to see it for myself.

Question: How did you spend your Halloween? What are your Halloween traditions?

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Tu-Na Eats: Ghost Pie

  1. JanineMarie

    What a fun Halloween treat! And your grandson is adorable. (Your son is, too, but he probably wouldn’t appreciate being called that.) I used to spend Halloween with my daughter’s family but this year I stayed home because traveling is a bit of a challenge as I recuperate from shoulder surgery. So I had to content myself with seeing the grands on social media (hurray for that!). It was a warmish evening, so my husband and I had fun sitting on our porch passing out candy to the neighborhood kids.

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s