Learn how to turn your favorite fruit-filled pie into a spooky handheld treat.

These hand pies will be the scariest treats anyone will eat all Halloween—and the most delicious, too. You can make the pie dough ahead of time and even cut it into shapes in advance. When you're ready to bake, the mummies will come together quickly. And when you're ready to serve, they will disappear even more quickly! This project makes eight Mummy Hand Pies, just right for a Halloween party or your favorite hungry band of ghosts.

mummy hand pie pastries on gray plate
Credit: Steven Karl Metzer


mummy hand pie dough rolled out on cutting board
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How to Make Mummy Hand Pies

First, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare pie dough (or bring your dough to room temperature if you made it earlier). Divide your dough in half before rolling it, on a lightly floured surface, into a 10-by-12-inch rectangle. Using a small chef's knife or a pizza cutter, cut into eight 3-by-5-inch rectangles. To make the mummy cloth layers, start by rolling the other half of the dough approximately 1/8 inch thick and cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips, three to four inches long. You will need eight to ten strips per pie.

mummy hand pie pastries dough cut with jam
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Crimp the edges of each rectangle to make a slightly raised edge. Brush with egg wash, then spoon filling inside each rectangle.

mummy hand pie pastries dough strips
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Place dough strips over filling of each pie in a random, wrapped-like pattern. Pinch the edges of the dough strips into the crust to secure. Brush tops of each pie with egg wash then sprinkle with sugar. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.

mummy hand pie pastries on cutting board with striped cloth
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Bake until juices are bubbling and tops are golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. (Tent with foil if crusts are getting too dark.) Let cool completely.

mummy hand pie pastries on gray plate with striped cloth
Credit: Steven Karl Metzer

To make the mummy eyes, cut mini marshmallows in half, then place a mini chocolate-coated candy on each cut side of a marshmallow. Press two "eyes" into each pie.


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