Severed Hand Pies

October 4, 2023
Severed Hand Pies

Creepy and delicious, the perfect spooky season dessert.


  • 2 packages ready-made pie crust
  • 1 ½ cups deep red Cactus Pears, small dice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • While oven is preheating, trace your hand with a toothpick and cut out four hands from pie crust and place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush beaten egg over edges and fingers of one dough hand. Spoon half of pie filling (diced cactus fruit tossed with sugar) in center of one hand.
  • Top with second dough hand, pressing edges of hands together with a fork. Use a paring knife to create knuckle and fingernail details as desired. Make it look as realistic as you can handle, then brush surface with lightly beaten egg. Repeat for second hand.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 16 to 18 minutes. Note that filling may ooze slightly — the more blood effect the better. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before serving. Chop in half and serve.

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