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Halloween Food: Roasted Pear Spooky Mummies Recipe

A treat that’s so delicious and funny to look at your kids won’t even mind eating fruit? You bet. That’s right, there will be no resistance when presented with the freshest, fruitiest Halloween food of them all, roasted pear spooky mummies!

We all know kids eat anything wrapped in puff pastry, right? So just IMAGINE what happens when you add both puff pastry AND a pair of candy eyes to pieces of pear? Halloween magic, that’s what. And what a treat these naturally sweet fellows will be in a Halloween themed lunch box or as an afternoon snack. Spookylicious!

Halloween food doesn’t have to be ALL about the lollies, we can have some fun with fruit too and it can be just as sweet, albeit naturally. Ready to get rolling your fruity mummies? Let’s go, the full recipe is below!

TIME SAVER TIP: Short on time? You could make this cute Halloween food idea of roasted pear spooky mummies and cook them a little bit quicker in your air fryer. Cook them for 10 minutes and then check on them to see how they’re browning up. Continue cooking until the puff pastry has turned a beautiful golden brown colour.

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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 18 minutes
Makes: 8
Difficulty: 3/5


  • 8 pears
  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • candy eyes, to decorate (available at Woolworths in the baking aisle with all the sprinkles!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Use a melon baller to remove the pear cores from the base of the pear and then use a small paring knife to slice off the ‘cheeks’ of the pears. Reserve the pear trimmings for another use (muffins, juice or smoothies).
  2. Slice the puff pastry into fine strips across the sheet, then wrap a strip or two around each of the pear pieces, arranging them in overlapping layers to make bandages. Brush with the beaten egg, arrange on baking paper-lined oven trays and then bake for 18 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  3. Finish your spooky roasted pear spooky mummies off by decorating with candy eyes (you could use the tiniest amount of peanut butter to stick them to the dry pear).
  4. Devour! You could eat these warm as a dessert with a silky vanilla custard or ice cream, but they’re also great as a delicious and warm snack. Alternatively, let them go cold and eat them that way. Whichever temperature it is that you fancy, these roasted pear spooky mummies are guaranteed to be yum!
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Roasted pears wrapped in puff pastry NEVER looked as good as this! Source; Supplied

How’s that for a spooktacularly fabulously fun afternoon tea snack and Halloween food idea? What do you do for Halloween? Tell us in the comments if you dress up as a family, trick or treat or just simply celebrate at home with some spooky fun or baking Halloween themed treats, we’d love to hear all the details.

Stay tuned for even scarier – and ever so delicious – Halloween recipes coming up to whet your tastebuds. Keep your eyes peeled, we have lots of creepy and tasty Halloween food ideas up inside our witch hat to share in the lead up to the scariest night of the year. There’s so much fun to be had, including in the kitchen, whoever would’ve thought?!

This original recipe is from the very clever Ed Halmagyi, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Ambassador, chef, TV presenter and a Halloween enthusiastic dad of two.

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