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Everyone loves pies…but why not put a spin on the beloved food? These tasty and spooky spider pumpkin pies are just the right snack for Halloween. Afterwards you can even use your pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern! 



4 cups of pumpkin, steamed and pureed

2 sheets of puff pastry

¼ cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese

½ tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp chopped parsley

½ tsp salt / pepper (each)

1 egg



Combine pureed pumpkin with the parsley, cheese, nutmeg and salt and pepper.

Create ‘legs’ from the pastry, cutting strips 8cm long and 1cm wide. Make the ‘body’ of the spider by placing the ramekin upside down on your pastry and pressing down.

Fill Ramekins evenly with pumpkin mixture. Arrange the legs and place the body on top. Whip the egg with a fork and brush the spider’s bodies/ legs.

Cook at 190°C for 15 minutes until golden. Place the sliced olive ‘eyes’ on the top to finish. Enjoy the spooky spider pumpkin pies!


Recipe by Matthew Calanna from Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Read our Watermelon Sorbet Blob Monsters recipe for another yummy Halloween treat.