It’s that time again for all the spooky ghouls and goblins to come out and party. It’s my favorite time of the year. The weather gets cooler and we have a great excuse to dress up as our favorite characters. Plus, it’s also a wonderful time to get together and plan some fun Halloween parties. It’s always a challenge to plan out the menu because we have to be sure to have something for everyone, while still make things that are fun, creative and of course, delicious. I’ve found that having lots of finger foods, snacks and appetizers is the way to go to make everyone happy. You can have sweet and savory foods for every palate.
For our next Halloween party, I am going to make a delicious Cheese and Quince Paste Mummy Appetizer. I can’t wait for everyone to taste these delicious and super cute Cacique Monsters. They were a hit here at home. Did I mention they are absolutely delicious? Well, let’s just say we gobbled them right up and left only crumbs.
These mummies are supper easy to make and you don’t have to break the bank. The ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, plus you can substitute some of the ingredients to your liking. So, the next time you plan to have a little party, or you just feel like something sweet and tasty, these cute mummies are the way to go. You can even have the kids help make them. They are that easy to prepare. Just be sure you help them out when it’s time to bake them.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 2 sheets pie crust
- 5 ounces Quince (Membrillo) Paste, sliced
- 2 cups Cacique Manchego Cheese, shredded
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 4 candy eyes
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll the pie crusts on parchment paper. Cut the four corners off of each pie crust to form a cross. Cut the side flaps of the pie crusts into strips.
- Fill the center of the pie crusts with ½ cup cheese. Add four slices of quince paste and top with another ½ cup cheese. Fold the top and bottom flats towards the center. Fold the side strips towards the center, crisscrossing them to look like the mummy bandages.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush each mummy with egg wash. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add candy eyes before serving.
- Cook’s Note: You can also use puff pastry sheets instead of the pie crusts and you can substitute the quince paste with guava jelly.