Kelley of Simply Inspired Meals is hosting this month's Food'N'Flix; she has asked us to watch Halloween movies - anything Halloween related - and be inspired into the kitchen. Read her invitation here.
On the Screen
Kelley was gracious enough to give us a starting point on movies to watch, including...
Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Goosebumps ,Goosebumps 2, Corpse Bride, Poltergeist, The Goonies, ET, Halloween, Ghostbusters, Haunted Mansion, Hotel Transylvania, Halloweentown, Sleepy Hollow, Casper, Harry Potter, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Monster House, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Gremlins.
- 4 to 6 firm medium, sized apples
- 2 cups water
- juice from 2 organic limes
- also needed: wire rack that fits over a baking sheet
- 1-1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons liquid (I used 1 T water and 2 T Calvados, a brandy made with apples)
- also needed: tart pan with removable base
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1 Tablespoon butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- juice from 2 to 3 organic limes
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Pat apples dry and place them on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Bake for 2 to 3 hours - until apples are starting to shrivel. They should be shriveled yet still soft inside, yet not hard and dry.
Blend almond, raisins, butter, and cinnamon together in a mixing bowl. Spoon the mixture into the parbaked pie crust. Nestle the shrunken heads into the nut mixture.
Drizzle the entire tart with maple syrup and lime juice. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 17 minutes.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Happy Halloween...or any other occasion for which you want to celebrate with shrunken heads!