Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Face Pie – The Halloween Pastry You Can’t Un-See

A few months ago I saw a pie image on Twitter so creepy, and disturbing, that I actually questioned whether it was too terrifying to post as a video. Usually, Halloween-themed recipes have the opposite problem, as they are almost never actually scary, but that’s not an issue here. By the way, can someone get sued for giving people nightmares?

Anyway, I eventually traced the image back to what I assumed would be some sort of food blog, but it was actually someone’s Etsy shop, where they were selling inedible versions of this basic design. So, I wasn’t able to see how it was made, but did use their “face” as a rough guide, and despite being somewhat anatomically challenged, I thought this came out looking great. And by great, I mean terrible.

If you’re disturbed enough to make this, you can use our tourtière recipe for the crust and filling, which is exactly what I did here, except for whatever reason I added a touch of ketchup to the meat. Of course, this technique would work for topping any pie, including all your favorite fruit versions, and the next time cherries are in season, I may just have to give this one more try. Or not. We’ll see. In the meantime, if at all possible, please enjoy!


- Follow this tourtière video link for the crust and filling recipes.

10 comments:

Monica Jenkins said...

This looks wonderful! I will make a keto friendly one substituting cauliflower for the potato... You are best Chef John!

Ana said...

Dear Lord, that's awful!

... I love it.

beemo said...

This is yet another reason why I keep telling everyone I meet to check out your stuff. There are many famous masters of cooking, and that's a fine thing, we all learn from them; but among them, Chef John has some kind of special extra indgredient that has the same effect as Prozac.

Phong Hong said...

OMG! That's terrifying!

PositiveAlanna said...

Add some gold leaf and you've basically got a death mask of the Mycenae!

Unknown said...

Chef John,
You're great.
George L.

Mh D said...

Reminds me of once upon a time living in a NYC apartment above the Erotic Bakery. Couldn't unsee those daily samples in the window either (but they sure were popular!).

Scott Barber said...

I may not be disturbed enough to make this, but I'm creepy enough to save the pic in my files for future reference. THANK YOU!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to try this beautiful dish! Thanks for what you're doing. Was wondering if you could give divinity a try.... The old fashioned way with no thermometer.....because fortunately that's my current situation. I do everythingby hands. No tech to help (except one hand blender). The old days they used a glass of water to check... Good luck with the world's most difficult candy! Can't make it on humid day!

Sam Ken said...

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