This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
These adorable mummy tarts make the perfect Halloween dessert that the whole family will love. It’s so easy to make that even the youngest kids can help out with making them. Plus you can change the recipe up to fit different tastes. The mummy dessert is even one that can be used outside of Halloween if you leave off the eyes.
For this recipe, you will need:
- Pie Crust
- Apple Pie Filling
- Sugar *I recommend Dixie Crystals
- Powdered Sugar
- Candy Eyes
When you decide to make your mummy tarts there are a few options available to you. Do you go with premade crust and premade pie filling? Do you make everything from scratch? I’ll dive into my thoughts on the argument and help you decide for yourself.
Premade Pie Crust vs Homemade Pie Crust
There is an eternal debate between premade and homemade, especially when it comes to baking. But, I want to settle this argument once and for all…at least for Halloween mummy tarts. There is no shame in using pre-made pie crust. It will save you considerable time and effort that is better spent doing…just oh so many things.
So don’t let yourself feel guilty for going the easy route, we’ve got better things to do than make pie crust. If you made all of the ingredients for this recipe it would take you nearly 4 hours from beginning to end! Instead, this whole thing will be done in less than half an hour. A huge difference!
Cutting the Pie Crust
Whichever route you choose, you will want to cut it the same way. Start by trimming the rounded edges off of the circular crust. Cut the square in the center into four pieces, which will become the base of the apple tart. Use the discarded edges to cut strips for the “mummy gauze.”
Making the Mummies
Next, you are going to top the squares with apple pie filling and place the strips over top. Be sure to leave a space for the eyes, which will be placed on after baking.
Cooking Apple Tarts in the Air Fryer
Once your mummies are finished, carefully move them into the basket of the air fryer. Cook them at 350 degrees or until the crust begins to turn golden brown.
Cooking Mummy Apple Tarts in the Oven
Alternatively, you can cook them in the oven. Simply place them on a baking sheet and cook at 350. They will take a little bit longer in the oven than in the air fryer.
The Finishing Touches
Once your mummy apple tarts are done cooking, you can place the eyes into the apple pie filling and drizzle the glaze over the pie strips. I like to also sprinkle Dixie Crystals sugar on top for a little extra sparkle.
Apple Pie Filling Alternatives
If apple pie isn’t your thing, that’s ok. There are a ton of different pie fillings that work just as well! You can find pie filling already made that is blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, peach, blackberry, and even lemon. I don’t recommend pumpkin or any other solid pie like that as the texture won’t be the same and cooking times may have some variation.
Again, just like with the pie crust you can make your own pie filling if you want. But I would only recommend this if you have dietary concerns about premade pie filling. This is because it is just so much easier to use the already made stuff. You’re saving yourself at the very least 30 minutes by going with canned pie filling.
Getting the Kids Involved
This is a great recipe to get the kids to help with. It’s so simple to do that kids of all ages will have a blast helping out. If they’ve never taken an interest in baking before this might be just the thing to inspire them and spark an interest in learning an important life skill.
Depending on their age they can help out by making the glaze or, if they are in school then they are old enough that they could make this entire recipe on their own. Though I do still recommend some adult supervision, especially when the air fryer comes into play.
Other Halloween Treats
If you’re looking for some other Halloween treats to try out these amazing recipes I have lined up for you, including a treat that is just for the grownups.
Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies
Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Slice & Bake Pumpkin Cookies from The Flour Handprint
- Halloween Lollipop Cookies from Lemon Blossoms
Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:
- Blood Splatter Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife
- Jack-o-lantern Cake Pops from Tastes of Homemade
- Graveyard Dirt Cake from House of Nash Eats
- Halloween Mummy Cake Pops from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Halloween Pies & Tarts:
- Air Fryer Mummy Apple Mini Tarts from Fresh Coast Eats
- Cinnamon Roll Intestines from Devour Dinner
Chilled Halloween Treats:
- Frankenberry Jell-O Shots from Sweet ReciPEAS
Halloween Snack Mix and Candy:
- Halloween Chex Mix from West Via Midwest
- Bloody Zombie Brains (Candied Walnuts) from The Spiffy Cookie
No Bake Halloween Desserts:
- White Chocolate Mummy Crispy Rice Treats from Savory Moments
- Halloween Spider Web Dip from I Am A Honeybee
Air Fryer Mummy Apple Mini Tarts
- 2 pie crusts homemade or pre-made
- 20 oz apple pie filling canned or homemade
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- Trim the edges off the circular pie crust to create a square.
- Cut the square into 4 sections.
- Use a food processor to chop the apple pie filling and top each section with apple pie filling.
- Use the discarded edges of the circle to cut strips. Lay the strips over the apple pie filling to make mummy gauze.
- Use a fork to crimp pie edges together.
- Place the pies in the basket of the air fryer and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden brown.
- Meanwhile, prepare the glaze by stirring together the confectioners sugar and milk/water.
- Drizzle the glaze over strips of crust and place googly eyes on the tarts.
Happy Halloween!Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife
Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar
Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for cinnamint-fresh breath after meals. Made with naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives, Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about. Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, these mints deliver minty coolness with a hint of warm, sugar-free sweetness. Thieves Mints come in a conveniently sized container that is great to take on the go!!
Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #7 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #8 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #9 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #11 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Prize #13 from Amy from House of Nash Eats
ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
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