10 Best Halloween-Themed Pies

These pies below are downright chilling works of art.

Halloween season is upon us. The Halloween season always happens to fall in the middle of autumn, which means it’s also the best time of year for baking. Who doesn’t love to stay at home and bake during the chilly autumn days? This is the time of year that also inspires many bakers to try their hand at making spooktacular treats for the season.

In the spirit of Halloween, some people like to make scary cookies or cakes, but some of these pies below are downright chilling works of art.

Check out the 10 best Halloween pies below:

1. New Meaning to the Term “Pumpkin Pie”

This definitely sends a shiver or two down our spines.

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Open Pie Collab! Prizes! Spookiness! That can only mean it’s time for my #MonsterPie Giveaway! 🎃✨ I’ve got three prize packs to give away (swipe to see) featuring some cool baking goodies AND a signed copy of my sold out Pie Art book! There are three ways you can enter: 1. Post a picture of your own spooky/Halloweeny pie, tag @ThePieous in the description, and use the Hashtag #MonsterPie 2. Leave a comment below tagging a friend and letting me know which of my Halloween pies are your favorite! 3. Share any of my Halloween pies in your feed or stories! (don’t forget to tag me so I can see it!) You can enter all three ways if you like, and you can enter as many different pies as you like! The draw will be done on Nov 3rd (so you’ve got some time to get Day of the Dead themed pies in too 💀🌸) I cannot wait to see what you all come up with this year! I know it’s going to be a different sort of Halloween this year what with the global apocalypse and all… but hey, even if we can’t see our friends live, we can always send them an awesome Halloween pie to let them know they are with us in spirit 👻💕 ——- Boring stuff: This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram. 3 winners will be selected by random draw on November 3rd 2020. Giveaway open to residents of North America and the EU. 19+. ⠀ #halloweenpie #halloweentreats #halloweendesserts #halloweenpies

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2. Say Ahhhh!

The detail put into this scary pie is pretty incredible.

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#MonsterPie Giveaway Announcement coming soon! 🍂🎃 I might be stuck in bed but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy *your* awesome Halloween pies… and give you prizes for them! ✨Stay tuned for my giveaway announcement on October 1st! And while you’re here, let me know which of my past Halloween/Spooky pies was your favorite!😊

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3. The Joker

This pie portrait of The Joker looks like a Halloween must-have.

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Now Joker can throw a pie with his face in your face! Check out the full making of video for this pie I did for @foodnetwork over on their page… Any pie I get to use sparkles on is a good pie 🤡✨🍏 and you know I had a blast going nuts with all the HA HA HAs! 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you seen the new movie with Joaquin Phoenix yet? What did you think? I’m normally a Marvel Zombie, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Joker – some of my favorite graphic novels of all time are Joker ones… he’s such a deceptively simple character on the surface but there’s so much mystery under the hood… Some of the most fascinating Joker stories are actually from the POV of his “faceless” henchmen and how his reputation and presence affects the Gotham underworld. He’s been around for decades and decades in over a dozen iterations, but I never get tired of spending time with him (and Harley)! Lemme know who your favorite Joker is below! (I love them all, but I think I gotta give it to Mark Hamill… 🏆) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #joker #batman #applepie

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4. Happy Halloween!

Not necessarily scary, but definitely still had lots of effort put into it.

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“Over the Garden Wall” is not only one of my favorite Halloween-time shows, it’s one of my favorite shows period. 🎼🎃💕 It’s beautiful, haunting, silly, charming, spooky, nostalgic, and well… just plain old good stuff. It is wholly unique, yet familiar at the same time and I enjoy it just as much as my 7 year old does 😊 Staring the voice talent of Elijah Wood, the young and very talented Collin Dean, Christopher Lloyd, John Cleese, Tim Curry, Shirley Jones and many more you’ll recognize and have on the tip of your tongue! ⠀⠀ Plot-wise it’s about a neurotic teen, “Wirt”, and his annoying/weird/cute little brother “Greg” finding their way through a fairytale forest called “The Unknown”. They meet colorful characters along the way, sing some songs that will be stuck in your head for days ( 🎼 Ohhh potatoes, and molasses…🎶) and learn about life. If you are looking for new family holiday viewing to add to your traditions, I highly recommend tracking it down – you can buy/rent it on YouTube, but I’m sure it’s available other places too. ⠀⠀ Thank you to everyone who suggested Over the Garden Wall for my Halloween baking! Tell me what you love most about the show in the comments below – fave character, song, moment? 🎃🐸🌳 I’ve got room for about 4 more Halloween pies in my baking schedule – what shall I make next? Lay it on me! ⠀⠀ #overthegardenwall #itsarockfact #pumpkins #otgw #otgwgreg #otgwwirt #monsterpie

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5. Coraline Pie

This pie would pair nicely with a viewing of the film that inspired it.

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Here’s my Spooky Pie #2 – The Bedlam, aka “Other Mother” from Coraline!🕷🕸🥧🧵 Thank you to everyone who suggested I bake something “with spiders” and “something from Coraline.” For those unfamiliar with the book/movie “Other Mother” is a kind of succubus creature that starts out looking like Coraline’s mother (except with button eyes) and slowly transforms into a super spooky spider lady with sewing needles for fingers so she can steal people’s eyeballs and sew buttons in their sockets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, it is a kids’ movie. 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No doubt those of you in the baking world recognize the “spoke” design in the background! When I was deciding on the 🕸 design for the Bedlam and doodling in my notebook, it dawned on me that Lauren Ko’s spoke pie would be a perfect artsy backdrop for her – so I reached out and asked if she minded if I did an homage to her famous design and she said yes! It took me a few tries to get it right (you can see my unadorned version if you swipe) but I learned a ton from the process. Failure is always my best teacher – as long as I eventually figure it out 😜 Check out Lauren’s beautiful pies at @lokokitchen ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Okay! For my next pie I’m leaning towards Nightmare Before Christmas, Carrie, or Over the Garden Wall… what’dya reckon? Let me know in the comments below – and don’t forget to submit your #HalloweenPieArt to the collab! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #spiders #othermother #coraline #coralinefanart #monsterpie

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6. Who You Gonna Call?

This pie definitely makes you want to call Ghostbusters.

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Let the Halloweening begin with my first spooky pie offering of the season- a “Slimer” apple/cherry fakeout pie! 🍏🍒🥧 This pie is actually two pies in one- I made a 1 inch thick cherry galette (made to look like a full pie) with some “slime holes” cut out of it, and sat that on top of a full green apple pie. Slimer is also made of pie pastry, and “slimed up” with a bit of corn syrup. Swipe to see how it was made! ⠀⠀ Big ‘ol props to pie-oneer @cor98004 for suggesting the Ghostbusters theme! 👻 Now! What’s my second pie going to be? You tell me in the comments below! ⠀⠀ And don’t forget to submit your own entry to the #HalloweenPieArt challenge – just use the hashtag, tag me in the description and post your spooky pie any time between now and Nov 1st and you might just win some lovely pie art decorating supplies courtesy of @kitchenjukeboxinsider! ⠀⠀ #ghostbusters #slimer #applepie #halloweenfood

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7. The Goblin King

No Halloween pie would be complete without a recreation of David Bowie as The Goblin King.

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Happy Birthday my Goblin King! I’ve loved pretty much everything David Bowie has ever done, but my heart will always belong to Jareth… ⠀ What about you? What is your favorite incarnation of Bowie, and what songs will you be listening to today? ⠀ ⠀ #davidbowie #goblinking #labyrinth #jimhenson #ripbowie #jareth #ziggystardust #thinwhiteduke #muppets #pie #pastryart #cakeart #cookieart #pieartist #edibleart #pietrait #pietraits #eatmorepie #bhgbaking #pastry #desserts #tastemademedoit #gloobyfood #thrillist #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #eater

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8. Day of the Dead

The work put into the skull and the flowers featured on this pie are absolutely stunning!

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Happy Halloween, All Saints Day, and Day of the Dead! Be honest, have you eaten all of your kid’s Halloween candy yet? 🍭🎃😝 Hope you enjoy my La Catrina-inspired pie… I had a ton of fun making this one and trying out some new dough coloring techniques to achieve this antique-y look. All the deets will be in tomorrow’s making of stories! ⠀ If you and your Pie Art loving buddies aren’t following my feed yet, now might be a good time to take the plunge… 😊 I’ve got an exciting giveaway announcement coming next – the largest I’ve ever done – I can’t wait to show you all the goodies I pulled together for you! Until then, tag a friend who digs Pie Art in the comments below and let me know what you’d like to see from me in the weeks to come! ⠀ #dayofthedead #lacatrina #holidaypie #tastemademedoit #gloobyfood #thrillist #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #buzzfeast #eater #cupcakeproject #diadelosmuertos #flordemuerto #halloweenpie #spookycake #sugarskull #sugarskullcookies #skullcake #skullart #skeletonmakeup #sugarskullmakeup #cakedecorating #monsterpie

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9. Spooky Skulls

Another scary pie that is almost too cool-looking to cut into.

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We’re goin’ for Baroque on this one… 💀(ha! I’m pretty proud of that 😜) Using a series of food safe silicon molds and my new extremely sharp and thin Pen Blade, I wanted to experiment and see just how much tiny detail I could coax out of pie pastry. I’m pretty happy with the result… I kept it monochromatic so we could see the textures and sculptural bits and bobs more clearly. I think it’s a cool technique for folks who aren’t too sure about color on their pies but still want to “bring the bling” to their holiday potlucks this year. The nice thing about using the molds to create dough appliqués is that absolutely anyone can do it and you’ll get a super classy result every time. Spooky but classy. What do you think? Would you have a go at using a fondant/gumpaste mold to decorate your pies? I have a tutorial on the @wiltoncakes page showing exactly how to do it if you’d like to try! 😊 ⠀ Now! What shall I make next? Tag a friend who’s into the spooky stuff and you guys tell me! I promise I’ll pick one of your suggestions for the next one. 🤗🥧👻 ⠀ Edit: for those asking, the shading is done with @wiltoncakes brown gel food color mixed with vanilla extract, applied with Wilton food safe brushes, the appliqués are made in Wilton gumpaste molds & other molds from Amazon, and the shapes are cut out using a #15 @penblade. … #edibleart #foodfun #pietraits #piesareawesome #thepieous #pieart #piegoals #thesugarfiles #piecrust #bakedgoods #baker #gloobyfood #cupcakeproject #feedfeed #artfood #fooddesign #playwithyourfood #dessert #eatmorepie #tastemademedoit #beautiful #beautifulfood #foodart #halloween #halloweenpie #baroque #thanksgivingpie @penblade @wiltoncakes #monsterpie

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10. This is Halloween

What better way to celebrate the season than with a little “Nightmare Before Christmas” in your pies?

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A little Nightmare Before Christmas fan art (in cherry pie form) to brighten your morning! 💀🎃🥧💕 Not only is N.B.C. my favorite Halloween movie, it’s in the running for my favorite movie of all time… the characters, art direction, lighting, animation, songs… and the story! All so original, and magical, and disturbing. Many brilliant people dumped their brains and souls out to bring this film to life, and of course the Tim Burton aesthetic presides over all. But enough about my love of the film – how about you? Where my Nightmare Before Christmas fans at? Tag a friend who loves NBC and Burton and let me know what your favorite part of the film is in the comments below! #nightmarebeforechristmas #jackandsally #jackskellington #cake #sallynightmarebeforechristmas #halloweenpie #nightmarebeforechristmascake #baroque #baroquestyle #thanksgivingdinner #halloweentreats #tastemademedoit #desserttable #weddingpie #timburton #timburtonfan #checkerboard #sepia #pumpkinspice #woodenspoon #cakeart #cookieart #fanart #monsterpie

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