Cook up some spooky treats with Netflix’s Stranger Things

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Halloween is just around the corner, and as usual Netflix has come out with their list of spooky, scary, and downright gory movies and shows to watch. In addition, they’ve come up with a couple of recipes based on the Netflix Original Stranger Things to go along with your favourite Halloween shows.

First up we have Demogorgon Pie: eat the pie, or be eaten by the pie… sounds pretty ominous!

The recipe is in the comments, but here it is as well.

Demogorgon Pie Recipe

By Ashley Holt

(3) boxes refrigerated pie crust
1 (16oz) bag sliced almonds
1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1/2 (15 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup blackberry puree
1 (4 oz) bag slivered almonds

To make the pie:
Preheat oven to 425.

Unroll one pie crust, place in pie plate and crimp edges. Place in freezer until ready to fill.

In a medium bowl combine pumpkin puree, cherry pie filling, sweetened condensed milk, 2 eggs and pumpkin pie spice and mix until combined.

Remove pie plate from freezer and fill with pumpkin/cherry mixture. Gently pour blackberry puree over the pumpkin/cherry mixture and lightly swirl in with a toothpick. Brush the unbaked crust with an egg wash (1 egg + 1 tablespoon water) and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven heat to 350 and continue to bake pie for another 35 – 40 minutes. The pie should be set around the edges and lightly jiggle in the center.

Remove pie from the oven and let cool.

Once cool enough, reference a photo of the Demogorgon and start placing the slivered almonds in their appropriate spot inside of the pie – this will be the inside of the Demogorgons mouth.

To make the petals:
Preheat oven to 375.

Unroll the remaining pie crust (5) and cut out a large petal design. Place individual petals on a silicone lined sheet tray. Lightly brush petals with egg wash and gently shingle the sliced almonds all the way up – Make sure and leave some space without almonds around the bottom of the petal so it can squeeze down beside the pie. Once you get all of your almonds on, bake until golden. Take extra care to not over bake.

Place baked pie in large shallow bowl. Gently place the 5 petals around the pie, the bottoms of the petals tucked down beside the pie. Very carefully tie it all together with a piece of bakers twine. Once you’re ready to serve, carefully untie the beast.

Next up, we’ve got ourselves some tasty French Onion Barb which pays tribute to everyone’s favourite Demogorgon victim!

And again, here’s the full recipe!

French Onion Barb Recipe

By Ashley Holt

1 stick unsalted butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
5 cups thinly sliced onions
2 quarts beef broth
2 sprigs thyme
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons Sherry
1 (7 oz) package thinly sliced swiss cheese
frozen ball of pizza dough
1 (13.8 oz) can pizza dough

To make the soup:
In a large sauce pot, heat butter and olive oil over medium until hot and melted. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add beef broth, herbs and sherry – cook over medium until simmering. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To make the Barb stick and pool handles:
Open can of pizza dough and flatten. Cut out the silhouette of Barb being pulled from the side of the pool. Place on a silicone lined sheet tray and set aside..
Get two small pieces of dough and roll into little snakes. Curl the top and make the shape of a pool handle. Place on the silicone lined sheet tray and bake in oven (375) until golden – around 13 minutes.

To make the floating Barb head:
Let your pizza dough come to room temp. With oiled hands shape out a human head. Add a nose, eyes and mouth. Just do your best here. Brush with olive oil and bake in a 375 degree oven until golden – about 25 minutes.

Pour soup in large bowl. Add Barb head and cover soup and parts of the head with swiss cheese. Using a handheld torch, melt the cheese.

Add the pool handles and barb stick to the side of the bowl.

Now that we’ve got the snacks out of the way, here’s a few suggestions from Netflix that are sure to creep you out this Halloween season. Note, selection will vary based on region.

Hack & Slash

  • #Horror
  • Hatchet III
  • Hush
  • Sinister
  • Texas Chainsaw
  • You’re Next

Things That Go Bump In The Night

  • The Awakening
  • It Follows
  • Oculus
  • Paranormal Activity 5
  • Poltergeist
  • Stranger Things

Consortium of Evil

  • The Lords of Salem
  • The Witch
  • Witching & Bitching

Satan & Co.

  • Annabelle
  • Child’s Play II
  • Child’s Play III
  • Deliver Us From Evil
  • Evil Dead
  • The Omen I
  • The Omen II
  • The Omen III
  • The Possession

Squad Goals

  • The Human Centipede I
  • The Human Centipede II
  • The Human Centipede III
  • The Purge: Anarchy
  • The Sacrement

Creepy Collections

  • ABCS of Death 2
  • Holidays
  • México Barbaro

Bad Zombies

  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Maggie
  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Fright Night In

  • Black Mirror
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Hannibal
  • Hemlock Grove
  • The Returned
  • Scream
  • Scream Queens
  • The Walking Dead
  • Z Nation

Silly & Scary

  • Children’s Favourites: Halloween Treats
  • Dreamworks’ Spooky Stories
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Monster High: Haunted
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Monster High: Haunted

What shows and movies top your Halloween list? Are you going to try your hand at whipping up some Demogorgon Pie or French Onion Barb? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Last Updated on October 20, 2016.


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