Add a little voodoo to your Halloween cuisine with these
Shrunken Head Apple Deadserts!
Did that play on words work? Deadsert....dessert? Get it?
With Halloween right around the corner my brain is six feet under. Maybe I should see a doctor. A witch doctor that is! Ha!
These little shrunken apple heads are really fun to make, just allot 2 hours for the shrinking (baking). I have a cotton candy making machine so I added a little top knot to these guys turning them into the Don King trio.
To make your own Shrunken Apple Head Deadsert:
Granny Smith Apples
Cool Whip or Ice Cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Cut apples in half and peel. Carve faces with a knife. After each apple is carved set it in a bowl and douse it with lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt. Repeat until all heads are carved. Place heads flat side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Take apple heads out of oven and carefully pack brown sugar/cinnamon mixture into the crevices to create shadows. Brush apples with melted butter being careful to not disturb brown sugar shadow crevices. Place back in oven for 30 more minutes. Mix melted butter with brown sugar / cinnamon mixture. Place a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream in a dish. Remove each apple head from the pan and dip flat side in melted butter/brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place on top on ice cream. Top the head off with cotton candy for hair.
I didn't give amounts or measurements because it's not needed. Use as many apples as you wish and enough of everything else to your liking.
I am on my way to offer some of these deadserts to our village's shaman as a sacrificial offering. In exchange I am hoping for some snake oil...beads. Going to use those in a nice hot cauldron (tub) for an after-the-spooktivies healing ritual (bath).