The Best Dishes to Get into the Halloween Spirit + Fun Facts


Pumpkin pie

We commonly categorize pumpkin pie as a Thanksgiving dish, but there’s no doubt that this is a perfect dish for any fall occasion. Filled with creamy pumpkin sweetness and surrounded by a perfectly crispy crust, this pie, delicious cold or hot from the oven, is a must.


Fun fact: The first pumpkin pies were actually whole stewed pumpkins, often stuffed with spices and other fruits.

Spider cookies

Made with peanut butter chocolate candies or chocolate Kisses in the center of peanut butter cookies, these treats are sure to add spirit and flavor to any Halloween party!


Fun fact: Americans are expected to spend around $10 billion on Halloween this year. That’s a lot of bags of candy!

Ghost cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes with buttercream topping are simple, yet they never fail to put a smile on your face. You’ll be just as surprised as these ghosts at how fast you can whip these treats up!


Fun fact: Halloween and its traditions are believed to have originated from an ancient Celtic festival, which was celebrated from October 31 to November 1. It was believed that during this time, the barrier between the spiritual and physical world would fall, allowing monsters, fairies, and ancestors to cross to the physical world. People celebrating the festival would dress as monsters to protect ancestors from being taken by fairies and witches. During the middle ages, the first jack-o-lanterns also began to be crafted out of turnips (and later out of pumpkins).


Ghost meringues

Fluffy, crispy, and terrific, these meringues take a while to bake but are definitely worth a front-and-center spot on your Halloween-inspired table. 


Fun fact: According to Guinness World Records, the world’s heaviest pumpkin weighs 2,702 pounds, grown in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy.


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