Growing up, me, my sister and my neighbor Charlotte would love to watch Hocus Pocus. Sometimes we would watch it even when it wasn't Fall or Halloween. It's been a few years since I watched it, and I was feeling quite nostalgic so I decided to buy it off eBay! One of my best ideas yet!! I invited several of my girlfriends over the day before Halloween, some who had never seen Hocus Pocus before and we watched the movie. I made a special dessert invention for the occasion:
Prep: 30 mins
Cooking: 1 hour and 30 mins
Yields: 12 servings
Ingredients For Pie Filling:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk (I used Fat Free)
Ingredients For Baked Apples:
6 apples (I used Gala)
1 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar
3 tbsp of butter
Whipped cream or Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)
1 cup of crushed Graham Crackers
To prevent extra watery apples mixed with pie filling, I chose to bake them separately and actually made the pumpkin pie filling a day ahead of time. I just warmed it up when I was ready to use it.
For Pumpkin Pie Filling:
MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
POUR into a small glass baking dish.
BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
For Baked Apples:
Wash Apples, Cut in half and Remove core. Place into a large glass baking dish with about 1 inch of water. I suppose you could use apple cider instead, the liquid will help the apples get soft and not get stuck to the dish. Add a 1/4 tbsp of butter and 1/8 tbsp of brown sugar to each apple. Bake at 350° F for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden and soft.
SERVE with a scoop of ice cream, top with Graham Cracker crumbs and a dash of cinnamon!