Jack O'Lantern Cheeseburger Pie

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It's time to start thinking about what to serve the trick-or-treaters in your house before they head out to fill their bags with the sugar. This recipe allows everyone to get involved and will tempt the taste buds of the junior set right along with the more senior members of the house.

Get the recipe after the jump.

• 1 lb. ground turkey
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic minced
• 3/4 tsp. salt
• 1/2 tsp. pepper
• 1/4 cup ketchup
• 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
• 1 tube of biscuit (such as Pillsbury) http://www.pillsbury.com/products/biscuits
• 1 cup shredded cheese
• 2 Tbsp. water
• 1 large egg
• Orange liquid food coloring

1. Cook the ground turkey, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a skillet over medium heat. Stir until turkey is cooked through and crumbly. Stir in ketchup and Worcestershire sauce; cool.

2. Open biscuit tube. Push all dough together into a ball.

3. Roll out on a floured surface like a pie crust

4. Place meat mixture into a pie pan. Add shredded cheese in top meat mixture.

5. Cut biscuit pie crust into a jack-o-lantern face using a knife.

6. Place the cut out crust on top of the meat mixture. Crimp the edges of the crust around the pie pan to seal.

7. Using the left over cut pieces of crust (the eyes and mouth that we cut away), create a "stem" for the top of the pumpkin. Attach stem by pressing down.

8. Whisk together 2 tablespoons of water, 1 egg, and 1 drop of orange food coloring; brush over the entire crust.

9. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, remove from oven, serve hot.

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