Frankenstein Grape Pastries

Frankenstein Grape Pastries

Frankenstein Grape Pastries

Ingredients

2 Refrigerated pie crusts
½ cup Grape jelly
1 Egg
2 tbsp Water
½ cup Vanilla frosting
2 Drops green food coloring
12 Candy eyeballs
Black icing
Purple sprinkles or crushed chocolate cookies
2 RED VINES® Grape Twistscut into 12 ½-inch pieces

Directions

Preheat your oven to 375F degrees.

Unroll the pie crusts and flatten with a rolling pin. Use a pizza cutter or a knife to square off the edges. Cut the crusts into equal rectangles. Tear away the scraps and roll the crust flat to cut more rectangles. You should end up with 12 rectangles total.

Make an egg wash by whisking an egg with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl.

Set half of the pie crust rectangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add a spoonful of grape jelly to the center of the rectangles. Then brush the edges with egg wash.

Brush the edges of the other six pie crust rectangles with egg wash. Lay them on top of the jelly topped pie crusts with the egg wash side facing down.

Use a fork to crimp and seal the edges of the two pie crust rectangles together. Brush the top of each pastry with egg wash and prick each with a fork a few times. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops of the pastries are light golden and slightly crisp. Transfer the pastries to a cooling rack.

Scoop the vanilla frosting into a bowl and stir in a few drops of green food coloring. When the pastries are cool, spread the top of each with the green frosting. Add two candy eyeballs to each pastry. Draw on the eyebrows and mouth with black icing and coat the top half inch of each pastry with purple sprinkles or crushed chocolate cookies.

Place two Red Vines Grape Twist pieces on either side of the pastry just below the mouth. Serve immediately.