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Trick-or-Treat Turnovers Recipe

Trick-or-Treat Turnovers Recipe

How cute! Marge Free of Brandon, Mississippi carved these clever pumpkin pastries to feed her hungry bunch at Halloween. The ground beef filling has a hint of onion and mustard.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 4 ounces cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 tubes (16.3 ounces each) large refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add cheese and mustard; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Cool slightly.
  • 2. Flatten each biscuit into a 4-in. circle; place four biscuits in each of two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of meat mixture onto each.
  • 3. Using a sharp knife or cookie cutters, cut out jack-o'-lantern faces from remaining biscuit circles; place over meat mixture and pinch edges to seal tightly. Reroll scraps if desired and cut out stems for pumpkins.
  • 4. Brush with egg. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

Reviews for Trick-or-Treat Turnovers

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 236115
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"These turned out cute and were fun to make on halloween for dinner. Next time I will double the meat filling. There was too much biscuit dough for the amount of filling as written."

openheartpdx User ID: 6922197 154244
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"It's cute, but should allow a pic upload."

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 155373
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"I made these last night (minus the faces) for a quick dinner. Served them with garlic dill pickles and soup. Very yummy, i will be making them again."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 157103
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"We have made these for the past 3 Halloweens; once with the purchased biscuits, once with homemade pie crust (make a double crust recipe), and once with bread dough (use 1.5 pounds of dough). They turned out well each time, but we prefer the biscuits or the pie crust; the dough was a little too heavy.

We have also used cheddar cheese instead of the mozzarella with good results.
We also used Dijon mustard one year and that was yummy too.
It's a super cute way to serve a yummy sandwich; one even my husband gets excited about!"

margaretthatcher User ID: 3388571 77870
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"I made these and got great reviews from my mom and sister. We had squash soup and the extra biscuit around the edges was perfect for dunking. The meat filling is simple, yet tasty."

CrLiekhus User ID: 1017419 98628
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2008

"I use thee large, holiday appropriate cookie cutters for my "face." Saves time. Also, is really good with taco filling or sloppy joes. I have done both.

Westminster, CO"

vfg57 User ID: 1002875 108705
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"I made these the other night for an upcoming halloween Party. It can be time consuming cutting the face out with the knife - I did not use mustard, instead I used barbecue sauce and a little teriyaki marinade to enhance the flavor - very good - even better re-heated the next day. Would also recommend using smaller biscuits for younger children. This is a very delicious and kid friendly food item."

EarringAddict User ID: 3149039 99919
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

"These are adorable! Thanks for sharing your idea! : )"

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