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We love an excuse to cook creatively, so Halloween is one of our favourite annual celebrations. Over the years, everything from cupcakes and biscuits to soups, pies and pastas have been adapted by creative curators into spooky yet tasty meals and snacks that can be enjoyed by everyone.

This year, we’ve pulled together our favourite Halloween recipes to share with you, many of which we believe could use an additional ingredient or two from our very own repertoire of products!

This easy-to-make bake from Tesco Real Food is perfect for serving at upcoming Halloween functions, or can simply be enjoyed as a spooky 31 October treat to entertain and feed the kids. Both tasty and fun, this recipe combines ghostly shapes with bats and spiders resulting in a scrumptious pizza that’s sure to impress.

For a little added luxury, why not swap tomato passata for Newton & Pott’s delicious Homemade Tomato Ketchup or add a spicy topping in the form of Newton & Pott’s Pickled Jalapenos?

The incredibly versatile Halloween nachos by Pillsbury are ideal for this time of year and can be served on their own, within a buffet or as part of a meal. Simple, quick and easy – these cheesy crisps can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and never fail to impress.

For something a little different, we recommend replacing salsa with a helping of Hot Chilli Jam from What A Pickle and topping with a few of Newton & Pott’s Pickled Jalapenos. Alternatively, if you prefer your nachos to be a little less fiery, opt for What A Pickle’s Tomato Chilli Jam, which features the same great taste, but a little less chilli!

Vegan-friendly and full of taste, the Lentil and Pumpkin Curry from All Recipes makes for a low-cost yet filling main course – ideal for Halloween celebrations with friends. Simply serve with boiled rice, poppadums and naan breads for an authentic Indian experience.

To spice things up even further, why not dip your naan breads and poppadums in some of our fabulously spicy sauces? The Keralan Inspired Plantain & Coconut Chutney from Springfield Kitchen and Mango Salsa Chutney from Newton & Pott make for fantastic accompaniments. Additionally, our selection of crackers pair well with any curry.

For dessert there’s few better options than this Apple & Strawberry Pie from BBC Good Food. Filled with lashings of fruity jam, this sweet treat makes for a deliciously scrumptious ending to our favourite scary celebration.

Of course, we’d recommend using Green Kitchen Preserves’ Strawberry Jam or for something a little different, a helping of Clare’s Preserves’ Strawberry, Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam for your filling, just to give it that added Heartisan Fine Foods touch!

However you choose to celebrate Halloween, or even if you don’t, we hope this post has brought you some recipe inspiration for the scary season!

Until next time,

The Heartisan Fine Foods team