If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past month you know that tomorrow is the release date for Hocus Pocus 2. And as a nineties baby that loves Halloween it almost feels like Christmas. I absolutely cannot wait to watch this movie. And if you’re going to watch a movie you need to have snacks, so I decided to test out a few treats from The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook. Let’s make Mother’s Scorpion Pie.
I was delighted to find out that scorpion pie is pecan pie. I loveeee pecan pie. It’s absolutely perfect for fall. And this pecan pie recipe was a really good pecan pie recipe. I’ve tried several and this one is my favorite so far. But use a deep-dish pie crust. It doesn’t call for one, but I couldn’t fit all of the filling in mine, so it left it a little dry.
I also noticed that there are a few missed steps in this recipe. Step one says to freeze the pie crust, but then step seven say to remove it from the oven. The recipe never said to put the crust in the oven. I think that might get a little confusing to new cooks, but it’s not detrimental to the recipe. But if you grab this cookbook, just be aware that there might be some typos. Overall, I’m really happy with the way the scorpion pie turned out, and I’m looking forward to making more recipes from The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook. I have my eye on the Mischief Night pasta recipe, and the Dead Man’s Chungs recipe (crab cakes).
Check out The Lost Apothecary Cookies recipe if you need more movie night treats.