Severed Cheese Finger in Meat Pie
Severed Cheese Finger in Meat Pie

Severed Cheese Finger in Meat Pie

Halloween may not be the most Australian celebration but we have certainly embraced this ghoulish tradition.  I decided to give some of my Halloween food an Aussie slant with these Severed Cheese Fingers in meat pie.

Innocent Meat Pie

Innocent Meat Pie

Growing up I’m sure everyone has heard the urban myths about a “friend of a friend” who found a severed finger in their meat pie. The story always ends with the victim receiving a years supply of meat pies as compensation for their suffering.

Halloween Finger Pie

Halloween Finger Pie

Well after watching some of the Heston cooking series, I decided I needed to recreate that urban myth for Halloween.

I toyed with a few  variations on the theme. Maybe a pot pie with the severed fingers trying to escape? Or perhaps a party pie with a finger poking out.  In the end I decided to go with the good old traditional meat pie.

I love the bakery bags motto “You’ll get more …..” its almost like a warning!

Severed Finger Pie

Severed Finger Pie

My meat pies were a surprise for the children’s lunch so I just bought a bakery pie. If you are serving these at a Halloween dinner party, you could make smaller pies pies from scratch.

Severed Fingers

Severed Fingers

If you were having a “finger food” Halloween party you could make the severed cheese fingers ahead of time and simply lift the pie lid slightly and insert the finger.

To add a little realism I felt we need to add a bit of bone crunching.  I know its slightly evil but I bought some pretzels, and added them to the centre of the finger whilst filling the mould.

Severed Cheese Fingers

Severed Cheese Fingers

The crunch you get as you bite through the first knuckle really does make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up!

Finger in the Pie - PIN ME

Finger in the Pie – PIN ME

The syringe full of blood was a ghoulish afterthought. Obviously you need sauce with a “good old Aussie pie,” and I thought a syringe of blood would fit the scene.

4 Severed FIngers

4 Severed FIngers

I wanted to paint a complete story with the final picture so I asked the local pie shop for some pie bag to serve the pies on.

Severed Cheese Finger in Meat Pie
Recipe Type: Halloween
Cuisine: Halloween
Author: Julie
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Cook time:
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Serves: 15
Bite into these fleshy severed fingers and feel the pretzel bone crunch in your mouth. Happy Halloween!
  • 30 gm butter
  • 30 gm plain flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 15 pretzels
  • 15 flaked almonds (toasted)
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add the flour and combine the two. Cook the butter and flour until it becomes dry and lighter in colour.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add 1/4 of the milk stirring well.
  4. Once the mixture is smooth add another quarter of the milk and stir well.
  5. Return the saucepan to a low heat and add the remaining milk whilst stirring.
  6. Add the cheese to the mixture and continue to stir until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  7. Place the hot cheese sauce into a piping bag.
  8. Using a chocolate finger mould place an almond slice in each of the finger nail positions.
  9. Pipe the cheese sauce into the moulds. Make sure to only half fill each finger.
  10. Press the pretzel into each finger.
  11. Top the fingers up with cheese sauce until full.
  12. Place the moulds in the freezer to set.
  13. Once the fingers have set remove them from the moulds.
  14. Place fingers on a serving dish in the fridge until ready to use, or in an airtight container.

The reaction I got from the kids made this little trick worth the effort.

When the severed fingers came up to room temperature they were soft and fleshy, they actually felt like real fingers. Very realistic. The best thing is the recipe make 15 fingers so I can hide them in a multitude of other dishes in the lead up to Halloween.

Oh and the fingers are quite tasty, so they could be served as finger food on a platter just on the pretzel stick.

Do you like doing quirky foods leading up to Halloween? Check out these eyeballs I put in the kids lunchboxes in the lead up to Halloween last year.

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  1. Oh, what fun and tasty too!

  2. So clever! I love it. Lol @ you’ll get more… Love the pretzels and sauce too. I once ate half a cricket in a hot dog roll. I took it back and the canteen lady just gave me a new hot dog. At the time, I was happy with that. 😀 Awesome! Love the moreish looking eyeballs too. Yum! 😉 Best wishes!

  3. Ugh! “bone crunching” sounds morbid! This is truly a great Halloween “finger food” as you call it – pun intended, LOL! Very creative! Who says moms can’t be both nice and slightly wicked?! Great job, Julie!!

  4. Omg this is genius!!!!
    Best parent/s ever!!

  5. What a fun idea for Halloween! Spooky AND tasty!

  6. Haha love this idea! Ghoulishly good!

  7. This really is so much fun, it’d be awesome for a kids Halloween party too. Love the crunchy knuckle surprise too.

  8. How cute are these? Ok maybe cute isn’t the word… Gory? Definitely creative! We’re not much for Halloween at our house but these are great for anyone who does Halloween parties!

  9. Always a favourite holiday for me! I’m busily planning things already 🙂

  10. Hi Julie, how clever, looks like a fun time making these.

  11. Your cheese fingers must be very good, but why I would’nt like to taste them? They are so scary 😉
    Good idea Julie !

  12. What a hoot, the pretzel inside is a fiendish touch, sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it. Go the Aussie meat pie.

  13. This is hilarious! I love it!

  14. Ooh, I’ve heard of rat foetuses being found inside prepared food, but not severed fingers! This looks so much fun and I also might try the ‘eyeballs’ that you mentioned.

  15. That’s so funny and creative! The title of this post…lol. I love all the urban myths of mysterious items found in food 🙂

  16. Julie you are hilarious! These look like they would be loads of fun. I love idea of the inside crunch of the bones!

  17. You are so creative! I am not too much into Halloween, those things scare the shit out of me. But this is a super fun post…couldn’t stop laughing! The fingers sound delicious…I may have to eat them with my eyes closed:-) Lol.

  18. Wickedly good Julie! Well done 🙂

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