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Haunted Taco Tarts

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Submitted By: Hauntmistress
On: 10/05/2002 03:28 PM

Serves: 14
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Occasion: Halloween
Effort: Easy

1 tbs. vegetable oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 lb. ground turkey

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 pkg. (15 oz.) refrigerated pie crusts

1 egg white

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/2 cup taco-flavored shredded cheese

Egg Yolk Paint:
4 egg yolks, divided

4 tsp. water, divided

Red, yellow, blue and green liquid food colorings

Halloween cookie cutters

How to Prepare:

Heat oil in lg. skillet over med. heat. Add onion and cook until tender. Add turkey; cook until turkey is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic, oregano, chili powder and salt; set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets. Prepare Egg Yolk Paint (see below); set aside.

On lightly floured surface, roll 1 pie crust to 14 in. diameter. Using 3 in. Halloween cookie cutters, cut out pairs of desired shapes. Repeat with second pie crust, rerolling dough if necessary.

Place 1/2 of shapes on prepared baking sheets. Brush edges with egg white. Spoon about 1 tbs. taco mixture onto each shape. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. tomato and 1 tsp. cheese. Top with remaining matching shapes; press edges to seal. Decorate with Egg Yolk Paint.

Bake 10 - 12 min. or until golden brown.

Egg Yolk Paint:
Place 1 egg yolk in each of 4 sm. bowls. Add 1 tsp. water and a few drops different food color to each; beat lightly.
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