Haunted Taco Tarts Recipe
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Haunted Taco Tarts

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Egg Yolk Paint (recipe follows)
1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts
1 egg white
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup taco-flavored shredded cheese

Heat oil in large skillet over medium 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 375F. Lightly grease baking sheets. Prepare Egg Yolk Paint; set aside.

On lightly floured surface, roll 1 pie crust to 14-inch diameter. Using 3-inch 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 tablespoon taco mixture onto each shape. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon tomato and 1 teaspoon cheese. Top with remaining matching shapes; press edges to seal. Decorate with Egg Yolk Paint.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Egg Yolk Paint
4 egg yolks, divided
4 teaspoons water, divided
Red, yellow, blue and green liquid food colorings

Place 1 egg yolk in each of 4 small bowls. Add 1 teaspoon water and a few drops different food coloring to each; beat lightly.

makes 14


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