Samhain Recipes

Cute Halloween food is fine for this holiday, but if you want some more genuine Samhain recipes for your table this year, here are 3 classic dishes that will really bring out the harvest festival in your home.

Recipe for Samhain pumpkin pie at Halloween
What says Samhain more than pumpkin pie?

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

A sweet and delicious way to use those up all that pumpkin. What could be more traditional at Samhain?


  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz can) evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups (15oz can) pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 tsp clove
  • 9-inch pie crust


Stir together sugar, salt and spices. In another large bowl, beat eggs lightly. Then stir in pumpkin, spice mixture and then slowly stir in the evaporated milk. Pour mixture into pie shell and bake at 425F for 15 minutes.

Lower oven temperature to 350F and bake for another 40-50 minutes. Let cool for at least 2 hours before serving, to allow pie to set up.

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

A savory dish with squash and apples. A filling side-dish or serve as a meal in itself for Samhain.


  • 3 acorn squashes, med-size
  • 3 cups apples, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar


Preheat oven to 350F. Cut squashes in half, lengthwise and scoop out the stringy seeds. Bake (cut side down) for about 40 minutes, on a baking sheet with a little water. Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing.

Saute apples and onion in butter until tender. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and split stuffing between the 6 squash halves. Bake for another 20 minutes.

Samhain recipes for colcannon


A very old and traditional Irish dish for Halloween, with potatoes and kale.


  • 4 potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 8 oz kale, steamed and chopped
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 1 tbs onion, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Mash potatoes and stir in butter, salt, milk and sour cream until fluffy. Add the kale and onion, and serve hot.

That should be enough Samhain recipes to get your kitchen busy. Hope you have a tasty Sabbat.

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