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Halloween food platter

Halloween food platter

Satisfy your ghoulish guests with this buffet-style recipe for a molten Camembert mummy with crunchy crudités for dipping. 

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  • Serves12
  • CourseBuffet
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time40 mins
  • Pluschilling

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  • 3 x 250g packs baking Camembert
  • 270g pack Jus’ Rol Filo Pastry Sheets
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 3 pitted black olives, halved horizontally
  • 1 Essential Little Gem Lettuce, leaves separated
  • ½ x 500g pack Chantenay carrots, washed, trimmed and halved
  • 200g pack Essential Radishes, some halved
  • 250g celery, sticks trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 150g pack baby sweet peppers, trimmed, halved and deseeded
  • 305g jar Essential Cranberry Sauce
  • 120g pack Crosta & Mollica Torinesi grissini (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

  2. Place 1 Camembert in the middle of a pastry sheet, then wrap the sheet around the cheese, leaving the top exposed. Brush the pastry with the butter, tucking any remaining pastry underneath.

  3. Roll up a second pastry sheet and cut into ribbons. Carefully lay the ribbons over the cheese to look like bandages, tucking the ends beneath and brushing with butter as you go. When ½ the ribbons have been used, add 2 olive circles as eyes. Continue to wrap the ribbon pastry over the cheese, so it looks like it’s peeking out from the bandages.

  4. Run the last 4 pastry ribbons around the edge of the cheese, brushing with butter as you go. This helps secure loose strands and gives the hot cheese structure. Put onto the prepared baking tray and into the fridge. Repeat with the remaining cheeses and pastry, then chill all the mummies for 5 minutes more. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden and crisp.

  5. Meanwhile, prepare and arrange the crudités on 3 plates, with an empty circle in the middle of each. Warm the cranberry sauce and serve alongside. Once the cheese is ready, cut a wide smile in each mummy’s face to reveal the melted cheese. Serve with the warmed cranberry, crudités and grissini (if using).


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,499kJ/ 358kcals



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