Plum Stuffed Coffins Recipe | Halloween Bakes!

Hello lovelies,

The time is finally upon us… ladies and gents, boys and girls… ITS HALLOWEEN TIME!

How quickly has Halloween come round this year? I’m actually late in sharing my Halloween bakes compared to last year but I just can’t believe how quickly October’s crept up on us. It’s madness!

I was toying with the idea of doing plum turnovers for today’s bake when I thought to myself, why not make them into coffins? Boy, am I glad I did because these came out exactly how I envisioned.

This year I wanted to make my Halloween bakes as quick and easy as possible BUT, I wanted the end result to look like you’ve put huge amounts of time into them. These coffins are perfect for anyone of any skill set and age to make, they are honestly so simple yet look so effective. I’m obsessed!


Category: Sweet Treats

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes

Decorating Time: 10 Minutes


Ingredients You Need For Pastry:

  • 2 Rolls Of Ready-Made Shortcrust Pastry
  • 1 Egg, Beaten

Ingredients You Need For Plums:

  • 6 Plums, Diced
  • 4tsp Of Granulated Sugar
  • 1tbsp Of CornFlour
  • 2tsp Of Cinnamon Or Mixed Spice
  • 1tbsp Of Water

Ingredients You Need For Decorating:

  • Black Gel Icing Pen

How To Make The Pastry Coffins:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
  • Secondly, take your ready-made shortcrust pastry out the fridge and out their boxes, then allow to sit for around 10 minutes before use.
  • Whilst your pastry is sitting, on a piece of paper, draw and cut out a coffin shape so you have a stencil to use when cutting the pastry (you can do this freehand of course, I just felt more confident having a stencil).
  • Once the 10 minutes is up, roll out the pastry (TIP: if there’s any tears whilst rolling out the pastry, wet your fingertips and lightly push back together).
  • Place your stencil onto the pastry and cut round the edges, placing 6 of the cut out coffins onto your prepared baking tray (the other 6 coffins leave on the side until assembling the coffins together).
  • Continue to do this until you’ve used up the pastry.
  • Then, set aside.

How To Make Filling:

  • In a large bowl, place your diced plums, 1tbsp of cornflour, 2tsp of cinnamon or mixed spice and 4tsp of granulated sugar.
  • Toss the ingredients together until the plums are fully coated.

How To Assemble Coffins:

  • Get a spoonful of the coated plums and place into the centre of the 6 coffins which are on the baking trays (TIP: make sure you keep the filling away from the edges of the pastry so it doesn’t leak whilst cooking).
  • Once you’ve placed the fillings in the centre, carefully place the remaining coffins (which were left on the side) on top of the filling.
  • Using a fork, press together the edges of the top and bottom coffin to seal them together.
  • Next, brush the beaten egg over the top of the sealed coffins.
  • Place the coffins into the oven for around 20-25 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool down on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

How To Decorate The Coffins:

  • Once the coffins have completely cooled down it’s time to decorate.
  • Using your black gel icing pen, pipe on a spider web in the corner of the coffin, then draw a spider hanging down from the web in the centre of the coffin.

That’s your Plum Stuffed Coffins prepared, stuffed, baked, decorated and ready for you to devour.

I can’t quite believe I’m sharing my first Halloween post of 2021 but it’s kickstarted with a good one!

How easy are these to make though? Honestly, I was blown away whilst making them at how little effort I had to put into them YET they turned out looking amazing (if I do say so myself, haha).

Are you Halloween baking this year? If so, let me know if you end up making these and if you did, what your thoughts were on them!

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo

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32 Comments

  1. October 4, 2021 / 11:03 am

    These look amazing! Such a brilliant idea 😍

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:07 am

      Thank you SO much! These are such a good idea to make for Halloween, super easy too. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. starstream1130
    October 4, 2021 / 11:32 am

    Looks perfect for Halloween. Thanks for sharing

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:07 am

      They really are the perfect Halloween bake! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. October 4, 2021 / 12:01 pm

    What a great Halloween recipe to try! So unique as well – I’ve never heard of anything like this and I love the little decorations you’ve added too! x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:08 am

      Thank you SO much, that means the world! I thought they were such a great idea for Halloween, super easy too. The little webs & spiders make these coffins I think. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. October 4, 2021 / 12:14 pm

    Wow!!!!!!! Interesting Halloween treats. I like the look of it. Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:09 am

      Thank you SO much! I think these are the perfect quick and easy Halloween bake which will be loved by all. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:10 am

      Thank you SO much! The little spiders and webs make these coffins I think, they are so cute haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. October 4, 2021 / 5:12 pm

    This is such a creative idea — I love themed baking and these sound perfect for Halloween!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:16 am

      These will look so cute at Halloween! Themed baking is my favourite kind of baking. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. October 4, 2021 / 6:03 pm

    It’s crazy how fast time flies by. This is awesome idea for Halloween.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:17 am

      It’s madness isn’t it! I can’t believe we’re in October. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. October 4, 2021 / 7:00 pm

    These look absolutely amazing – this is such a creative idea, and I’m so here for the Halloween recipes! Thanks for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:20 am

      Thank you SO much! absolutely love baking for Halloween, it’s always so much fun. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. October 5, 2021 / 10:12 am

    Yuuuuum! These look amazing! More ideas to add to the list when we try some Halloween baking this month. My hubby is allergic to plums, so I might try some strawberry jam 🙂

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:22 am

      Oooo you’ll have to send me a photo of you end up making these. Honestly you could make these with anything. Strawberry jam will be super yummy! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. October 5, 2021 / 2:41 pm

    These look incredible Elle! I do enjoy getting into some Halloween baking so thanks for the inspiration!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:23 am

      Thank you SO much! Halloween baking is so fun isn’t it? I love it. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. October 5, 2021 / 7:00 pm

    These are SO super cute! I might have to add this to my baking list!
    I love a bit of Halloween baking, feel free to drop by https://craftroomandbeyond.co.uk and see what you can find! Kx

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:27 am

      I absolutely love Halloween baking, it’s my favourite! I’ll be sure to check your page out. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:32 am

      they are perfect for Halloween aren’t they? Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. October 5, 2021 / 9:12 pm

    Oo, scrumptious! Plum and pastry marries so well together, and these remind me of cleverly shaped coffin hand pieces.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:33 am

      it’s just a beautiful pairing, isn’t it! Plums are just delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:33 am

      This is honestly such a quick and easy recipe. It’s the perfect recipe to make with little ones! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  12. Isa A
    October 6, 2021 / 4:43 pm

    Even after looking at the pic so many times I couldn’t tell it was an eatable. But then again I’m with specs. I can’t believe how perfect those pastry made coffins look. You really have a thing for these for sure. Loved the coating part you did on it. Love the plum turning color. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger
    https://www.lifestyleprism.com/

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 8, 2021 / 11:35 am

      Thank you SO much, that means the world! Honestly, these are so easy to make and the end result is amazing. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  13. lynnmumbingmejia
    October 12, 2021 / 6:11 am

    OMG, these look super cute and would be a hit at a Halloween party! How creative to use plums in these 🙂 I would’ve been basic and done apple haha Thanks for sharing, Elle x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:27 am

      I thought plum was something different and it worked beautifully. That being said, I can imagine apples will taste just as good! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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