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Halloween pear ghosts recipe

Get creative with your Halloween cooking and have a go at these simple pear ghosts.

A fab recipe from Tesco, they’re delicious and full of festive fun - not to mention they’re packed with seasonal goodness, too!

Have a go, and don’t forget to share a photo of your spook-tacular creations to @herogomena with #herogolife.

Nutritional content

Servings: 4 people

Prep time: 40 minutes


110 kcal

Total fat









  • 300ml apple juice

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • Pinch dried cinnamon

  • 4 pears, peeled & stalk still intact

  • Currants

  • Sunflower seeds


  1. Put the apple juice and cinnamon in a saucepan then add the pears.

  2. With the lid on, cook them at a gentle simmer for around 20 minutes - the pears should be a little soft.

  3. Take out the pears and cinnamon stick, but keep simmering the apple juice for another 5 or 10 minutes until it becomes like a syrup.

  4. Cut a little off the bottom of each pear so they will stand on a plate.

  5. Using a skewer, make two little holes in each pear and put the currants inside - these will be the ghost’s eyes.

  6. Underneath, make a small circle with sunflower seeds, pushing each seed into the pear so it stays in place - this will be the ghost’s mouth.

  7. Drizzle each pear with some of the apple juice mixture, then serve.


To store: We recommend eating these fang-tastic pears straight away.


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