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If you grew up in the 90s, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen the popular Halloween movie Hocus Pocus. It’s a cult classic that people watch year after year come October.
With the film Hocus Pocus 2 set to debut next year, its popularity can only grow.The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook is filled with delicious recipes inspired by everyone's favorite witches and their spells. Check out our yummy twist on Bridget Bishops Baked Apples! Click To Tweet
The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook
To honor this classic, check out the “The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook” by Bridget Thoreson and Ulysses Press.
Inside this 176 page cookboo-ooooo-oook, you’ll find all your favorite fall recipes with fun Hocus Pocus related titles.
Moreover, there are recipes for fans of all ages—from appetizers, main dishes, and sweet treats to cocktails, kid-friendly mocktails, and extras like dips, frostings, and syrups.
The recipes are easy to follow and the perfect way to celebrate all that is good about the 1993 film. Since the recipes aren’t geared solely for Halloween you can experience the magic year-round!
“The cookbook format draws inspiration from Winifred’s unholy spellbook, and the recipes pay tribute to fan favorite moments, characters, and lines from the movie.”
In short, we think it’s the perfect novelty item set out on your coffee table during your Halloween movie marathon!
So, to get this party started, we dabbled in some culinary magic and brewed up “Bridget Bishops Baked Apples.”
Bridget Bishops Baked Apples
Bridget Bishop's Baked Apples
A spiced apple filling that pairs perfectly with an oat crumble. Best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- 2 large granny smith apples peeled, cored, sliced
- 4 large fuji apples peeled, cored, sliced
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 tsp cinnamon grounded
- 1/4 tsp cloves grounded
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp bourbon
- vanilla ice cream
Oat Crumble Topping (optional)
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup white sugar granulated
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter cold, cubed
- pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350.
Place the peeled apple slices in a mixing bowl.
Melt the butter and pour over the apples.
Toss the apples with the honey, cornstarch, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and bourbon. Coat well.
Place the apple mixture into a baking dish like a dutch oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender but not mushy.
Serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Oat Crumble Topping (optional)
Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
Incorporate cold, cubed butter into the mixture breaking it into small pieces with your hands or a fork until crumble like.
Sprinkle on baked apples before baking. Bake until golden.
To sum up, the result truly enchanted us, and it disappeared quickly—like magic!
Who was Bridget Bishop?
Bridget Bishop was the first victim who was hanged in the 1692’s Salem Witch Trials. She married several times and was accused of possessing poppets, bewitching pigs, murdering children, and “visiting” men in the night.
If not a witch, Bridget was surely unwelcomed due to her independent spirit and lusty nature.
Many things today would be considered witchcraft by Puritanical Massachusetts standards, but we think even the Puritans would be a fan of this wholesome baked apple recipe. However, if not, we know “Goody” Bishop would absolutely love it!
Do you know the story of Bridget Bishop?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.