Since the release of Mortal Kombat 11 this April, my husband has played this game (or watched it on stream) non-stop. If you want to hear what all the hype is about with this game, tune in to Whiff Punish Gamescast, a video game podcast hosted by my husband and his friends, to learn about the MK11 story, modes, general gameplay, competitive scene, and more.
Now you know I love to bake geeky pies. And since most of my recent pies are inspired by my nerd passions, I thought it would be nice to surprise AJ with a pie for one of his favorite games. Plus, who doesn’t want to enjoy a piece of pie while tuning in to watch all of the updates from E3?
Mortal Kombat Apple Pie
What You Need:
- Pre-made refrigerated pie crust, two rolls (one for the bottom crust and one for the top decoration)
- Paring knife
- Parchment paper
- Mortal Kombat Template — DOWNLOAD
- 1 piece of card stock paper
- X-acto knife (or a cutting machine)
- 6-7 apples
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 2 tbsp. of flour
- 1/8 tsp. of nutmeg
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. of salt
- Red food coloring (optional)
To start, download the Mortal Kombat template (found in the list above). You’ll either want to print the file on card stock paper and then cut it out with an X-acto knife, or if you have a Cricut or another cutting machine, cut the file out on the card stock paper using your machine at your desired size (depending on your pie pan size).
After your file is cut out, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Next, roll out one of your pie crusts and lay your Mortal Kombat logo on top of the dough. Using a paring knife, cut out the shape, using your logo as a stencil to cleanly cut around the shape.
Place the cut-out shape on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for approximately 10 minutes. If your crust starts to burn around the edges, remove it from the oven early. Set aside while you prepare the base of your pie.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
For your pie filling, peel and slice your apples into small pieces and place into a large bowl. Add the sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
For my pie, I chose to add red food coloring to my apple mixture to give my pie a pop of color, but this step is optional.
Place your second pie crust roll in your pie pan and fill it with an even layer of apples. Bake the base of your pie for 40 minutes. Note, I like to place my pie pan on top of a cookie sheet while it bakes in case any pie filling bubbles over.
Remove your pie from the oven once the timer dings and quickly transfer your Mortal Kombat pie crust shape onto the top of your hot apple pie. *Gently* press down on your top pie piece to form a seal between it and the apple pie bottom. Then, let it cool.
Finish him — and then enjoy a piece of victory pie.