Halloween flayed man

    1 hour 30 min

    This is the perfect centrepiece for a scary Halloween party! A blend of cheeses, olives and roasted red peppers are stuffed into a plastic face mask lined with thin slices of prosciutto. Serve with plenty of crackers.

    22 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 plastic face mask
    • 175g prosciutto
    • 2 pimento-stuffed green olives
    • 680g cream cheese
    • 170g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 170g grated Havarti cheese
    • 85g pitted green olives, chopped
    • 55g roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

    Prep:1hr  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Lightly coat a plastic face mask with cooking spray. Line the face mask with cling film, taking care to press it down fully into the nose and eyes.
    2. Reserve two or three slices of prosciutto and set aside. Tear the remaining slices of prosciutto into strips and lay them into the mask to form the 'muscle tissue'. Start around the eyes, leaving eyes blank and then create the cheeks, chin and forehead.
    3. Take the two whole green olives and position them in the eye holes, pimento side-down. Set the mask aside.
    4. Combine cream cheese, Cheddar and Havarti cheeses in a mixing bowl. Add the chopped green olives and roasted red peppers. Use an electric mixer or clean hands to mix until thoroughly combined.
    5. Take a heaped spoonful of the cheese mixture and arrange it to form an eye around one olive, and then the other. Gently lay handfuls of the cheese mixture all around the mask, taking care not to move the slices of prosciutto. Press the cheese down as you work to fill in all of the crevices. When the mask is full, gently press in the cheese mixture all around the mask. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    6. Turn the mask out onto a serving platter and gently remove the mask and the cling film. You should be left with a freaky face. If there is cheese showing around the bottom edges, use the reserved prosciutto slices to cover it before serving.

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    This was the gruesome hit of our Allrecipes pre-Halloween party. One of my co-workers scooped out an eyeball right away and ate it. Sick. The cheese mixture was exactly the right amount for the mask, and it firmed up nicely and held its shape. And it tasted really good! Tips: 1) It's tricky to position the olives so they don't get all wonky when you add the cheese filling. Next time, I might add them afterwards. 2) I used the edge of a spoon to emphasize the outline of the lips. I think that made it extra life-like. 3) The next time I make this, I might download a photo of the musculature of the face, and try to copy that with the prosciutto. Because that's how I roll. 4) This isn't just for Halloween; how about a Game of Thrones or Walking Dead viewing party?  -  29 Oct 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this for an appy before dinner tonight and everyone LOVED it! I used our favorite cheese ball recipe: 'Herman Reunion Cheese Ball' fron this site. I used black olives for the eyes too, b/c that's what I had on hand. This was super simple and turned out really cool looking (I wish the lighting was better b/c my pic does not do this justice). Awesome concept, and something that I would've never thought of...This is definitely gonna be a new Halloween staple in my house~YUM! Thanks for sharing.  -  31 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy and creepy!  -  13 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)