Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pie Pops

I'm not sure if it gets much cuter than Pie Pops:
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of pie.  So when I saw pie pops gaining popularity over the last while, I was really reluctant to make them.  I guess I was finally swayed by the cute factor, and the need to use up the lollipop sticks I have hanging around from a horrible cupcake pop failure, so this week I cracked and made some.

Thank god, because they're now one of my favourite treats.  I ate 4 as soon as they came out of the oven (bad idea-- very hot filling) and by the evening the count was up to 6.  They were gone by morning.  They're bite-sized and so adorable, it's easy to get a bit carried away.




Pie Pop Recipe

Pie Crust:
2 cups flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar (could be reduced to 1/4 cup)

1.  Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl.
2.  Cut in the butter, and pinch with the fingers to make fine crumbs.
3.  Make a well in the middle.  Stir together egg and sugar, and pour into the well.
4.  Swiftly mix in with the fingertips until the mixture forms a dough.  Do not overmix.
5.  Divide into 2 disks, wrap in plastic, and chill in fridge for at least an hour.

Filling:
Any jam, jelly, or preserve of your choice.  I used raspberry.

Other:
Lollipop sticks
Egg white

Preheat oven to 425F and line baking sheet with parchment paper
1.  Roll out pie crust until 1/8th of an inch or so thick
2.  Use 1.5 to 2in cookie cutter to cut out shapes (I used s 1.5in flower shape)
3.  Place cut-out dough on cookie sheet, and press in lollipop stick.
4.  Spoon 2 tsps of jam in to centre and place another cut-out on top
5.  Press together edges with fork or another lollipop stick.
6.  Coat with egg white.
7.   Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

37 comments:

  1. I love these Leanne! They're so cute :)

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  2. I cant wait to make these!

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  3. These are genius! I am going to try making these next weekend...and I will be sure to mention you if I post about them. Such a creative idea (and one I haven't seen anywhere in these parts!)

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  4. Adorable! Plus, I love how you can eat just one little pie pop to satisfy a big pie craving. ;)

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  5. what a great idea and darling execution! i will definitely be making these--i think they are perfect for the lunch box!

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  6. I'd totally be swayed by the cute factor too. These are remarkably cute!

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  7. Food on a stick is always more fun! These look like great party food. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  8. OMG I have never seen these before. Oh I have to make these. We are huge pie fans around here. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. How Sweet is right! Those are so cute, I want one! Congrats on the Top 9!

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  10. What a cute idea! They look very yummy.

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  11. Merci beaucoup pour cette recette sympathique

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  12. oh... they contain jelly? they look like little pot pie pops... i think i'd love to make them with the kids soon and put pot pie filling inside... a dinner that they might actually eat and like... of course, we could fill some with sweet stuff too - for dessert!

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  13. Love the idea! How many does this make?

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  14. I am in LOVE! :) I am going to make these for our B&B guests this week! Total cuteness on the side of an omelete! Thank you for the idea! Look I am so excited that I cannot stop typing exclamation points!

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  15. Leanne, this is too cute and delicious looking to boot! Great idea. Oh, and me wants one (smile)...

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  16. What a great idea! Would be great for picnics too I think. Congrats on foodbuzz top 9!

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  17. ooooooooooo....
    These would be awesome for our Xmas Pot luck lunches & snacks @ work! We bring "yummy stuff" for the last 2 1/2 weeks of December.

    I would fill with mincemeat filling & they could be mini tarts on a stick!

    Thanks for the great Idea & Kudos on making the "Top 9"

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  18. These are great! I just have one comment...When thanking God, His name should always be capitalized!!

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  19. These are so much fun! A friend of mine makes cake balls on sticks so they look like little lollypops, I bet she'd love these!

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  20. what a great idea!! my girls would love these but I would have to make a couple hundred....sigh...we will have to save this for a party at home!

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  21. I'm a huge pie lover -- I'll definitely try these!

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  22. I can't wait to try these! Thanks so much!

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  23. Adorable! I've never seen these before!

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  24. These are sooo cute!!! I'm gonna have to make these!! :)

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  25. I love these! I bet they are delicious! :) Congratulations on making the top 9!

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  26. Love it! Def going to have to try these soon!

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  27. You're right it doesn't get ANY cuter than these pops!

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  28. I made these today and they came out okay. I nixed the stick part and I found they needed A LOT more flour. It's also helpful to make the tops bigger than the bottoms to prevent leakage. All in all, not a bad first attempt. I'd like to try it again with a few of the aforementioned adjustments.

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  29. I think these are the neatest things!! I have been wanting to try and make these! Yours turned out great!!

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  30. Oh man this looks delicious! And your photographs are beautiful! Everything here looks great!
    I recently launched my own blog, I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think! :) Thanks!
    www.prettygoodfood.com

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  31. I saw a picture of these, then had to google them to find this recipe. I cannot wait to try them! Thanks for blogging this!

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