Pie Pops

So have y’all seen these new Pie Pops??
I originally saw them on Luxirare and lost my marbles for them!
I just had to give them a try!
The Pie Pop
I made my own pie crust…(because it is so much easier than a trip to the store).
Crust Recipe:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
2/3 cup oil
Mix into a giant dough ball.
And roll it out nice and thin.
Cut circles out of the dough with a round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter. OR if you are like me and sometimes have to Macgyver it up in the kitchen because you don’t have a biscuit cutter… you can cut the dough with the top of an empty canned good tin. Green beans, corn, crushed pineapple… they all work the same. 😉

Place the circle cut outs on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place the stick half way onto the dough.

Scoop some pie filling onto the dough. The picture above has a little too much. You really can only fill them with just a small amount of filling. I obviously used cherry, but you can use any filling your heart desires. 😉
Cover the filling with a second dough circle and crimp the dough closed with the end of a free lollipop stick.
Then cover the sticks with foil.
(It may be easier to wrap them in foil first… I will try that next time.)

Next, brush on egg white over the outside of the pie pop.

And put them in the oven for 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees.

And you have Pie Pops!
Wrap them up and tie them with a bow!
Perfect presentation to give to a friend or neighbor.
Or to pack in a lunch…eat them on the go. I’d love to see my husband’s co-workers’ faces when he pulls a pie pop out of his lunch at work. haha. I would pay good money to see that.
He is such a good sport. :)

I’ll let you know how that one goes over. 😉
My sister asked, “Who eats pie on the go?!”
… to which I responded,
“Who has ever had the option?!”.
Now you do! 😉
I am the kind of person that LOVES sweets! But I don’t like a whole lot of any one thing. Nothing poses a bigger dilemma than dessert after Thanksgiving. (Well maybe the only bigger dilemma is standing in front of the donut counter and having to choose two one donut.)
There is a table full of pies: Pumpkin pie, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Pecan Pie… the list goes on!

My dilemma: I have to CHOOSE just one?? Surely after Thanksgiving dinner I don’t have the room to eat more than one piece… but what I wouldn’t give to take those pies behind closed doors, pull out my fork and sample them all! I don’t want one, I want a sampler!! A bite or two of each!
Which really has the wheels in my head turning… I think Pie Pops may make an appearance at Thanksgiving this year. (Maybe some without the stick)… so you don’t look like a beastly monster eating more than one! In fact, eating more than one is the whole point! I encourage it. Sample them all!

Which brings me to a semi-unrelated point. Why don’t restaurants have a dessert sampler!? This really bothers me. No, I do not want the whole chocolate lava volcano explosion. I just want a bite or two… and a bite or two of the apple crisp… and of the chocolate brownie with caramel sauce…and a bite or two of the…

I need to start a petition. Long live the dessert sampler!

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