Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Pumpkin Pie Pops

Apple and Pumpkin Pie Pops

Is anything more party ready than food on a stick? My whole food concept for our friendsgiving party was to take classic Thanksgiving foods and give them a party twist. So, of course, pie became pie pops. I made both apple and pumpkin and decorated them with letters so guests would know which was which. 

In case you doubt the depths of my mania, just know that I was considering making three kinds but decided to table pecan because it also started with a P. 

Apple and Pumpkin Pie Pops

Ingredients:
2 batches (2 pie shells each) pie dough
1 egg
1/2 cup pumpkin pie filling
1 apple, diced
1 tablespoon sugar
a dash of cinnamon 
cooking spray
12 pop sticks (found in the baking aisle)
3-inch diameter round cookie cutter 
small alphabet cookie cutters (optional)

Step 01. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Spray a cookie sheet nonstick spray.
Step 02. Mix apples with sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
Step 03. Roll out pie dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out 24 rounds and 12 letters.
Step 04. Set 12 rounds on the cookie sheet, placing a stick in the center of each one. Add a spoonful of pie filling to each round. Top with the remaining rounds, sealing edges with a fork. 
Step 05. Brush the tops of each pop with egg. Add the letters and brush them with more egg.
Step 06. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before displaying. 

Apple and Pumpkin Pie Pops

I also made a little display for the pops by poking holes in a shoebox wrapped in brown paper. Actually, I ran out of brown paper, so I had to use a brown paper bag with a blue Joseph-Beth logo on it. Oh well. 

I think it worked pretty well as a serving solution. In the past, I've always thought it a shame to serve pops lying down on a platter. It just doesn't do justice to their cuteness. 

Apple and Pumpkin Pie Pops

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