Apple Pie Pops

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Well Hello Cuties! Aren’t these little Apple Pie Pops just darling? They are seriously cute and taste just as good as the real thing, only a lot more fun to serve up to your friends!

Elijah was my helper Chef this week as we worked on our Cooking With Kids recipe. The other kids were either gone, napping or otherwise occupied, so we got to spend some one on one time together in the kitchen, which was pretty fun for both of us.

Elijah helps make Apple Pie Pops for Build a Menu

The original recipe called for making a homemade crust and apple pie filling, but since this was for our CWK menu, I had a sneaky feeling that was going to be too much to ask of kids (at least my kids) and opted for the premade version of both. I’m really glad I did because while making the Apple Pie Pops is really easy, it’s a little more time consuming than I expected, so having the crust and filling already made worked out great.

Also, the photos show us making one at a time. We only did this with the first one so we can take pictures and put the camera away while we made the rest. Obviously, that’s the super slow way to do it, so do each step for all of them before moving on.

Ready to get started? First, use a piece of wax or parchment paper to sprinkle a little flour and then roll one of the refrigerated pie crusts out. Using a round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as you can make fit. We were able to make 13 circles out of each pie crust.

Cut circles for Apple Pie Pops _ Build a Menu

Next, move each of those to a baking sheet (or anywhere really – you just need to get them out of the way for now.) Roll the other pie crust out and cut the same number of circles out.

Move Apple Pie Pop crusts to baking sheet

Spoon a small amount of apple pie filling into the center of each circle. Try to keep it away from the edges or you’ll have trouble sealing it.

Spoon filling into Apple Pie Pops

Before you put the other circles on top, you’ll want to gently stretch each one slowly and carefully (so you don’t tear it) and make it slightly larger than the bottom circle. This way it will still meet at the edges and you can seal it. Insert a stick so that the top of it is in the center of the pie pop.  Press the top down very gently around the edges.

Using a fork or one of the sticks, press down all the way around the edges to firmly seal each pie pop. (Well, that and to make it look like a cute little apple pie. That’s important.)

Seal edges of crusts together

Cut a small strip from the left over pie crust and use it to wrap around the base of the stick to make sure it completely seals. You don’t want any of that yummy stuff leaking out!

Seal edges of each apple pie pop

Next, brush some of the egg wash over the top of each pie pop.

Brush Egg Wash over top crust

Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Be generous. They’re worth it.

Sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar on Apple Pie Pops

Lay them on two baking sheets in opposite directions so they fit nicely.

Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until they are a nice light golden brown. Remove from the oven and get ready to serve! We had some extra cool whip in the fridge to serve with ours, but vanilla ice cream or even all by themselves would be great too!

Enjoy!

Karee & The Build a Menu Team

Notes:
1. I began by preheating my oven, but since it was taking longer than I thought, I ended up turning it off for a bit. You may want to wait until you’ve got about half the pops prepared to turn your oven on.
2. Wondering what to do with the scraps from the left over pie crusts? Just spread them out on your baking sheet with the pie pops, brush them with the extra egg wash, sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar and bake them at the same time as the pops. When done, you can satisfy your craving by snacking on the pie crust scraps and save the Apple Pie Pops for when you’re ready for them! (WIN!!!)

Apple Pie Pops
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
  • Lollipop Sticks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Flour a work surface and roll cold dough out flat. Use a small cookie or biscuit cutter to cut out circles.
  3. Place the circles on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Press a lollipop stick firmly into the center of the circles.
  5. Using a teaspoon, place a dollop of the apple mixture in the center of the dough circle.
  6. Stretch out a dough circle for the top crust so that it overlaps the bottom circle slightly. Use a fork or an extra lollipop stick to create a ribbed edge, sealing the pie pop firmly.
  7. Add a small sliver of dough around the base of the pie pop to create a better seal.
  8. Brush the pie pops lightly with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and remove from oven.

 

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