Pie pops – a whimsical twist on a regular pie.
They are tiny, they are cute, and they taste just like a bite of a nice pie.
I love desserts like these.
Inspired by a lovely lady called Bakerella, I knew I needed to get these pies into my life as soon as possible.
Some things just need to be done immediately.
To make my version of pie pops I decided to go with the recipe that I use to make my Mini Apple Pies. Only, I have made the crust a little more sweet and I finally decided to replace the apple filling with jam.
To make your own version, you can sure use any filling you really like. What I recommend is for the filling to be on the denser and sweeter side. It should be dense because it will leak less and it should be really sweet because you can only use a little for one pop.
Here’s my version of the pie pops, step-by-step-by-step-by-step… by step:
This is what we need.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).
2. Place the flour, salt, and sugar (5 tablespoons) in the bowl of your electric mixer. First, stir with a spoon to combine, then add the butter (cubed) and mix until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
3. Pour in 1/4 cup (60 ml) water in a slow, steady stream until the dough holds together when pinched. If necessary, pour more water.
Mix for only about 30 seconds.
4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about twenty minutes before using.
But… oh, wait… I forgot something!
Aah, now everything is alright.
5. Then place the dough on floured surface and roll it out into about 0.1-0.2 inch (3-5 mm) thickness.
I liked them better when they were a little more thin.
6. Now grab a cookie cutter. This one is 2.5 inch (6 cm) in diameter.
Dip the cutter in flour.
7. Cut out circles.
8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
9. Place the dough circle onto the sheet.
10. Press down a lollipop stick (or a wooden skewer) in the dough. Pinch the dough a little to cover the stick.
First I thought I’d only use apple filling for my pie pops, but this filling turned out to be not enough. You cannot get much filling into the pops, that’s why I needed something more flavor-intense.
10. So I filled some pops with jam , and some with the jam-apple combination.
I like them both.
11. Place another circle on top of the filling and press the edges with your fingers.
12. Seal and decorate the edges with a short piece of a lollipop stick (or a wooden skewer).
Using a short piece of lollipop stick helps you not to mess up the neighboring pie pops when you seal the two pieces of dough together.
13. Continue with all dough circles, then re-roll the scraps and cut out some more circles.
14. Mix the egg yolk with the milk and brush the top of each pie pop with this mixture.
15. Using a sharp knife, cut three vents in each pie.
16. Bake in the preheated oven at 350 F (175 C) for about 20-25 minutes or until golden-brown.
Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy!
(This recipe was inspired by Bakeralla.com. Yield: 25-30 pops.)
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28 thoughts on “Pie Pops”
They are very cute and look yummy too! Gee… wish you didn’t live clear across the world. I think you would be a really fun person in know in real life cause you just have to make happy faces in your pie dough 🙂 I have noticed this trend.
Oh, Lorraine, I wish that too! You are so sweet! xoxo Petra
They really look yummy …will try this. Thank you very much for sharing !!
What I love about this post is that it can accomodate almost all types of fillings…You can have marmalades or jam inspired or even just dense custard and its the perfect treat to be served. Great post! Page bookmarked!
O my, O my… i love EVERYTHING and the combinations with apples Oh-la-la!! i am dashing to the kitchen now! Thank you for sharing, Petra dear xoxoxo
toto je perfektne! 😀
:O I need to try this!! It looks so delicious!
AMAZING IDEA! love the step-by-step you got here! will definitely try it out!
Adorable. These would be wonderful for a kids’ party!
Glad you like them! Happy Holiday to you too! 🙂 Petra
Since everyone was making pies for Thanksgiving and more than enough – I thought these pie pops would be the perfect size dessert for those who were already full from dinner, but had to have a little something sweet. They went over really well, not on pie pop left! I loved making these and my 10 year old daughter helped, so she felt like she was all grown up! lol
I’m going to be doing these for a carnival theme baby shower, and was wondering if you think I can make the dough, assemble the pies, and then refrigerate until I bake them the following day. Or should I just do it all the same day? These look fantastic!
I think these can be easily refrigerated overnight, no problem.
Have a wonderful baby shower!
Ooooh these look good. I wonder if you could substitute the apple for some chunky peanut butter for little PB&J pie cups?
Hi Jamie! That is an amazing idea! Love it! 🙂 Petra
Love these! Lovely and I love Bakerella!
hello ^_^! i love your recipes, and always have to try new ones, or make a different one at least once a weak, and there always so amazing! i wish you had a cook book, your so much easier to follow and understand than most out there, big fan. Anywho, i was wondering if nuttella would work also? or is it to thin? would the chocolate mess it up? gah im worried im going to mess them up >.e, hope to hear from you soon 😀
Hi Celestina! You can try it, but seal the edges real good, it should be alright. Let us know how it turned out, if you like. 🙂 Petra
Zoomyummy, thank you for all your great articles. Recipes and patterns what a great computer site I have found in yours. I can’t wait until a new one comes out and wish there were more. Thank you Very Much. Pamella Bussard
I will try it soon. Any chance to make it good from the first time?
I guess it’s not that hard to make it for real.
those pie pops look yummy. I was never really into cakes, pies, etc. but now i love them. My mom used to make Flan, arroz con dulce and bread pudding. So growing up i was spoiled with Spanish cuisine and no ones desserts were ever good enough. But that was then; keep up the good work.
Dear Zoom Yummy thank you for share your recipe Delicious!!!!! the oly think I add into the water was a little of vanilla flavor, it adds aroma and more flavor! 🙂
Thanks for the amazing posts you share. Keep up.
So I made these today for a coworker and they came out looking nothing like your beautiful pies haha. I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw them. They still tasted amazing though. I made one with boysenberry jam and the other with some blueberry preserves with blueberry cream cheese. Very delicious indeed!
Heya! I understand this is sort of off-topic but I needed to ask.
Does managing a well-established website like yours take
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I have a pie pop maker and I absolutely LOVE IT. I don’t make just mini pies with it. I make nachos bites, calzone bites, ham and cheese bites, etc. The sky is the limit with these little wonders. They are great for making bit sized snacks for picky eaters!
Thanks for sharing. Made some today. Forgot the egg wash but they still turned out to be nice.
Enjoy your crochet patterns too.