Hello dear readers! Today, I’m excited to share with you a unique twist on a classic dessert. Remember those delicious cherry pies we all love? Now, imagine having them in a bite-sized, lollipop form! Yes, you heard right. I’ve been experimenting in my kitchen, and the result is my latest creation: “Pop of Delight: My Cherry Pie Pops Journey.” These cute and tasty little treats are perfect for parties, picnics, or just a fun afternoon baking project. So, let’s get started!
For the Pie Crust:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 4-6 tablespoons cold water
For the Filling:
- 1 cup cherry pie filling
For the Assembly:
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Lollipop sticks
- Make the pie crust: In a large bowl, I combine the flour and salt. I add the cold butter and work it into the flour with my fingers until the mixture looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Then, I add the cold water, one tablespoon at a time, stirring until the dough comes together. I shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat my oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out the dough: On a lightly floured surface, I roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thick. Using a round cookie cutter (or a glass), I cut out circles from the dough.
- Assemble the pie pops: I place half of the dough circles on the prepared baking sheet. Then, I gently press a lollipop stick into each circle, making sure it’s centered. I spoon a little bit of cherry pie filling into the center of each circle, being careful not to overfill them. I place another dough circle on top and seal the edges by crimping them with a fork.
- Brush and sprinkle: I beat the egg in a small bowl and brush each pie pop with the egg wash. This will give them a nice golden color. I sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top for added sweetness and crunch.
- Bake the pie pops for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. I let them cool on the baking sheet for a bit, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
And there you have it, folks – my delightful Cherry Pie Pops! Not only are they adorable, but they’re also delicious and oh-so-fun to eat. This is one recipe that brings out the child in me every time, and I hope it does the same for you. Enjoy baking, and don’t forget to share your cherry pie pops journey with me. Happy baking!
Un Seattle Gourmand