Friday, October 1, 2010

Apple and Cherry Pie Pops!!

I love all things simple (well, thats not entirely true haha) so when I saw these fun little treats in the September issue of BHG Magazine, I thought I would call my favorite sister-in-law for a baking day.  Below are some pictures of our progress as well as the recipe/techniques we used!!

Step 1:
4 Granny Smith Apples!

The Cherry Pie filling was in a can!  How EASY is that??!!
(one can made about 20 pops)

Step 2:
Cut out your shapes!
We used store bought pie crust, rolled it out and used apple shaped cookie cutters for the Apple Pies and heart shaped cookie cutters for the Cherry Pie Pops. (HOW CUTE ARE WE!!)

Step 3:
Dice up your apples and put into a pot on the stove.  Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground clove and some lemon juice!!

Let it come to a boil.
Next, mix a Tbsp of water with a Tbsp of Corn Starch and put into bubbling mixture.  Let it thicken for about 5 minutes and turn burner off.

Step 4:

Put stick onto cutout and place about a Tsp to a Tbsp of filling on pie crust.
(depending on the size of your cutouts)

Step 5:
Place a second cutout on top of the filling and make sure to seal all of the edges well!  Pay special attention around the stick.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar on top and place in the oven.

Step 6:

Finished Product!!!
They tasted even BETTER than they looked!!

Apple Pie Filling:

4 Granny Smith Apples (Makes about 20 pops)
1/2 Cup of Sugar
A few dashes of each, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ground Clove
1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp of Corn Starch
1 Tbsp of Water

Peel and dice up apples, put into pot on stove and add sugar, spices and lemon.  Bring to a boil.  Mix corn starch and water in small dish and add to boiling mixture.  Let the mixture thicken for about 5 minutes-then turn off stove.

Bake at 375 for approx 10 to 12 minutes.

We had a really fun time making these together and
its a great project for the kids to help out with too!
Happy Baking!

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