Pie On A Stick

by Destri on November 10, 2010

Pie On A Stick

Aren’t these great?  I ran across them a few months ago in Better Homes and Garden and thought they were the cutest.  I knew we had this series coming up and thought they would work perfect for the Thanksgiving alternatives theme.  So if you are signed up for the pie this year, show up with these little guys in all sorts of flavors and no one will have to feel too bad about having 3 different pieces of pie!

In the article they shared a pie filling recipe, but for simplicity I went with a good canned apple one.  Also if you have a pie crust you just love to use, knock yourself out!

Pie On A Stick

adapted from BHG Sept 2010 issue, pg 212

Ingredients:

1 15-oz pkg refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts)

10-12 paper or wooden lollipop sticks

Your favorite pie filling (I cut the apples in mine to be just little then mashed with a fork a bit)

1 egg, separated

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.  If not using a nonstick cookie sheet line with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Unroll the pie crusts on a lightly floured surface.  Roll each crust to be about a 12 inch circle.  Using a leaf cookie cutter or circle (mine was around 3 inches and I found it at Hobby Lobby) make 10 – 12 cutouts from each crust.
  3. Put half the cutouts on the baking sheet and press the lollipop sticks into the center of each.  Spoon a little filling into the middle of each.
  4. Take your egg white and add a teaspoon of water, whisk until frothy.  With your finger brush the egg white on the edges of the cutouts.  Place the other cutouts onto the filling and with a fork seal the edges. Make sure the dough is pressed firmly around the stick.
  5. Whisk the egg yolk and a teaspoon of water in a small bowl.  Brush onto the top of the pies.  Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Sprinkle over the top of the pies.
  6. Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until golden.  Let cool on baking sheet.

A few notes on making the pies.  To fit more filling into my pies I molded the top piece a bit in my fingers to be a dome.  That way you get more filling with the crust.  Speaking of the crust, if it seems a little thin, that is okay.  You don’t want it too thick or your pies will be all crust!

I was surprised how well they bonded to the stick, I was worried they would be wobbly, but they turned out nice and sturdy.  They would be super cute stuck in floral foam they use to arrange flowers in a bowl covered in nuts or something, don’t you think?

It should go without saying that my kids loved these, but I will say it anyways, they thought I was pretty cool.  They even helped make them, until I lost all my patience. :)

Well, we’re off to the park to share ours with new friends, nothing like bribing the neighborhood!

 

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Courtney November 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

love them!

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Destri November 11, 2010 at 4:54 am

Thanks!

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Aubrey November 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

So fun Destri! I am so impressed!

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Destri November 11, 2010 at 4:52 am

They were easy, I just would recommend leaving the ever helpful 2 and 3 year olds out of the equation ;). You do have much more patience than me though…
Five maybe four years old would be fun I think.

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Kate November 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm

that must be the most fun you can have with pie! Perfect for little ones and picniks. I thought key lime pies on a stick was the best, but I might just be mistaken!!!!! BTW the Key lime pie is frozen and dipped completely in chocolate…… I ate one EVERYTIME I was in Key West.

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Destri November 11, 2010 at 4:50 am

Wha?! How have you never told me about these? We HAVE to try to recreate them! Key lime is my absolute favorite, Seriously we are making these.

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Kate November 11, 2010 at 9:13 am

my dear if I told you how to make these you’d sue me for an expanding waist line and may be the new cardiac drugs you’d be on!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Admitted Fabricaholic November 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I love this idea! How fun!!!

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Destri November 11, 2010 at 4:55 am

Thank you! Wish I could take full credit :)

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Hannah Craner November 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Destri! These are ADORABLE!!!

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Destri November 11, 2010 at 4:54 am

Thanks Miss Hannah, I have been meaning to email you about Harry Potter, have an extra ticket?

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maria November 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Those turned out so cute. I really think I need to make those.

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Destri November 11, 2010 at 4:53 am

Why yes, yes you do. Cherry would be so good too.

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paws November 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I totally thought the subject read “Pee on a Stick.” LOL I guess my mind was elsewhere.

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Destri November 11, 2010 at 4:53 am

LOL, too funny!

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Suzanne November 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm

great post, love this idea, I got to try these out!

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Destri November 11, 2010 at 4:53 am

Oh can I come help?!

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Whatever DeeDee Wants November 11, 2010 at 7:13 am

Very cute! I have been dying to try some out myself.

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Tina November 11, 2010 at 7:32 am

Ummmm, this may be the best treat ever! Pie on a stick…genius!
Best,
Tina

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Mimi November 12, 2010 at 9:22 am

Cute idea!
Mimi

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Michelle November 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I love these – super cute. Wish I felt more patient in the kitchen lately!

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Pattie @ Olla-Podrida November 12, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the title of these, but sure enough pie on a stick. I like it! I’m not a fan of pie per se, but I could be enticed to gobble (if you’ll pardon the Thanksgiving pun) up one or two of these. I’ll be trying these after the holidays. I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, plus a dinner on Sunday, so I have my hands full at the moment. Thanks for sharing such a novel idea.

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JehanP November 14, 2010 at 7:28 am

OMG..these are absolutely adorable!!! And I’m sure very tasty also.

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Mn November 9, 2011 at 5:21 am

Do you think Pumpkin pie filling could be partially/mostly cooked to use in these? Family of “must-have-pumpkin pie” people here.

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:52 am

I think that would work fine. And I completely understand the must have pumpkin, I am not even a big fan but for some reason have to have a piece for Thanksgiving!

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Joyce December 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Hi there,

How long are these little cute pies last? If I make them the day before the party, they should be still ok, right?

Thanks,
Joyce

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admin December 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Yes, they last as long as a pie would!

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