Sunday, August 2, 2009

Easy as Pie

Pie Pops

I know. Genius, right. Perfectly-portioned, tiny pies … and on lollipop sticks, too. I can’t take the credit for this idea, although I would love to. The site Luxirare is responsible for this attack of cuteness. A friend at work sent the link to me last week and, the moment I saw them, I knew I would have to try them out. I just love to make things like this that are easy and say “Hi’ I’m the cutest thing on earth… now eat me.” I originally thought I would make some during the holidays and give them away as gifts, but they have been invading my thoughts all week. So this weekend they had to be made in an attempt to purge them from my mind.

Pie Pop

They really are easy. And if you have a little one around, you don’t even have to lift a finger. They can do all the work and tell you how to make them, too.

The following commentary is from my sweet “little miss bakerella.” She talked and I typed. So here goes… instructions in italics from an eight year old.

I’m getting ready to show you how to make your very own pie pops. They’re not made from candy, but they’re made out of dough. It’s gonna be a baketastic time!

Sprinkling

Sprinkle a pinch of flour onto the dough.

Dough

Now we flop it onto the other side and do the cookie cutters.

ME: Dusting with a little bit of flour on both sides will make the dough easier to work with and move around.

Cutouts

Now we do the first cookie cutter. It feels great to do the first one.
There’s a lot more to be done, but still, it’s worth it.

Pie Dough

I’m trying to get close to the other hearts because it will give us more space for the cookie cutters.

ME: If you’re careful you can get enough for 8-9 pie pops from a 9-inch pie crust.

Cutting

It’s time for the circles. Remember, I’m doing the same thing except it will be easier.

ME: The circle shapes are easier to assemble than the heart shapes because they give you more room in the center for the filling.

Circle cutouts

This is gonna be all circles here.

Scraps

Time to get off the scraps. We don’t want those Nuh-uh! You can use the scraps for a different piece of dough.

ME: What she means is… you can save the dough scraps. Roll flat and re-use.

Sticks

Now it’s time for pressing down the lollipop sticks.

Pie filling

Now, get only one cherry and a little bit of juice. Put it right in the center or it will squeeze out way too much.

ME: pie filling = juice :)

Pressing

Ummm… as I said before, don’t put too much juice or it will squeeze out because you got to press down or it won’t bake very good in the oven.

ME: We used rolled pie crusts and canned cherry pie filling to play with these. Easy and fun for both of us.

Pie Pops, pre-baked

It’s time for sealing it. What you do is, you break a lollipop stick into a small piece and you press it down all around it. (But not too hard.)

ME: 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.

Egg whites

Now you take a baking brush and you crack an egg. Don’t put the egg yolk in. Put the egg whites in a little bowl. Get the brush and put some of the egg whites on it. Now brush it onto the front of the dough.

ME: Brush the tops of the pies with egg whites.

Pecan pie filling

Now we got some pistachios and we put it onto the dough, instead of cherry. But I must say, it was mighty tasty.

ME: Ha! Guess you can tell she doesn’t eat too many pecans or … pistachios either for that matter. We did make a few pie pops using a pecan pie filling that I whipped together, but I still need to finesse the ingredients on that one before I post a recipe.

The pops baked in the oven on 375 for about 12-15 minutes or until the tops started to brown. Remove, cool and enjoy!

Pie Bite

I thought I would love these more than I did. But… (and I can’t believe I’m saying these words) … They needed more fruit! A little too much pastry to pie filling for me. But still good, still fun to do and still super-cute!

I heart pie pops

Don’t forget: Check out Luxirare’s ultra-stylish Pie Pop step-by-step. You’ll love the labeling system.

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The Duchess of Wessex said...

Love them!

But… When I saw them I couldn't help but think they need a little Bakerella flourish. A dip… Into melted chocolate, (white? dark?) that is, just to finish them off! Just one corner or perhaps just the back/front?

I'm addicted to chocolate… I admit it.

Great job! As always… Thanks for another wonderful idea!!

August 3, 2009 03:57 PM
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Bonnie said...

so cute! i love the dipping into chocolate ideas. i would fill them with nutella first. also, if i used pie filling, i would use the egg white wash, then sprinkle sugar on them, either colored or plain.

August 3, 2009 04:12 PM
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npm said...

this is a great idea for kids party. looks like "little Bakerella" is being groomed to be a master baker some day. i enjoy visiting yr blog, there's always a new idea. well done!

August 3, 2009 04:44 PM
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Susan said...

so yummy!!!!

August 3, 2009 04:54 PM
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Jamie in Cali said...

OMG. I'm so jealous of your creativity… I don't even like pie and I want to try this!

August 3, 2009 04:58 PM
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Karyn said...

Oh my gosh — these are adorable! I am already picturing a whole bunch of pumpkin pie and apple pie pops on my Thanksgiving table — maybe even done with pumpkin & apple shaped cookie cutters and dusted with cinnamon/sugar! Ooooohhhh… I can't wait!

My daughter is going to love these for sure. This will be a fun baking project to try out this weekend!

August 3, 2009 05:05 PM
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The Heizzys said...

Oh my gosh, they are SO cute and look delish! I made your cake bites for the first time this weekend and I LOVED them, they were a huge hit at a family gathering I had this weekend. Thanks for the awesome idea!

August 3, 2009 05:05 PM
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HLEure said...

excellent! i'm not a big pie person, but i would love to make these…the crust is my favorite part of the pie, so i think i'd be thrilled with the crust-to-filling ratio. thanks for sharing, as usual!

August 3, 2009 05:22 PM
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Kristen said...

I would to know how you get such great pictures of everything!! I have tried different lighting and still can't get that great effect.. please let me know your secret!

August 3, 2009 05:24 PM
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Anonymous said...

Did you know you are referenced in the August "Cookie" Magazine on Page 21??? It's a mom's type magazine….just wondered if you knew!!

August 3, 2009 05:44 PM
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Flower Design Jane said...

Amazing, what a brilliant idea

August 3, 2009 06:06 PM
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Anonymous said...

those look awesome! i'm totally making them this weekend. i think i'm going to try pumpkin :)

August 3, 2009 06:33 PM
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LuxiRare said...

I also went back to some of your older posts and I'm pretty sure you were the first person to be inspired by this "pop" concept of putting cupcakes on pie…

I can't believe I didn't know about your blog before.

Absolutely love it!!

August 3, 2009 06:46 PM
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Britney said...

OMG! These are so freaking adorable…I must make them! :)

August 3, 2009 07:01 PM
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justJENN said...

Ha! I made the same thing and posted last night too! Pies, pies, everywhere!

August 3, 2009 07:14 PM
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Marie Charrier said...

Whaaa ! C'est génial ! quelle belle idée ! Merci !

August 3, 2009 07:22 PM
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Anonymous said...

*falls over and dies of cuteness*

Wow. I don't know how I lived before I found your blog, it's gorgeous and makes me want to lick my computer screen. These are great!

August 3, 2009 07:37 PM
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selina said...

i have got to try these they look soo good

August 3, 2009 07:42 PM
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hello-emma said...

Agree – GENIUS!
I can't wait to try these out myself :))

August 3, 2009 07:52 PM
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Maybe said...

So cute !!!

August 3, 2009 07:54 PM
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Diane said...

they look so yummy and too adorable!!!

August 3, 2009 07:57 PM
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Amber said...

Cute as PIE!

August 3, 2009 08:02 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

I saw these last week, probably just a little bit after you did, and I've been thinking about them all week.

I will have to try a milk wash, because I know too many people allergic to eggs, but it looks like it would be a great treat! Maybe I'll buy pie dough, because I don't want to spend my time making it right now!

August 3, 2009 08:11 PM
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Karen S said...

Lovely! I bet the heart shaped ones would look cute with some melted white chocolate drizzled on them. Tint the chocolate pink and have a nice Valentine's Day gift! Or just dip one half of the pie pop in chocolate. That would take care of the less filling/too much pastry problem.

August 3, 2009 08:14 PM
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kitchenbelle said...

These are ADORABLE! I have a weakness for all things mini. http://kitchenbelle.com/2009/03/27/mini-strawberry-cupcakes/

August 3, 2009 08:18 PM
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JudyG said...

so cute! great idea! Question for you…on your cupcake bites made easy-can you use chocolate chips or a bar of good chocolate over chocolate bark? I wasn't sure of the difference? Thanks!

August 3, 2009 08:22 PM
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Nicole Dabbs said...

Too cute! I love them!

August 3, 2009 08:30 PM
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Jen said...

Perhaps dipping in chocolate afterward would cut the pastry flavor? I'm just saying… ;)

August 3, 2009 09:04 PM
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The French Family said...

I always seem to be also, blown away by everything you post! I am looking for some help with the cupcake/cheesecake pops in getting my chocolate the right consistancy to 'dip' the balls in! Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated. I have tried twice and can't seem to get it right, to make it look as smooth as everyones look!

August 3, 2009 09:44 PM
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erica e said...

holy cow! this is the cutest thing ever. i'm gonna have to make these. yum.

August 3, 2009 09:57 PM
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Sanjana said...

You are such an inspiration! xxx

August 3, 2009 10:09 PM
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We Are Not Martha said...

You make these look SO easy! Now I'm totally going to have to make them… though I know mine will never look half as cute as yours!

Sues

August 3, 2009 10:27 PM
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Michelle said...

Oh, I am SO making some pumpkin pie pops!!!

August 3, 2009 11:07 PM
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Mary said...

Oh…my favorite dessert…on a stick.
So fun. So smart. Thanks for shaing!

August 3, 2009 11:23 PM
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Amanda said...

I LOVE this idea! For Valentine's Day, I make piecrust sandwich cookies with seedless jam in the middle, I'm now wondering if that would be good on the stick…or cream cheese and jam mixed in the middle…YUM! I wonder if it would change the crust to fruit ratio because of the sweetness of the jam? HMMM… an experiment. These look great! Thanks for sharing!

August 3, 2009 11:46 PM
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Pitusa said...

These are so creative I'm gonna try apple because it is my hubby's favorite. Your soo funny with the comments on your pictures. I find myself laughing all the time.
Thanks for all of your step by step instructions and pictures

August 4, 2009 12:07 AM
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Puna said...

Wow, how in the world do you do this?

August 4, 2009 12:15 AM
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Anonymous said...

OMG…what will you creative bakers come up w/next? How awesome! Will definately be trying these, w/your suggestion for more fruit, less juice. :-)

August 4, 2009 12:15 AM
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Lanyardlady said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute story and the pie pops look yummy! Love it!

August 4, 2009 12:20 AM
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Bakerella said...

MAYBELLINE – maybe without the sticks

Christene – yes. yes.

FABULOUS! – no, but there are a lot of good links the the butterscovth pie post I did a few months ago.

Anonymous – they're paper, but for the amount of time in the oven, they will be fine.

Anonymous – yes… glaze away

morgana – you should start a pie craze in spain

Sue – i think so.

Omg Lia – click on the highlighted circles link in the story.

Jenniffer – I don't know. A web designer programmed that for me.

The Duchess of Wessex – just tryin to keep things simple.

The Heizzys – YAY

Kristen – if you don't have access to natural light , then use lowel ego lights. try them.

Anonymous – I did, but thank you for the heads up.

LuxiRare – thanks so much, glad you like it. Yours is pretty amazing.

Karen S – very cute!

JudyG – if you have to, yes, but add some shortening to make it easier to work with.

August 4, 2009 12:50 AM
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Bakerella said...

Denise

- I left a message for you on the Bakerella facebook page.

Send me an email (in profile) and I'll try to help you out.

August 4, 2009 12:54 AM
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Tiffany! Van said...

Pie Pops? Really? That is just too good.

August 4, 2009 01:06 AM
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alnyc419 said...

How cute! Have you thought about baking organically? These would be very easy to convert to all organic ingredients.

August 4, 2009 01:16 AM
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toots said...

Thanks for a great project!!! We made them this afternoon and LOVED them. We filled them with fresh homemade applesauce. Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Here are photos of our Apple Pie Pops ;o)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4toots/3787319218/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4toots/3787319146/

August 4, 2009 01:20 AM
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Tiffany@eatathomecooks.com said...

Oh my gosh! I made these a while back and posted them on my blog as "Jam Pie Squares". But mine are humble little ugly things and yours are gorgeous. I used apricot jam and strawberry jam. I think I liked the apricot better. They were easy to make and a fun snack. Yours are simply beautiful!

August 4, 2009 01:24 AM
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Michaela said...

I made these today and you're right, they need more fruit! Luckily for me I have a house full of pastry lovers so I'm in the minority on this one. I can't wait to try some with pumpkin filling.

August 4, 2009 01:28 AM
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DeborahB said...

Dang it. Now I have to try these.

August 4, 2009 02:37 AM
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Perkie said...

Just pulled my pumpkin pie pops out of the oven. Wow, sad that your 8 year old niece did better than I! I had no problem with the rolling, the filling, the baking, but my sticks just would not stay in the pies!!! My co-workers won't even notice that there was a place for sticks – and I'll definitely be trying these again! Thanks for the awesome post!

August 4, 2009 03:06 AM
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Heidi said...

I just love cooking with little people. A few years ago I got to cook with my son's 2nd grade class once a month. These would be a perfect classroom cooking project.

August 4, 2009 03:30 AM
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Elizabeth D. said...

Oh my these look tasty!

August 4, 2009 03:47 AM
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baby Helena's mom said...

I love it when you post easy stuff! By the way, do you take requests? My daughter LOVES Elmo and I would love to do Elmo cake pops for her birthday…but of course would prefer that you work out the kinks first! Thanks so much for your tangibly delicious posts!!!

August 4, 2009 04:06 AM
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Kate said...

What a cute idea. I love that the little ones can help!

August 4, 2009 04:09 AM
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Chrysanthemum Cake said...

Can't wait to see what you share with us next! You are a "baketastic" inspiration.

August 4, 2009 05:07 AM
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Elle Bee said...

Little miss bakerella said "baketastic"!! Now THAT'S the cutest thing on earth!
Linda

August 4, 2009 05:55 AM
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hungrynez said...

got excited by the photos. i will surely put this on my list. looks like lollipop pie. my son will love making this.

August 4, 2009 08:24 AM
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michelle said...

i dont know if you actually respond to your comments (you get so many i dont know how you could keep up!) but its worth a shot: these look amazing but i thought i would try it with a chocolate filling – what would you recomend? (i'm just starting out with baking really)

August 4, 2009 01:20 PM
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rachel said...

First thing that popped into my mind was "Oh no she didn't!" wow. Im will have to try these oh-so-very soon!

August 4, 2009 01:41 PM
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JustAnAllAmericanGirl said...

These are absolutely amazing! Never in my wildest dreams would I have come up with this. Can't wait to make them with my seven year old. Great gift idea also. Keep up the wonderful work, I love you blog.

August 4, 2009 01:53 PM
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Betty-Ann said...

Uber-cool!
When I make turnovers I feel the same way about too much pie crust and not enough fruit.
…think I'll be trying these with some of our freshly made mulberry jam…

August 4, 2009 02:00 PM
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MsSpy said...

Those look great! Just wanted to tell you I made a 3 1/2 hour trip with a friend this weekend to visit your favorite store… OMG The Cake Art Store is AWESOME. We were only in the store about 3 hours and spent way to much money but it was fun and I have lots of goodies to play with. Thanks for posting about it on your site!

August 4, 2009 02:09 PM
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Maryam Al Awadhi said...

that is so freaking legendary!!!!

love it..

each time I tell myself that she came with the most amzing idea… u surprise me with even more amazing ideas…

way 2 go my Bakerella…

August 4, 2009 02:33 PM
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Lindsey said...

All of your creations are just so fun!
I am going to attempt my first of your recipes this week. A quick question though, regarding cake balls – can you use any combination of cake mix and frosting? For example, I LOVE yellow cake and chocolate icing. Would that work? Have you experimented with mixing and matching like that?
Thanks!

August 4, 2009 02:36 PM
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liz said...

just found this site.
i love you! i'm drooling.

August 4, 2009 03:09 PM
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Amanda said...

These are just way to cute! I am convinced that anything is cuter and better if it is significantly smaller than it original size.

August 4, 2009 03:10 PM
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Sarah S. said...

I made these last night with store-bought applie pie filling and then homemade strawberry jam. They turned out great, but I couldn't get them to stay on the sticks. Any suggestions?

August 4, 2009 03:23 PM
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Lauren...... said...

omg these are sooo good…we have made a version in my houseonly not on a stick…can u put all lolipop sticks in the oven or do we need a certain type..these look delish!!! chocolate cream filling is my fav!!
EatMyTreats.blogspot.com

August 4, 2009 03:26 PM
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Didi said...

genius!

August 4, 2009 03:55 PM
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askmeques said...

I stumbled upon these a few days ago and was shocked when it wasn't your website!!

But I knew you'd get ahold of them soon enough!

Cute as always! I hope to make them soon.

August 4, 2009 04:37 PM
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Vicki said...

Hi,

I just found your blog for the first time today and I'm hooked already. Just wanted to say I think your work is wonderful and you have such a great eye!

I put a post on my own blog about how great your images are (http://itsnice.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-new-favourite-blog.html) so if there's anything you're not happy with or would like changing/adding just let me know.

Thanks!
Vicki.

August 4, 2009 05:02 PM
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Kari @ Ucreate said...

You are truly AMAZING! I am one of your biggest fans!

August 4, 2009 05:23 PM
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Lisa said...

Miss Bakerella did a great job! They are super cute and they look yummy!

August 4, 2009 05:30 PM
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Paula Pacheco said...

It's seems tasteful…and the recipes are greats for children and anyone…I loved.
I would like to invite you to visit my blog, there's a translator on the right top if you need.
See you,
Paula

August 4, 2009 06:07 PM
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Siimonetha said...

they look so cute!!…
here in mexico we eat something like that, they are called "empanadas" and we dont use the stick haha…

August 4, 2009 06:56 PM
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Nancy said...

These looks so cute and delicious. I have to try them next time we are having a bunch of people over.

August 4, 2009 06:58 PM
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Two Hoopy Froods said...

These are absolutely adorable! I love to send goodies to work with my husband to share… I did your Father's Day Happy Meals and they were a total hit! I think this might have to be my next surprise for him and his co-workers. :)

August 4, 2009 07:33 PM
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Amy J said...

What a great idea for the holidays. Pecan Pie Pops – yuuum.

August 4, 2009 08:10 PM
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Tiffany-Joy Mo said...

OH MY! These are genious! They look so easy and yummy. Love the little miss bakerella tutorial :)

August 4, 2009 08:37 PM
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JoAnn said...

I think I'll try them with cinnimon and sugar inside and your ideas too! Yummy little pies!

August 4, 2009 08:45 PM
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darnold23 said...

These are so cute! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you will join me at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com for Crock Pot Wednesdays. The giveaways this weeks are really great!

August 4, 2009 09:08 PM
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Cakespy said...

Love the heart ones. Yours came out amazing, Bakerella! I was floored by them too, and am so impressed that you actually got to it and made 'em yourself! :-)

August 4, 2009 10:06 PM
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Emma said...

I bet that if you used the next size up cutter for your pie "tops" you could get a bit more filling in there to even out the ratio. They look delicious and I absolutely cannot wait for your pecan pie filling recipe. My absolute favorite.

August 4, 2009 10:13 PM
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jenn_avon said...

This looks fabulous! I can't wait to try these!

August 4, 2009 10:34 PM
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Jess said...

My best friend introduced me to your blog last week. Today all I've donei s read through it, no seriously, that's ALL I've done, lol, well that & drool over all of your yummy photos!!

I can't wait to try out these pie pops, they are way to cute!! (Well ok, I can't wait to try everything out actually!!)

So anyway, I see that you're in GA? I'm in Savannah…

Got down to your post about Paula & just thought I'd let you know that I'll try to get you a signed copy of one of her cookbooks. She's my Uncle Ned's first cousin & they have dinner with her every month or so, so I'll do my best. (Here I am trying to get you an autograph & I myself haven't even had the chance to meet her yet, LOL) But I shall meet her one day, just everytime I get invited to dinner I am never able to go for one darned reason or another.

Anyway, I love love LOVE your blog!! I'm so happy my friend showed it to me!! ;-)

August 4, 2009 10:36 PM
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Jenni said...

Those are the cutest things I have ever seen! I must make some! And the commentary was perfect, too! I love baking with little kids, its so fun!

August 4, 2009 11:39 PM
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Bakerella said...

toots – awesome job!

michelle – go for soemthing easy like plain chocolate morsels.

MsSpy – Yay – glad you had fun.

Lindsey – yes, you can. The chocolate and yellow might turn a little borwn when combined though.

Sarah S – make sure you press the dough around the base of the stick and don't hold them upright until they have cooled for a few minutes.

Emma – Yes, but I think they might be too heavy for the sticks then.

Jess – thanks for thinking of me.

August 5, 2009 01:25 AM
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Jerri-Lea said...

That is darling!! L.O.V.E it!!

August 5, 2009 02:59 AM
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Ashley said...

That is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I will try this one for sure.

August 5, 2009 03:43 AM
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Jaidie Bug Boutique said...

Those are ADORABLE!!! Love the photo's they just made my mouth water. I wanted to take a bite out of the screen. Yuuum!

August 5, 2009 04:39 AM
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vickie45 said...

Bakerella, it's people like you that make people like me get really excited about "the little things" I've just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT, you do fantastic work, thanks for sharing, I look forward to making some of your creations.

August 5, 2009 04:50 AM
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Rebecca said...

I made these yesterday with a caramel apple filling and they were delicious!

August 5, 2009 06:17 AM
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Christy said...

I love your site, I tell everyone I know about it! It gets me in lots of calorie trouble, but they are all worth it! I made these today, and I tried all the suggestions (rolling the dough really thin, and adding an additional cherry). I also tossed some sugar on top of the egg wash, which helped sweeten the dough. Next time-I'll work a little more on beauty factor. Thanks so much for sharing!

August 5, 2009 07:03 AM
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Vanessa Tuau said...

Dear Ms Bakerella – Would you be able to share how you gt your beautiful, solid colour backgrounds pretty please? I love your baking, I love your styling, I love your photography, your blog makes me smile:) Vanessa x

August 5, 2009 09:59 AM
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Icing Bliss said...

What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing!

August 5, 2009 11:31 AM
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carole ann said...

I have to tell you I love your site, so many wonderful ideas to borrow. I am going to borrow this one for my "Great American Bake Sale" in Oct. They are adorable, thanks so much for sharing.

August 5, 2009 04:48 PM
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christine said...

ooo looks delicious! i love pie crust so this would be a perfect project for me!

August 5, 2009 05:33 PM
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Lyzzie said...

Great job they see delicius I hope maked every day for my kids
SALUTES

August 5, 2009 06:43 PM
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Atticelf said...

Those are so cool!

August 5, 2009 06:50 PM
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Greg and Diana said...

My sis-in-law sent me to your blog…I have been trying new recipes every few days and she thought I would enjoy your blog…she was right!!! Thank you for this blog, I can't wait to see what else comes up!!

August 5, 2009 07:16 PM
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Pattty Treviño said...

esto es lo que se llama pale-empanadas (mexicanas) jjiji por la forma de preparación, espolvorealas o pasalas por azucar blanca y mmmmmmmmmm delicious

August 5, 2009 09:12 PM
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Anonymous said...

Give me what I want and I'll go away.

Cookie Monster

August 5, 2009 09:57 PM
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