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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Brittany said...

Wow, thanks for this!! I LOVE this idea. It's goin on my blog.

August 6, 2009 12:14 AM
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Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

wow! go bakerella! snd bakerella jr., love you lots!!!!
xo Shannon

August 6, 2009 01:54 AM
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Elsa's Daughter said...

I love your blog and the gorgeous pictures you take. What type of camera do you use?

August 6, 2009 03:12 AM
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Vikki said...

Wow they look so yummy. I want to make them now.

August 6, 2009 04:37 AM
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Lazy Bone said...

I love pie!
NOM!!!

August 6, 2009 02:59 PM
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Heather said...

Bakerella,
Check out this homage to your 14 layer cake…really cute and definitely lol funny!

http://highlowaha218.blogspot.com/2009/08/challenge-of-15-layers.html

August 6, 2009 06:18 PM
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Exysay said...

This is a must try! What size was the cookie cutter?

August 6, 2009 08:33 PM
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Homemade Mamas said...

Like everyone else has already said, these look amazing! My husband & I are excited to try these with our kids this weekend. We were also thinking about making a batch with spinach and feta for a savory treat for a cocktail party we're having! The possibilities are endless!

August 6, 2009 09:31 PM
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Janine said...

I love all the food projects you do… You give me some awesome ideas… keep them coming..

August 6, 2009 10:09 PM
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Mini Baker said...

Bakerella you are SOOO talented! You're my idol :)
Happy Baking to a fellow baker!
-Mini Baker
ps. pie pops are next up on my "recipes-to-try" list!

August 7, 2009 12:09 AM
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MommaMindy said...

Cool idea, not the traditional desert. You ALMOST make me want to cook, they are so cutely delicious-looking. ALMOST, I said.

August 7, 2009 06:01 AM
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Nice Blog. Congrats.
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August 7, 2009 06:08 AM
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JessinNYC said...

This is fantastic! I've never seen anything like it before. Now, I just need to borrow someone's kid so I can have just as much fun making them as you did with your daughter.

August 7, 2009 01:49 PM
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PictureGirl said...

These pie pops look so good and how fun!

August 7, 2009 02:31 PM
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Hulst mommy said...

So I just made then minus the sticks. You're right, they need more filling! Guess I'll stick with mini pies in ramekins or something. But thanks for sharing. My daughter and I had fun making them!!! And they weren't too bad seeing that there are no left overs! ;)

August 7, 2009 04:44 PM
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grandmabish said...

Sweet idea! I am wondering what lens you use to photgraph your baked goods. I like the blur on everything but the first item. Thanks.

August 7, 2009 05:52 PM
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g. said...

I've always preferred more crust than filling, so these look like the perfect little pies for me!

August 7, 2009 06:45 PM
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Kristy said...

Help! My sticks keep falling out of my pie pops! I'm pressing them into the dough. Not sure what the problem is. And of course, mine don't look half as good as yours!

August 7, 2009 06:46 PM
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Anonymous said...

sweet! awesome.

August 7, 2009 10:22 PM
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Jennifer said...

I am SOOOO making these for our sarting kindergarten party…I will share the photos.

August 7, 2009 11:44 PM
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martinezfive said...

Sooo cute! Can't wait to try them! Love the directions – sounds like my 8-year-old!! :) Thanks for always having such cute ideas!! :)

August 8, 2009 05:13 AM
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Lori @ Life's a Bowl of Cherries said...

These are so CUTE!

August 8, 2009 05:35 AM
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Heini said...

Wow, never heard of these!

August 8, 2009 08:20 AM
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Fatbrideslim said...

Over the past few weeks something has happened in our house and we're checking out recipes for more of our meals and trying to be more adventurous. Now we've tried some baking lately.

I showed my fiance this blog and he LOVES these little pie pots. He wants to make them with his niece who is coming to stay with us next weekend and would adore something like this. Oh my gosh. He has never attempted ANYTHING like this. Should be great fun to watch!

Thanks :)

August 8, 2009 10:09 AM
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Cat J B said...

Oooh, I'm gonna try this one with the kids, yum!

August 8, 2009 12:53 PM
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Daniela said...

I love all these pop goodies you make. I am just beginning to experiment in the kitchen and I already have several of your recipes waiting to be made, those tiny cupcakes are first!

August 10, 2009 01:32 AM
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Jenna said...

omg i think those are the coolest pops i have ever seen!
jenna
http://jennaelise.blogspot.com/

August 10, 2009 02:36 AM
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Becca said...

PIE POPS??? Really? Thanks… another thing to get me fat. :-)

I can't wait to try them!!!

August 10, 2009 03:21 AM
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Lori said...

Love these! So creative, and everything is better on a stick!

August 10, 2009 02:24 PM
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Crystal said...

That other site gave me nightmares last Sunday night… particularly the pyramid pistachio cake. and I am not kidding.

August 10, 2009 05:38 PM
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Gabrielle Valentine said...

YUM these are so cute. I wish it didn't feel so overwhelming to bake. I'd be doing it in a second!

August 10, 2009 06:18 PM
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Suzy D. said...

wow! love this.Plan to make them this weekend.

August 11, 2009 12:02 AM
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The Waltons said...

I tried these guys today…why does nothing I do, end up as cute as yours? *sigh* bake to the kitchen for more trial and error…

August 11, 2009 04:05 AM
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August 11, 2009 04:45 PM
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Bakerella said...

Vanessa Tuau – yes – scrapbook papers.

Elsa's Daughter – thanks – it's a canon rebel xti

Exysay – less than two inches wide I think.

grandmabish – it's a 50 mm fixed lens

Kristy – press them really good around the base of the stick and don't pick them up until they have cooled.

Crystal – I saw that cake. too funny.

August 12, 2009 04:24 AM
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Shanon said...

pie pops = brilliant.

August 12, 2009 04:28 PM
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Fondly, Optimistic said...

these are SO cute! I love pie, I just might try these!

http://fondlyoptimistic.blogspot.com/

August 13, 2009 12:26 AM
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Heidi said...

This is so cool! You are officially my baking hero! haha

August 13, 2009 03:50 AM
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Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

just made these. super yummy. http://twigglesandtrunks.blogspot.com/
next time i may leave the sticks out as they got in the way as i was shoving mini pies in my mouth.

August 14, 2009 05:59 PM
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Emily said...

These are absolutely adorable!
I so want to try these.

Emily

August 15, 2009 03:52 PM
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Anonymous said...

Hi Delicious!!

August 15, 2009 06:55 PM
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molliross said...

i kinda thought it would help to drizzle some glaze on top to give it some extra sweetness. kind of like cherry turnovers from arby's. =]

August 17, 2009 03:08 AM
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Vince said...

It looks yummy!!….
It was wonderful to read this and thank you so much for linking me on your wildly popular blog…

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August 18, 2009 11:45 AM
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Ash said...

These are super cool! I so want to have a try at these!!

August 18, 2009 09:34 PM
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Janean said...

You're a genius…and patient.

Do you need special lollipop sticks that can be baked? Most of Wiltons says NOT to bake them?

August 19, 2009 08:33 PM
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Bakerella said...

Janean – I used paper ones, but they weren't in the oven long enough to be destroyed or burned

August 20, 2009 12:01 AM
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glovin said...

I am always way too late to post a comment..Just want too say again..another totally delightful inspiring post.

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August 21, 2009 06:43 AM
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Renee said...

Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!These look amazing..
I saw these and thought they were brilliant!…great job thanks for sharing…


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August 22, 2009 08:38 AM
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Katie said...

I made these for a 'pie-party' and won the prize for most unique!

Tip: be very generous when brushing egg white on the insides of BOTH pieces so that you get a really tight seal which reduces the leak of the pie filling.

Also, I used what I had which was bamboo skewers instead of lollipop sticks – they worked fine after I cut the sharp points off of them.

August 25, 2009 05:32 PM
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SketchRx said...

Ahh! The minute I saw these on your blog I got so excited! I love Luxirare's blog (she comes up with the most amazing culinary and fashion concepts), and have been meaning to try these out ever since she posted them. And now that you've made them, I think that's the extra push I needed to get them done… I shall have them by the end of this week! Muahaha… now to plan out the perfect filling.

Pie on a stick?? Who can say no?

August 26, 2009 07:39 AM
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Melissa said...

How do you keep the chocolate coating so smooth? I had tried Oreo truffles from a recipe from a friend and have since tried the cake balls, but I never get a smooth coated end product, its always lumpy and chunky….

August 26, 2009 12:43 PM
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Renee said...

These look so yummy!!!!soo super cute and i love how you show me these!!!what a brilliant idea!!

Thanks for sharing


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August 27, 2009 05:34 AM
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caz said...

woah. they look so delicious! :)

just wondering…how do you bake them..but not burn n melt the lollipop stick?!

aand also. what type of dough do you use? :/

thanks a lot. LOVE ur site. :D

August 31, 2009 06:49 AM
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Lindsey said...

and I now HAVE to make these. My husband (of a week), LOVES pumpkin pie and he is sick…so I will make him these. Do you have a simple fool-proof pie crust recipe? I can never get mine right!

September 1, 2009 07:16 PM
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Danielle said...

omg…those are just too darned cute! How fun and yummy looking!

someone posted a link to these over in BakeSpace.com :)

September 6, 2009 11:57 PM
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Marie said...

What a wonderful idea! Pies on a stick! Wow! :) Do they ever slide or are they perfectly fine being held? I'm thinking of making these for a dinner party.

September 8, 2009 12:00 AM
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Kristen said...

Just made these yesterday and they came out great! It was my first attempt making anything with lollipop sticks so I was a little nervous, but it worked out fine. Thanks for giving me such a cute idea!

October 5, 2009 07:45 AM
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Alice said...

Is this a philo cake?

October 7, 2009 01:17 PM
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Olya said...

What is the dough made of???

October 11, 2009 12:57 PM
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Hannah said...

I have a GOOD TIP!!!:)
If you use a slightly larger cookie cutter to cut the top pieces of the pie, then the pie pops are easier to put together and you can put more filling in them. I made pumpkin pie pops for thanksgiving and they turned out really well.

October 12, 2009 01:27 PM
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Erin said...

I’m from Iowa and at our beloved Iowa State Fair, they have almost every food imaginable on a stick. However, I don’t think they have pie on a stick…and you know Iowans love their pie! I think you should come visit in 2010! ; )

October 14, 2009 10:16 PM
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bakerella said...

Olya – it’s premade refrigerated dough. You just open and use.

October 18, 2009 04:59 PM
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hot peper critc said...

i think these are a great idea but its stupid because instead of making lots of those which will take over an hour you can make more than one whole pie in 30 min.s

October 24, 2009 02:44 PM
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HEATHER said...

my suggestion would be to use puff pastery instead of pie crust, it would be more flaky and light!

October 27, 2009 01:57 PM
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amelia said...

how could i have not found you earlier???
you are a baking GENIUS!!!!!!!!!

November 10, 2009 10:02 AM
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Laura said...

Ha! That’s…..AWESOME!!!! but for a girl like me i need like 50 of those!

November 10, 2009 12:00 PM
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Jan Hank said...

I would like the ingredients for the apple pie pops

December 3, 2009 09:50 PM
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Anonymous said...

Oh my god! I am having a meltdown! Just discovered your site and there are so many amazing things I have never seen before! These wee pies are amazing!
fromtheblueshed.typepad.com

December 8, 2009 08:52 PM
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Laura said...

Hi! I just wanted to ask: do these need to be turned over at some point while baking? If so, at what point? I’m really looking forward to making these during my holiday break from school. =) Yum!!

Also, I kind of pictured white sugary drizzle on these, especially cherry ones… Kind of like the frosting that comes with Toaster Strudel. Anyone have an idea on how to replicate their frosting?

December 9, 2009 04:12 AM
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kaitlyn breezi said...

I made these today and they were such a hit! Even my six year old niece went crazy over them. I used box mix pie crust and it turned out perfectly. Thanks for this idea! :)

December 9, 2009 01:52 PM
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Marie said...

Hi, I’ve been following your blog for a while, but never really baked anything from here.

These are adorable and pretty tasty (… and easy to make)… i agree with you… they need a little extra flavor..
I sprinkled a little powdered sugar on them afterwards and they were a little better…

GREAT JOB!

I’m officially hooked with your blog!

P.s.: i know about you from the Martha Stewart show. :)

December 10, 2009 06:32 PM
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mamajulie22 said...

Hello! Discovered your site through The Pioneer Woman – your site is so fantastic! When I saw the cake pops, I HAD to try them… I have a red velvet cake in the oven as we speak… sort of like a dog with a bone.. I’ll obsess till I can try something! Looking forward to more fun and creative challenges as I dig through your totally CUTE site!
all the best!
Julie in Canada

December 10, 2009 10:05 PM
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Mary said...

My Daughter’s and I made these awhile back, Thanksgiving, and they were so much fun to make. Anyway, I’d have to agree with you about the fruit. I’m going to try and make them again today, but I’m going to change it up a bit, Apple Cinnamon Pie… wish me luck!
Please continue the great work! I’ve made quite a few things from Bakerella and have yet to be disappointed :)

January 9, 2010 10:20 AM
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Carrie said...

Love the pie pop idea! Saw it first on Luxirare and love that you included the steps. Can’t wait to try it myself. I’d like to make them in advance and freeze them. Any idea how long they’d keep and what might be the best way to revive them? Thanks again for the great idea!

January 16, 2010 07:04 PM
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lori said...

Love this lollipops and will make them this weekend.I don’t bake at all because I feel its too time consuming but this will impress anybody thank you for sharing………

January 19, 2010 01:50 AM
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NICHOLE said...

i love these! i have what may be a stupid question! sorry im new to this kind of stuff! i was looking at luxirare web page and it shows the fillings, but not how they are made. can you post some filling recipes for these please! thanks!!!

January 27, 2010 03:09 PM
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Mimi said...

these are amazing!! but how do you make the dough??

February 2, 2010 06:53 PM
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bakerella said...

Jan – it’s detailed in the post.
Canned pie filling and refrigerated pie crusts

Laura – no need to turn them over.

Carrie – revive in microwave

Nichole – blueberry, cherry, apple canned pie filling.

Mimi – storebought already made crusts

February 3, 2010 10:51 PM
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Michelle said...

I’m looking forward to making the heart-shaped pie pops for teacher Valentine gifts. I’m filling them with a cran-cherry mix from cherry pie filling and whole berry cranberry sauce…… we’ll see how they turn out!

February 9, 2010 03:28 PM
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Penny R said...

Def. on my to make list. Along with the rest of your website that I didnt already make ;)

February 10, 2010 02:52 PM
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Crissy said...

YUM!
Do paper lollipop sticks work ok in the oven?

February 15, 2010 10:23 AM
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Danielle said...

I know I’m late on the whole pop fad, but I just found this site over Christmas and I have tested the crust to filling ratio and the more “juice” and filling you have the harder it is to keep them on the stick. I love the idea and I will be back for round two of trying them out. My husband thought they made great pie a la mode :) What a perfect dessert without the stick and a little ice cream, now we are talking. These will be so great for the fundraiser we are doing at work, I’ll let you know how it goes… visit my blog for the update!!! :)

February 18, 2010 08:33 PM
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mini bites said...

It’s a great idea ^.^

I wanna know the recipe of this Pie,please ??

February 28, 2010 10:20 AM
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Karren Haukoos said...

Found in Fairmont Sentinel

March 9, 2010 03:32 AM
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Frabala.com said...

My gosh…
Perfect idea for coctail party!

March 10, 2010 03:33 AM
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Jourdan McManus said...

I have you to thank for this idea!! Yesterday was National Pi Day and at a local irish pub, in Chicago, was having a pie contest…I made these babies and I won $100 gift card! Everyone loved tham! Thank you so much!! I LOVE your site SO much! I get so inspired by you and the cute things you do! You are so awesome!!

March 15, 2010 11:48 PM
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Ms T said...

These are so fabulous!! And your helper is a doll. Thanks so much. These are a must do for the holidays. Just enough to let them know they are thought of during the holiday. For friends at work.

March 28, 2010 08:29 PM
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Charlotte said...

Yummy!! I made an apple pie version of these! Threw one yellow apple, about 2 tbsp of sugar, dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, splash of lemon juice, and about 1 tsp of orange marmalade to give it some hold. absolutely delicious!!

April 24, 2010 03:01 PM
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Maggie said...

I made something similar to these once and there was too much dough on mine too.

April 24, 2010 04:45 PM
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gertrude said...

i love pie! i love any pie, pumpkin,carmel, strawberry,blueberry,apple. i have a great apple pie recipe, its the only pie that has no leftovers. its great its really a apple sause recipe but all i had to do is put cornstarch, and its great! i can’t what to make it a pie pop!

April 26, 2010 03:28 PM
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Alex said...

They were delicious! I’m only 12 and FAR to lazy to make my own crust so I took one from the freezer and used cherry preserves! I LOVED them!

May 8, 2010 12:06 AM
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Alex said...

Oh, yeah, and I didn’t use the lollipop sticks. they were just too cute w/out them!

May 8, 2010 12:07 AM
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Linda said...

Made these and they turned out great….but the stick doesn’t want to stay in…any ideas?

May 21, 2010 10:11 AM
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mummabear7 said...

I wonder if a pudding center would be good. Chocolate mmmmm.

May 25, 2010 03:17 PM
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Beverly said...

How about cinnamon, butter and sugar to make it more like a cinnamon roll?

June 7, 2010 07:57 AM
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Damaris said...

this is so inspiring. I’ve been making cookie pops lately and they are such a hit. Thanks for this new idea.

June 9, 2010 06:39 PM
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Kristin said...

These are so awesome! Have you heard of Suga’ Pies? (www.sugapies.com) I just found out about them and they make gift baskets out of pies sort of like these. I think they call them lolli-pies. Genius!

June 26, 2010 03:00 PM
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Sally said...

LOVE this idea! I tried them out for the first time for July 4th! I used a rounded star cookie cutter:) They were so cute! I filled them with some homemade peach and strawberry jam that my grandmother made:) YUUM!
The only thing was that I couldnt get the sticks to stay in once they were cooked… so I ended up with tiny star pies…which were still cute:) any ideas on making the stick stick? :)
Sally

July 6, 2010 04:23 PM
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Michelle said...

You wouldn’t miss the lack of filling if you put a glaze on them. My mom used to cut left over pie crust into strips and glaze it with sugar when we were kids. It was a special treat and we loved it.

July 16, 2010 07:56 AM
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