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!


Sprinkle a pinch of flour onto the 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 :)


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.

Betsy said...

I’m thinking if I use a slightly larger circle for the top than for the bottom, I can fit more filling in. Knew those nesting cookie cutters would come in handy someday!

July 28, 2010 03:32 PM
Jennae said...

Why did I not find your site sooner?! You have the cutest and most delectable treats I’ve seen! I can’t wait to try this one out with my little cousins. They will absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and experiences!

August 17, 2010 09:12 PM
Valerie said...

Saw these in a Bridal magazine but they didn’t show how to make them. Can’t wait to try them!! Thanks for the recipe and pictures!

September 7, 2010 05:07 PM
Krystal said...

Wow, SERIOUSLY genius idea, I love the little hearts, remind me of the red Queen ad her jam tarts :P tart pops? lol pop tarts!!

September 10, 2010 02:49 PM
Anonymous said...

thats a great idea!!!!

September 14, 2010 03:58 PM
Anonymous said...

oh the hearts are way too cute!

September 26, 2010 09:04 PM
Esther said...

There are great! I have just started making the various pops… Does anyone have any ideas for how to serve these standing up?

September 28, 2010 05:25 PM
Lauren said...

These are beyond wonderful! I saw them over at Ritzy Bee and had to feature these on my blog as well!

October 1, 2010 09:45 PM
courtney said...

I want to make these for halloween, but pumpkin pie. should i just use the recipe on the back of libbys? or will it be to runny?

October 2, 2010 07:59 PM
Cynthia said...

Know what’d be good???
Teeny Tiny Shephard’s Pies!!!
Think -Thanksgiving leftovers…MMMMM!

October 14, 2010 02:27 PM
B.W baker said...

OMG!! They are so cute ! Love them! Thanks for the recipe ! Sure i would try them out!! I have a little question… U can bake tose lollipop sticks?

October 15, 2010 10:42 AM
KatherineC said...

I just did these in heart & bear shapes for my sister’s baby shower and she was blown away!

I made my own home-made pie filling the night before assembling the pops so when they all came together, it tasted just like Nannie’s home made apple pie!

Delish! and a total baby shower hit! Thanks for a great idea and your amazing site! :)

October 25, 2010 12:31 AM
ameera said...

that thing is soooo great
but can anyone help me in the pie dough plz?

November 8, 2010 05:46 PM
imogenetilden said...

So glad I found this! Some friends and I are hosting “Thanksgiving on a Stick” and I vowed to make pies on a stick. Thinking about using a ravioli mold to do this though. I think it will allow for a little more filling in each of the pies and less squishing of the “juice” :)

November 11, 2010 04:34 PM
Aubree said...

I just stumbled upon your site a couple of days ago and I am OBSESSED! I am ‘artsty-fartsy’ as my friends say, and LOVE to bake, so your clever ideas are right up my ally!! (Plan on making your Elmo cake pops next week for my daughter’s birthday) And have these adorable little pie pops baking in my oven this very second! Wanted to share an idea for identifying different pops with different flavors: I took markers and colored a coordinating color band of color for each different flavor. (orange for pumpkin pie, red for cherry, etc…) and it looks cute too! =) Thanks again for all of your creative ideas! Keep them coming!!

November 21, 2010 12:00 PM
steph said...

these are so cute! i tried to replicate them last night (i made pecan pie pops), but unfortunately they aren’t as adorable – the filling leaked out everywhere!

November 23, 2010 10:48 AM
marilyn said...

I made these last year for Christmas and I plan on making them again this year. I thought the crust to filling ratio was perfect.. although if I remember correctly I rolled the dough thin but not to thin and I cut the circles a little bigger. Oh and I just made them into pie bites, I didn’t use the sticks…

I just used store bought pie dough and canned pie filling. This year I might use the suggestion of placing a Hershey’s kiss in the middle.

December 13, 2010 01:14 AM
Tamika said...

This is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I am not much of a baker but feel so inspired to go home and try this. Hope it works out for me.

December 14, 2010 12:35 PM
Izzi said...

Those look super cute! I’ve got to try them! They look super easy!

P.S. I love the site and book.

December 30, 2010 04:34 PM
Jenna said...

You by far have the most creative ideas out there! I LOVE your site!! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

January 12, 2011 12:35 AM
Abby said...

These are so cute! I need to make these one day.

February 21, 2011 05:11 PM
Amy G. said...

I made these with my daughters this morning (ages 6 and 7) and we had a blast!! I think we’ll be attempting pie pops with their Girl Scout troops next :)

March 6, 2011 08:11 PM
Bakerella fan said...

Awesome! My school is having a pi day I am going to bring these! lol!

March 7, 2011 05:17 PM
Bakerella fan said...

Awesome! My school is having a pi day I am going to bring these! lol!

March 7, 2011 05:17 PM
A. Cole said...

OMG yum

March 7, 2011 09:42 PM
carrie said...

cute. I love them

April 3, 2011 06:21 PM
chauna said...

wow!! dessert pops are so revolutional…
what’s next, pancakes or cheesecake? lol

June 20, 2011 06:06 PM
Billie Stanton said...

Loved the idea of pie pops I just posted a link on my blog I hope you don’t mind. Soooooo…. Cute…..

June 28, 2011 08:14 PM
Billie Stanton said...

You are right more filling!!!

June 29, 2011 10:37 AM
mercedes said...

yo quiero todoooooo!

July 10, 2011 02:23 PM
fairytaylz said...

I was thinking if you iced one side and added sprinkles, they’d be like mini pop-tarts on a stick.

July 27, 2011 09:24 PM
debbie said...

I suggest to have more filling in the pie pops you should make the top crust a size bigger so you have room for extra filling ….

August 2, 2011 06:57 PM
lauren said...

why do you have to coat it in egg white? sorry im a kid. dont know

August 17, 2011 08:10 PM
kandeel said...

omg i love love loVE LOVE <3 PIE!!!!

August 18, 2011 06:36 PM
KatinAK said...

Think I will try a savory duo like ham and cheese and a pepperoni and marinara. For lunch or snack time at home. I will be making them for sure. Thanks for the idea will try the sweet ones too. Thank you so much.

September 11, 2011 04:06 PM
romina said...

these are great! thanks!
i never made pies (??) i need the recipe for the dough. thanks

September 13, 2011 04:50 AM
Bethany (daughter) said...

thx sooooooo much im using these for my fundraiser and should be a great hit im actually using a apple carmel filling which i like more than cherry thanx :)

September 23, 2011 08:24 PM
Christy said...

I want to make these for my friend’s birthday, but her favorite pie is lemon. How could I make a filling that would be thick enough for the pie pop?

October 22, 2011 02:05 PM
Nikki said...

I love this idea. I wonder if you could use filo dough?

November 3, 2011 05:42 PM
FRED said...


November 15, 2011 10:30 PM
Wendy said...

I saw these done on a food show the other night. After brushing with egg wash the instructor sprinkled the dough with sugar. The filling they used was cream cheese and pumpkin pie spices.

November 18, 2011 11:03 AM
Kerri said...

I made my first attempt this evening. Glad I tried them out first before jumping in to serve them somewhere. I had a hard time getting the dough to stick together and I found the Pillsbury pie dough a little on the bland side it could have used something to make it sweeter. My kids loved them and had no complaints! Will try again and hope I do better. Might try with chocolate pie next time. Thanks for the idea.

November 18, 2011 09:47 PM
ali j said...

Love this idea! I am going to to bake a bunch of these for a thanksgiving get together this week! Such a wonderful size for the children.

November 19, 2011 01:53 AM
Diane said...

I have been making these recently…and I may have “solved” the crust/filling ratio issue…I use graduated round cutters…using a slightly smaller one for the “bottom” and the next larger one for the “top.” This way you can put a little bit more filling inside and still have them match up when you go to seal them.

November 19, 2011 08:00 PM
cupcake obbsesed said...

i actually recently read about a pie pop maker machine sort of thing but the home made way looks alot alot better thanks again bakerella you always have the most wonderfull mouth watering treats

November 19, 2011 11:44 PM
Jill Verbick-OLeary said...

I made these and they were such a big hit. Thanks for the idea and the great tutorial.

November 29, 2011 07:01 PM
Anonymous said...

pie have never looked so cute befor! ? awww x3

November 30, 2011 07:22 AM
Streetwear Clothes said...

Wow these are adorable!!

December 12, 2011 01:40 PM
silvina said...

HI! I´m from Argentina, I really love your job.I love cook and specially make cakes.
I have a question for you, what do you do with the lollipops sticks, when you put them in the oven? because I think they are plastic lollipops sticks. If you can, tell me how to do.
Thanks and congratulation, your Job is fantastic!

January 20, 2012 07:27 AM
avw303 said...

What if you made the pie crusts- sealed them and left a small opening on the bottom and used a pastry bag with filling to get more filling inside then inserted the stick and sealed the bottom? Sorry if this was already posted!

January 22, 2012 02:57 AM
Lorena Loya said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing this beauty pop pie recipe! I wondering if the stik keeps firm when is already cooked. (sorry if I have mistakes, I´m from México and sometimes English grammar is not for me, hahahaha) Thanks and have a very nice day!!!!

February 2, 2012 04:56 PM
Lorena Loya said...

What kind of doug did U used? I don´t know how to say in english but it looks like “hojaldre” can you tell me pleas where can I get the doug recipe? Thanks :)

February 2, 2012 05:07 PM
Danielle said...

May I pin this on Pinterest, with full credit to you of course?

March 11, 2012 12:40 AM
celine @ Le blog de Celinou said...

waou!!! I love this idea. I’ll try it for sur! Merci

March 12, 2012 09:27 AM
bacon said...

is there no recipe?

March 13, 2012 05:40 PM
Prae said...

Hi, What is the mixture of dough. What is the ingredients??

March 17, 2012 05:11 PM
Tiffaney said...

Thought you might be interested in these pops

March 20, 2012 09:14 AM
Lynn said...

These are super cute….cannot wait to make these with my nieces!

March 20, 2012 05:32 PM
ICFashionChic said...

Love the idea for these. I know I’m a little late, wish I had’ve discovered these before but none the less. Thank you!!!!

March 21, 2012 11:51 AM
Rachel said...

Can you do this with other types of pie fillings? Like apple? Apple is my favorite.

March 22, 2012 03:03 AM
kiralovesdogs said...

I was on the Babycakes site and they have casme up with a pie pop maker. It reminded me of this post,

March 23, 2012 09:47 PM
Sara said...

Amazing, how after 2+ yrs, a post gets new life. Found you thru a pin, from a friend, on pintrest.(charming rhyme! Ha). I love this idea. In my head, I’m a craft-making,baking,cooking fool thanks to pintrest. But these I think I might actually have to try for real! Can’t be any worse for me, than the Paula Deen recipe I cooked the other night. LOL. Thanks for the share! :)

March 28, 2012 04:37 PM
claire said...

i am soooooo gonna try this tomorrow hopefully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it!

March 30, 2012 03:42 AM
Titia said...

Geared of some machine that makes these… Put in dough circle, spoonful of filling and add other dough circle. Sounds cool

April 20, 2012 11:04 PM
Barbara said...

I bet you that these would also be wonderful with a chicken pot pie filling as an appetizer :)

May 6, 2012 01:10 PM
Cthulhu's Dungeon said...

First I’d. Like to thank you for teaching me how to make cake pops. Without you my store might not exist. I do more than cake pops. I do cute monster everything. Hats, truffles, gloves, ornaments, etc. The cake pops came first. :) Now you give me the perfect pie pop recipe. Which I had been looking for a good one for an event I’m catering. So thank you very much.

May 7, 2012 06:58 AM
Kaitlyn said...

Just made these. They’re amazing!

May 22, 2012 11:11 PM
Bailey Age 10 said...

i am definantly making these. perfect for our ucoming family picnic.poppy pie. pop pie. pie pop. popity pop pie.this doesnt look to hard. i love pie and where did you get your cookie cutter?

July 22, 2012 11:22 AM
S said...

Made these for my boyfriend on a special occasion.. I made my own dough and used nuttela filling instead of fruits. They turned out super cute and yummy! Thanks, bakerella!

August 4, 2012 04:25 AM
jen said...

i love them

August 4, 2012 11:28 AM
Tiffaney Ivey said...

I can not wait to make these!!!

August 13, 2012 03:47 PM
Hey i see you said...

I shall try these today but instead of cherries I am going to use dulce de leche :)

August 22, 2012 02:50 PM
Rebekah Curfman said...

Do the lollipop sticks not burn in the oven or do you have to use a certain kind?

August 22, 2012 09:03 PM
Jessica said...

I’ve made a variety of these pie pops and they always turn out great! My only issue is that once I package the pops (in cellophane bags) they turn soggy. Did you have this issue? If so, do you know how to fix it?

Thanks so much!


August 28, 2012 10:26 AM
sierra said...

Well, three years later–

I just made these bad boys (with huckleberries), and to get my homemade pie crust ultra thin I put it through a pasta machine. Super easy, consistent results :) Do it!

October 7, 2012 03:31 PM
Josalyn said...

This looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try it!!!

October 21, 2012 01:09 PM
sarah said...

I think I would sprinkle or drizzle a little powder sugar or some icying over them.

November 23, 2012 03:46 PM
Tien said...

Very good!

November 26, 2012 12:55 AM
Sheena said...

Could you freeze them once baked? Or do you think it would be better to freeze them unbaked and then bake right before using?

December 29, 2012 10:14 PM
Natascha said...

They look devine!!! What type of dough did you use though? Do you have a receipe?

April 22, 2013 03:42 PM
rosy winchester said...


July 1, 2013 03:32 PM
Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips said...

I made these for a Fourth of July picnic at the Eiffel Tower! So easy and cute! Everyone LOVED them!

July 10, 2013 08:07 AM
Sarah said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the recipe! You’ve made one of our favorites finally seem simple! Mmmm, breakfast! I had featured u in the post of Top 7 Wonderful & Delicious Pie Recipes on AllFreshRecipes. I‘ll pay attention to ur updating recipes!

July 11, 2013 08:59 PM
Maria Helena Bolzoni said...

Good Day,

I would like to get the recipe of this mass, if possible?

Thank you,

Maria Helena Bolzoni

August 29, 2013 07:24 AM
Maria Helena Bolzoni said...

Good Morning,

My name is Mary Ellen, I am Brazilian, and would like to get the recipe of this folder peach pies, if possible.

Thank you,

Maria Helena Bolzoni

August 29, 2013 07:29 AM
Susan said...

It looks easy,maybe i should try it. Thank you for sharing.

Hope you won’t mind i recommend you one baking tool,the silicone brush.

September 6, 2013 01:25 AM
Sue B. said...

Hi – i’ve been making pie pops/mini pies forever – my family and friends love them for get togethers. Here is my question – My crust is great the day I make them but its gets to softer after a day or two is there anything you can do to prevent this? I would love to make these a day or two in advance without getting a softened crust.
Any help would be appreciated

September 26, 2013 09:23 AM
Bailey said...

Yikes! I cooked them for the right amount of time and they were very golden brown but when I bit into it the next day it was very doughy and tasteless! None of my friends or family liked them and they were soggy and gross. Make sure you bake these until they’re VERY crispy before taking them out of the oven.

February 28, 2014 03:45 PM
Lydia said...


March 28, 2014 03:52 PM
Terri said...

Great for pepperoni slices and piece of cheese..close up and dip in sauce…yummy

May 6, 2014 02:34 AM
Joanna said...

They look delicious! How long will they keep fresh? And how is the best way to store them???

August 8, 2014 05:18 PM
Rohn Gupta said...

really such a nice idea. i will try it

August 18, 2014 04:15 PM
arif ansari said...

wow yummy, nice post

August 18, 2014 04:17 PM
Peco Nogueira said...

How the stick does not burn in the oven?

August 23, 2014 09:07 AM
joan urgelles said...

Is the lollipop stick doesn’t melt if u put it on d oven?

February 16, 2015 12:42 AM
Madeline Morcelo said...

We are going to make these using a Mickey Mouse head cookie cutter for my granddaughter’s 1st birthday. Thanks, thanks, thanks so much for this idea! Love it!

June 10, 2015 11:05 AM
christine said...

What cookie cutter size did you use? I used a 3 1/4″ one and the popsicle sticks didn’t hold. Any suggestions? Thanks! I love them and really want to make it work!

September 5, 2015 12:51 PM
Topan Jubel said...

Wow… it’s looks delicious pie… I like it

November 4, 2015 09:28 PM
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