I am a “simple” fanatic so when I saw this little edible project in the September issue of BHG magazine, I just knew that it was going to be next on my list to try. Apple pie pops on a stick are a portable finger food that is perfect to take along for a bonfire, picking that perfect pumpkin at the patch, or maybe you’ll visit a State Fair this Fall and pack these along for a satisfying snack. I’m getting happy just thinking about it. I love Fall and these perfect little treats and I know you will too.
First start with any apple sweet or tart that you wish. The firmer the better.
Dice them up, place in a pan and add 1/2 cup of sugar, lemon juice and apple pie spice
Add cornstarch and water mixture and bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes
Now roll out the dough
Keep it easy…use store bought dough. Oh, and use your cutest Fall cutter. I used an apple and leaf cutter to make them look like mini apple pie“apples”!
press a cookie stick in the center and put a tablespoon or so of filling in the middle.
Using your finger, wet the outer edge of dough with water then with a fork to seal edges. Pay close attention to the area around the stick
Brush with egg to moisten or use your finger and rub with water like I did.
sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon and bake
Viola! The cutest, yummiest pies that your kids will love tucked away in their school lunchboxes. Or, you can just eat them plain and simple.
Core and peel your apples cut into small pieces. Over medium heat combine the apples, 1/2 cup of sugar, lemon juice and apple pie spice into your pan. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small cup and pour over mixture, stir and continue cooking until the mixture is Thick! Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and spray these with Pam. Unfold each pie dough sheet and using a glass or 3-inch round cookie cutter…cut 10 circles from each. Knead and re-roll the scraps as needed for more circles. Place a tablespoon of pie mixture into center of each circle and a lollipop stick, fold over and crimp or leave them round by adding a top circle, just be sure to crimp edges with a fork. Pinch the dough around the stick to make sure it is secure
In a small bowl whisk together egg yolk and water, brush it over each pop for the golden brown and flaky crust. Mix together the cinnamon and left over sugar…sprinkle over pops and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown