last night, erin made pie pops! adapted from the amazing food blog luxirare, who had the genius invention of making pie in bite-size form, erin made her own version. the idea came from luxirare’s desire to be “promiscuous with my food” – in order words, she doesn’t want too much of one thing, a little bit here and there – to mess around with different tastes.
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Dash salt
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 15-oz. pkg. rolled refrigerated unbaked piecrust (2 crusts)
- paper or wooden lollipop sticks
- 1 egg, separated (vegan option use egg replacer)
- 2 tsp. water
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
2. In a medium skillet, cook apples, the 1/4 cup sugar, and salt over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until apples are nearly tender, stirring occasionally. Add water to apple mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and well combined.
3. Unroll pie crusts. On a lightly floured surface, roll each crust to however big you want – then cut out the shapes
4. Arrange the cutouts on the prepared baking sheet. Press a lollipop stick firmly into the center of each dough cutout. Spoon a scant tablespoon of filling in the center of each cutout.
5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on the baking sheet. makes 10 pops.
in luxirare’s own words: “I want to eat pie, but I don’t want a whole slice- I want to try other flavors too, but for just a little, and move onto another. 50 calories or less, no guilt. Eating pie slices makes me feel fat. Lolipop-Pies, perhaps this would work. Rotating flavors. Grab and go. In and out. Blackberry, pumpkin, apple, banana…my favorites. You see I am very slutty about my food.”