CHERRY PIE POP (OR HAND PIE)
(or as we called them on July 4th, George Washington Cherry Pie Pops)
1 box Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust (2 crusts)
1 can Comstock More Fruit Cherry Pie Filling
Lollipop sticks (if making “pops”)
1 egg, beaten
Sugar for sanding
Gently spread one of the rolled pie crusts onto the Roul'Pat. With a rolling pin, gently roll out any creases. (no flour needed on the mat!)
Using a round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut circles of pie crust. Place the circles on the Silpat. (no oils, sprays, butter needed on the Silpat!)
In the center of each circle, place about a tablespoon of pie filling…with 2-3 cherries. Press the lollipop stick into the crust…about ½ “ .
Unroll the second pie crust. Place it on the Roul'Pat and repeat. (Note: either gently stretch this circle or use a slightly larger cutter to cut the top circle…to accommodate the cherries). Place over the first circles and seal with the tines of a fork. Cut a vent on the top of each pie! (use a knife, scissors, or the fork tines) Brush the top of the little pie with some of the beaten egg. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. (Keep an eye on the pies. Do not overbake!)
Cool for a few minutes on the Silpat before removing. Then cool on a rack.
For the display, I filled a "star" container with floral “marbles” and stuck the pies into the marbles. Worked fine!
*Any filling can be used.
**Even with all the food we had at our Independence Day celebration, not a single pie was left!!! They really were good!
***I am teaching "how to make" these pies at my Friday night cooking class. Those ladies are in for a treat!
All the products used to make these pies are from Demarle at Home...
Everyday dough cutter set...straight and fluted edges
Silicone pastry brush (l love that this has a "rest" on the handle)
Roul' Pat...perfect for rolling out pastry, creating shapes with chocolate and sugar...or as an art mat (beads will not roll off)
Silpat...made of woven glass and coated with food grade silicone. (My FAVORITE everyday tool!)
Perforated Baking Tray...aluminum baking sheet which ensures even distribution of heat.