Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Heart Shaped Strawberry Pie Pops

                                                 Heart Shaped Strawberry Pie Pops
 I love making pie pops for special occasions   ....
I decided to make these Hearty Valentine Treats for my office staff !

  • Your favorite store bought pie crust (I'm using brand: Immaculate ready to bake Pie crust )
  • Flour for rolling dough
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 large egg, (Beaten for egg wash)
  • Water- to seal pie crust together
  • Strawberry  Jam (Option you can add chocolate chips or  Nutella to the jam for extra goodness)
  • Red Sugar sprinkles
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Heart cookie cutter


                                   Before starting, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
   Start by rolling out your dough until it’s smooth and even, roughly 1/4″ thick. 
 Once your dough is rolled out, use your cookie cutter to cut out as many hearts as you can. Recombine the scraps of dough and repeat until you have  a whole bunch of little dough hearts.

                                               Line the hearts on a non stick baking pan .
 Leave enough space in between each heart so they don't bake into each other .
                                            I'm using Duncan Hines Strawberry filling
                                                  that has chunks of real strawberry .
 I place the filling in  food processor   
                                                                          to blend 
                                          all the strawberries to a smooth & thick texture.
                                                        Spoon the Strawberry filling
                                                  in the center of half of the hearts.

                                                   Place a lollipop stick on each crust.
                                                 Press the sticks into the dough.
                              Using your fingertip dab water around the edges of the heart.
                                                    This creates a seal for the top crust.
                                            Now place the remaining  hearts  on top
                                                    and seal both crust together .
                                              Don't worry if some of the filling is showing
                                                                 around the edges .
                                                                 With a tooth pick
    Poke about 5 holes into the crust so the hearts don't puff out while baking .
                                                       Combine the  turbinado sugar
                                                       with the red sugar sprinkles .

                                                        Mix until all is combined .

                                   Brush a bit of egg wash on top  of the crust of the heart
                                          This gives the crust a golden color and shine

                                           as well as to allow the sugar to stick to the crust.
                                                                 Ready to Bake .

                                                      Place in the oven and Bake

                                                                for 18 minutes .
                                                          Take out of the oven
                                          and let cool before wrapping in treat bags.

                                      I  added Valentine Ribbon for that special touch.


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