We have become obsessed with making hand-sized pie pockets. The kids say they taste like "high quality pop tarts." Since I don't like Pop Tarts (gasp), I think our creations taste like, well, a pocket of pie. Both sides of the crust are crispy; the filling hot & messy. Just…oh-my-goodness, good.
Here's how we made our pie pockets:
- pie crust (your own, or storebought)
- pie filling (your own, or a can of filling – we used blueberry and cherry)
- egg or egg white
- Roll out the pie crust
- Cut circles with a glass or a canning lid (anything circular; or, honestly, you could just cut squares)
- Blob a bit of filling into the center of each circle
- Add a pie crust "lid"
- Press down on the edges with a fork or your fingers to seal the pocket
- Brush with egg or egg white (or even just butter) – this makes the crust crispy & a pretty brown
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes until golden brown
That's it! Be careful, they are very hot when they come out of the oven.
Note: In the photo, you'll see lollipop sticks. We tried to make pie lollies, but they were too top-heavy, and the sticks were kind of annoying to deal with while eating. Also, you'll see sprinkles. My teen gal (pictured) thought of this; some of the kids liked them; some of us thought they were too hard. This recipe idea originally came from BettyCrocker.com