Nothing says 4th of July like Apple Pie - or in this case Apple Pie Pops!
4th of July and apple pie! Yet this is no ordinary apple pie. These are Apple Pie Pops. They are a fun, quick and easy treat to make. I love the way they turned out. They are delicious and are sturdy on the stick. Now we have a perfect way to conveniently eat pie while watching fire works this year.
(makes 10-12 pies)
1 pie crust (you can find my favorite pie crust recipe here)
2 apples- pealed, and diced
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
(1 egg yolk and 1 tsp milk for wash)
Place all of the above ingredients (except for the egg yolk and milk) in a microwave safe bowl. Cook for 2 minutes on high. Stir, then cook one minute longer, or until apples are soft.
Roll out the pie crust about 1/8" thick. Cut with cookie cutters. Put approximately 1 tsp of filling in the center of each star (or whatever shape you choose).
Place a second star on top of the first with the filling. Press the edges closed with a fork.
Now place the mini pies on a baking sheet. Turn the pies upside down and press the edges again on this side with the end of a wooden skewer. Then take a wooden skewer and stick it into each pie. With your fingers press the raw pie crust around the skewer. Then cut three little slits with a sharp knife in the center of the pies.
Mix the egg yolk and 1 tsp of milk and make a wash. Brush the mixture over the pies and bake the pies at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Let cool for 15 minutes to allow the skewers to become secure in the pies.
Enjoy and have a happy 4th of July!!!
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