In honor of the Olympic ceremonies I decided to make raspberry pie pops. The sweet alternative to a big slice of pie. These little treats on a stick would make a great 4th of July centerpiece that kidlets would love. (I know the holiday has passed but you can file this away for next years 4th of July if you'd like.)
Simple to make:
I made a Pate Brisee. Then used a star cookie cutter and some homemade, raspberry freezer jam for the filling. If you try these for yourself make sure to roll the pate brisee as thinly as possible without compromising the dough. Only add a little filling because you want to be able to seal the edges neatly without the jam leaking out. The object is to get a nice balance of filling to dough. To sweeten things up a bit you could add a milk wash and a sprinkle of sugar to the dough before putting them in the oven. These cookie sticks worked perfectly. I pressed them down into the bottom star, then added filling followed by the top star. Using a fork I pressed all the edges to seal them up.
You can see the wee one couldn't resist. I did make her wait a bit so I could get this picture. Shortly after, her brother snitched one too! My oldest really liked the alternative to a piece of pie. All kids like little novelties.
Sticking with a red, white and blue theme I cut some cotton string and tied it around each pop. Adding a piece of foam inside a little tin bucket and then filling it with shredded craft paper made the cutest little display for these edible stars. Because I made two pate brisee and had some additional blueberries on hand I made a pie. Blue pie, red pie pops!
This is where we went to pick our raspberries.
Raspberry-Sour Cream Crumb Cake anyone?
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