Heart Shaped Strawberry Pie Pops

1 Mar

    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
Note : For this recipe I  did not use Gluten-free pastry dough .
Replace recipe with any home made or  store bought Gluten -free pastry dough .

DIRECTIONS

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.

                                 Perfect 

             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.

Enjoy!

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