I’ve made pie pops before so when I had ripe peaches I knew just what to do. Who can resist mini pies on a stick?? And for that matter who would want to. It’s downright un-American. So for your next end of the summer distanced party/mini-gathering (we are in a pandemic folks), these are a super fun menu addition. I hope you enjoy!
Peach Pie Pops
1 pre-made refrigerated pie crust
1 cup diced peaches
1/4 cup brown sugar
Wooden skewers/4 inch lollipop sticks/popsicle sticks
2 1/2 inch circular cookie cutter (you can also use a glass)
Preheat the oven to 425F. Lightly flour a clean countertop and layout your pie dough. Cut dough into 2 1/2 inch circles (you will need 2 for each pie pop). For the pie pops you can do any fold/crust you can on a regular pie (ex: lattice crust/cutouts). After the first round of cutting, collect the remaining dough and re-roll using as much flour as necessary. Cut your circles until no dough remains.
Next, arrange half of the circles onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Press your skewers/sticks into the dough (at least covering 1 inch of dough).
In a small bowl, combine peaches and brown sugar. Mix until combined. Spoon a little less than a tablespoon of filling into the center of your pie crusts. Lay the top circular crust on top of the pop. If you are cutting any shapes out of the top (ex: circle, star) do so before you lay it on top. Also if you are doing a lattice top, arrange it on your counter first. Then use a lightly floured spatula to top your pop. Seal around the edge of each pop by gently pressing with your fingers and then using a lightly floured fork for markings.
Next, in a small bowl whip your egg with a tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. This is an important step that separates pale pie crusts from deliciously golden ones. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of all your pie pops with egg wash. Then sprinkle a little sugar on top of the crust to finish.
Bake in the center of the oven for about 10 minutes. Remove when the crust is cooked through and a beautiful golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.