6 June 2014

Welcome to the World of Pie Pops

Cake pops are great and all, but they've been done now - it's time to move on to something new, something fresh and exciting, it's time for - Pie Pops!

Everyone I've mentioned these to in the last week or so since images of them started appearing on my instagram and twitter have been utterly fascinated. Pie Pops. Pies on sticks. . . the possibilities are endless! Unlike cake, which is always cake, pies can be sweet or savoury, they can be fruity or meaty, they can be... anything you want them to be! 

(That's what I told myself anyway when I first spotted this fab little contraption (available from drinkstuff.com here!), knowing full well I had no intention of ever making savoury pies with it!) 

how to make the cutest pie pops with ease

Firstly, I'll admit straight up that I totally cheated the first time I used this - I bought pre-made roll out pasty, and pie filling in a tin. I know, I know,... but as it was my first time I knew I'd be gutted if I spend ages preparing ingredients just for it all to go horribly wrong. Also, I had my little helper giving me a hand, and her boundless enthusiasm doesn't quite make up for her lack of finesse in the kitchen so this just seemed like the best practice option all round!


The Pie Pop kit contains this handy little device - you use one side to cut our you pie pastry, turn it over and use it to get the professional-looking lattice design on your lids, then open it up to make the actual pies!


The instructions said to 'butter and flour the interior of the prep tool', but I'd rather conveniently just received the Dr Oetker Cake Release Spray in my Degustabox so thought I'd give that a go instead - greasing up a regular cake tin isn't really much of a challenge but this looked a bit more awkward, full of nooks and crannies, and the spray was so much easier and worked a treat - no sticking to worry about! 


Once you've sprayed your prep tool, put the pie bottom in, give it a little push to the bottom to make a 'well' for you filling. Fill it up, pop a stick in and the pastry lid on, then squish the two bits of the prep tool together. This should seal your pie, which you can then remove from the prep tool and pop onto the included baking tray (with little pie-holes to help maintain the structural integrity of your pie pop while they bake!), and repeat 'til you are all out of pasty/filling/space. They then go in the oven 'til they're all golden and delicious looking (or about 10 minutes!). 

cherry pies on sticks

Now in terms of being able to eat these off the sick without making any mess and fearing they'll fall apart after the first bite . . . they didn't do so good. But in terms of being really good fun and easy to make, as well as being a very attention-grabbing novelty item, they score very highly! 

The Tovolo Pie Pop Maker is currently only £16.99 at drinkstuff.com, and is more than worth investing in for a party-food talking point or just general dessert experimentation! 

Are you enthralled by the pie pops? Or is there something else you'd rather see on a stick?

*Item provided courtesy of drinkstuff.com who are awesome and do an incredible line in cocktail glasses and other fun things!

5 comments

  1. Such a neat little gadget!
    I'm not that fond of pies but this has me wanting to eat them by the dozen haha


    SAMI★SPOON

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  2. Oh my god!! I LOVE this!!! I want a pie pop maker!! Hmmmm sweet jam filled pie pops... Yum!! xx

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  3. Those pie pops sound so yummy and look amazing. I'm now following you on Google Plus, I'd love it if you could follow me too? http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  4. I never thought I'd say this, but I NEED a pie pop maker! It looks like yiu had a lot of fun making these. The world needs more pie.

    Gemma
    http://fleetingplanet.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Pie Pops?! Why have I never heard of this before?! Crazy, but they look amazing, would be such a good gift for someone who loves pie!
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

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