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I Love Pie. I also love Lollipops. The natural progression is, of course, Pie Pops! I’ve seen these types of “mini pies” around…as party favors, or part of wedding dessert tables, so I decided to finally try them out for myself. The apple pie filling was a no-brainer – it’s perfect for Fall/Winter. But the addition of the soft & gooey salted caramels was the special touch here!

These are much simpler to make than you’d think. All you need is a batch of your favorite pie dough recipe (this one is a great option), a peeled & finely diced apple or two (I used 1 apple for 6 Pie Pops), a mix of sugar & cinnamon, some basic wooden sticks (traditional popsicle sticks will also work), and your favorite store-bough soft caramels (salted or not, that’s your choice.)

Simply roll out your dough and cut out 2 circles for each Pie Pop. The size of the circles is totally up to you. Then lay the bottom circle on your lined baking sheet, place the wooden stick on top, and fill with a little pile of the sliced apple. Sprinkle the apple with a bit of the cinnamon/sugar mix & top with 2 pieces of the caramel (I cut my caramels in half.) Then top the filling with the other pie dough circle and make sure to press the edges together very well. Use a fork to press the edges even further (and to make the pretty edge pattern.) Voila! Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes. If you’d like to get extra fancy, you can brush the top circle with a little stirred egg and sprinkle it with some more cinnamon/sugar. This will give the crust a nice golden sheen and texture.

These Pie Pops are so fun & pretty to look at, but they’re even better to eat. The apple mix cooks down to a juicy & tart filling, and the soft caramels add sweetness & an extra depth of flavor. I could see these as a perfect dessert for a fun Holiday Party! I used washi tape to give the sticks a touch of color (post-baking, of course!), but you can also add some ribbon or a fun bow to dress them up a bit.

XO

{All Photos by Miss Renaissance.}

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    Alison Lewis (@alisonlewis)

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    October 31, 2012

    super super cute!

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    Lani

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    November 1, 2012

    i found you via your manicure on AstroWifey’s blog. love this post, so cute!

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      missrenaissance

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      November 23, 2012

      Aw, I’m glad you found me through Astrowifey (LOVE her!).

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    Erika Fernandez

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    November 6, 2012

    What brand sticks did you use? I’m scared to use sticks in case they burn in the oven

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      missrenaissance

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      November 7, 2012

      I have no idea what brand they were (I had them in my cupboard forever.) I do remember them just being a basic grocery store wooden stick though…no burning issue whatsoever for me :-)

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    Xixis Lalan

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    November 26, 2013

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