I am feeling very inspired by the fruits of fall! There are many delicious recipes using our fall favorites including apple. Last night my youngest and I put together this delicious apple pie desert which we are calling 'Sai Sai's Apple Pie Pops' and now have only two left. Try them out this weekend with your family and fulljoy!
-4 apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped -1/2 cup sugar -1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon -1/2 ground ginger -1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg -2 teaspoons lemon juice -Dash of salt -2 tablespoons cornstarch -4 tablespoons water -One 15 ounce package rolled refrigerated unbaked piecrust (2 crusts) -12 paper or wooden lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks -1 egg, separated -2 teaspoons water -4 tablespoons coarse sugar DIRECTIONS -Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
-In a medium skillet, cook apples with the 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, lemon juice, and salt over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until apples are nearly tender, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and 4 Tbsp. water until smooth. Add to apple mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and well combined. Mixture will thicken quickly.
-Unroll pie crusts. On a lightly floured surface, roll each crust to a 12-inch circle. Using a 3-inch round or leaf cutter, make 12 cutouts in each circle of dough.
-Arrange half of the cutouts on the prepared baking sheet. Press lollipop or popsicle stick firmly into the center of each dough cutout. Spoon a tablespoon of filling in the center of each cutout. You'll probably end up with leftover filling.
-In a small bowl whisk the egg white and 1 tsp. water until frothy. Use a pastry brush or your fingers to brush mixture around the edge of each dough shape. Place a second cutout of dough on top of the filling. Use a fork to seal the edges, taking care that dough is sealed around stick.
-Sprinkle the 4 Tbs of coarse sugar over pops.
-Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on the baking sheet. makes 12 pops. For an extra sweet treat try drizzling your pops with vanilla icing!