I made these earlier this week for my 2nd annual Halloween party and they turned out really cute. Ideally I would have liked to do pumpkin pies but you can only have so many pumpkin foods at one party.
Pecan Pie Pops:
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp butter- melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 cups crushed pecans
- 2 roll out pie crusts
First, mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla together in a large bowl.
Next, add in crushed pecans and mix again. The pecans will end up rising to the top but you can stir occasionally to mix them back up. Put the mixture in the fridge while you prepare your crusts. This will give it time to thicken.
To make the crusts I used the roll-out refrigerated pie crusts that come in a pack of two and they worked fine for this purpose. I rolled them out one at a time and started poking out small circles. A round cookie cutter would be useful here but I couldn’t justify buying one that I will probably never use again. I just used a lid to a bottle of vitamins instead and it worked fine. Try to make them as close together as possible so you don’t waste any crust.
Now it’s time to start assembling your pies. First place one lollipop stick (available at any craft store) on top of one of your pie crusts.
Next use a small spoon to scoop some of your filling onto your pie crust. This is where things start to get messy (which is why pumpkin pie would probably be easier). I found that the best method is to first scoop on mostly pecans and then drizzle on some of the gooey stuff to avoid major dripping.
Quickly grab another crust and place it on top od the filling, pressing down around the edges. If a little bit of filling drips out that is ok.
Finally, use an extra lollipop stick to go around and press into the edges to form a seal and to make them look like real pies.
Bush each side with egg whites for that golden flaky pie crust look, sprinkle with sugar, and back at 350 for about about ten minutes, flipping half way. They should come out looking golden brown and completely adorable. I served mine in a cup so they almost looked like a vase full of miniature pies- very cute.
PS you will definitely have extra crust and filling so what I did was just roll out the crust, throw it in a pie pan and dump in the filling for an extra pie to enjoy at home…can’t beat that!