blueberry pie…on a stick

17 | February 21, 2011

This post is dedicated to my little brother that is currently stationed in Afghanistan and who’s proven theory in life is that everything tastes better on a “steeeek.” Sorry, it’s an inside joke.

I saw these many years ago in a little bakery in Dallas and the idea has stuck in my head since then. It wasn’t until this past weekend when we were spending time at the ranch that I remembered these little delights. My mother-in-law had taken Mia to the neighboring ranch for a visit and upon their return my 2 year-old little girl had a new word, bue-bery-pie. I didn’t have to decipher what she was saying because the evidence of her new found word was smeared all over her face. And that’s when I remembered, pie on a stick and jumped in the kitchen when we returned home.

Buttery, flaky, sweet, and perfect for those little hands without a huge bue-berry-pie mess.

Blueberry Pie Sticks makes 15

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, organic if possible
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 2 store bought pie dough crusts for a 9″ pie
  • flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg white
  • 15 lollipop sticks

Preheat oven 375°F.

In a bowl, combine blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, vanilla extract, lemon juice and salt. Stir well and set aside.

Dust a clean work surface with flour and roll out one pie dough crust. With a size-able cookie cutter, about 2″ to 4″ in diameter, press into the dough and cut out a shape in the dough. Make sure for every shape you cut that you have one to match. Each “pie on a stick” uses two pie crust shapes. Place on an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper if you have any. By the way, will someone remind me to please go to Gourmet Gallery and grab some parchment paper please! I keep forgetting.

Repeat with the other pie crust dough. You will have to gather, roll, and cut with the cookie cutter a couple of times to use all of the dough.

Place the lollipop sticks into the center of each piece of pie crust dough on the baking sheet.

Place a small teaspoon of the blueberry mixture into the center.

Top with a matching pie crust and crimp the edges with a fork or a lollipop stick making sure all edges are sealed. Brush with top of the pie crust with egg white.

Place in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the the crust is golden. Once finished, remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

It’s like a little bite of blueberry awesomeness. I can’t wait to make more with many different fillings and before you ask, I’m sure you can use store-bought pie filling. I didn’t because I didn’t want all of the excess sugar and corn syrup that those tend to have but if I was in a hurry and wanted to make these for a party I might try it. If you do though, be careful about how much “syrup” from the pie filling that you add to avoid leakage.

num, num, num, num, num, num! Pie on a stick is awesome and I almost ate them all! Thankfully, it was my neighbor’s birthday and I gave the majority to him.

Mia approved.

    Comments

  • Shell


    Wow, these look amazing!

  • LIZ


    These are so fun!
    I might make them for a wedding shower!

  • elise m


    Holy Moly! You are something!

  • parker


    I’m going to make these soon!

  • alicia


    Ahh! These are great! I love the photo of your Mia! She’s so cute.

  • Mark


    What have you done, lady? These are amazing. I have some apples I’m going to make these with! Yum.

  • Harper


    You can’t see it but I’m jumping up and down and drooling. It’s a wild mess over here.

  • katy


    Uh. awesome. Can’t wait to try!

  • Micha


    I might make these for my 3 year olds birthday party coming up. Do you think they will work with chocolate?

  • hogsatemysister


    Mia’s eyes are to die for! And these pies on a steeeek could possibly lead to world peace.

  • Jenn@eatcakefordinner


    I just found your blog through the “top 100 list” – Congrats!! These are such a cute idea and a great way to use up leftover pie crust!

  • ChristineMarie


    Fantastic idea!!

    And MANY MANY thanks to your little brother for his service!! <3

  • Julie Josephson


    Could these be made a day ahead for a large party?

  • sof


    I love these..looks so yummy..Can I prepare these few days before Thanksgiving day and bake it the morning of Thanksgiving day. Or even bake them a day before. Also can I leave them in the room temp. Thanks alot

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      I would only make these up to a day ahead. You can leave them at room temp and gently reheat them in the oven before serving. Good question!

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