How to make: Blueberry pie pops

Blueberry Pie Pops

pie pops

The origin of blueberry pie goes back to the early American settlers, who have passed down heirloom blueberry pie recipes from generation to generation. In America, states like Michigan and Oregon are known for their abundance of blueberries; Maine adores the small, round, blue fruit so much that blueberry pie is the state’s official dessert.

Put the pastry on a floured work surface and roll out to a 3-mm thickness. Stamp out 48 pastry rounds using the larger cookie cutter. Stamp out 6 small holes (as shown) out of 24 of the rounds using the other cookie cutter. Put all of the rounds back in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes.

To make the filling, put the blueberries and lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside for at least 20–30 minutes. Mix the cornflour, sugar and salt together in a separate bowl and add to the blueberries. Toss to fully incorporate.

Add the butter to the mixture and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF) Gas 5.

Take the pastry rounds from the fridge, coat with egg wash and lay out on a baking sheet 2.5 cm apart. Put a cake pop stick in the middle of the plain pastry rounds, then add 1–2 tablespoons of the blueberry filling. Top each with a decorated pastry round and seal the edges of the pies by crimping the pastry with a fork. Brush all the pies with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes, or until golden brown.

If the filling is runny, turn off the oven when done and let them cool as the oven cools down. Take care when serving as the filling may be hot.

 


 

 

Makes 24

  • 2 quantities of shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten, mixed with 30 ml/2 tablespoons milk for egg wash
  • granulated sugar for sprinkling

    Blueberry Filling

  • 500 g fresh blueberries, washed and stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed
    lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 170 g granulated sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 30 g very cold butter, diced
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

    You will need

  • a 7.5-cm round cookie cutter
  • a round micro cookie cutter
  • 24 cake pop sticks

piesThese and more great recipes are featured in Pie Pops, by Carol Hilker

Extract taken from Pie Pops, by Carol Hilker, published by Ryland Peters. Photography by Steve Painter.

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

Hearts full of fruit
Recipes & Food
Hearts full of fruit
Hearts full of fruit These almondy hearts have been the answer to our search...
Recipes & Food
Tips for kids party food to wow guests
Tips for kids party food to wow guests  Getting the food right at your...
Party coming up? Try this lemon cake
Recipes & Food
Party coming up? Try this lemon cake
Party coming up? Try this lemon cake Method Preheat oven to 180˚C (350˚F...
Chocolate beet cupcakes
Recipes & Food
Chocolate beet cupcakes
Chocolate beet Cupcakes If there is one way to get kids to eat beetroot, it...

email block

tips-for-new-mums-how-to-enjoy-christmas-partiesNew Mum

5 tips for new mums: how to enjoy Christmas parties

Christmas the most wonderful time of the year, however, it can be hectic for new mums. With so many festivities...
marine-lloris-precious-momentsCelebrity & Lifestyle

Marine Lloris: "I really like the fact that my girls need me!"

Marine Lloris, founder and owner of Manège en Sucre, a childrenswear fashion and accessories brand, shares her precious parenting moments
how-to-relieve-cramp-in-your-feet-when-pregnantPregnancy

How to relieve cramp in your feet when pregnant?

Foot cramp during pregnancy can occur as a result of tight muscles in your legs or back. Find out what...
win-a-baby-bottle-feeding-starter-set-from-nuby-worth-90Win

Win a baby bottle feeding starter set from Nuby worth £90

We've teamed up with Nuby to help you get your baby ready for the bottle. We're offering one lucky winner...
win-one-of-three-izmi-baby-toddler-carriersWin

Win one of Three Izmi Baby Toddler Carriers

We've teamed up with Izmi Baby to offer three lucky Gurgle fans the chance to win a super comfy, safe...
win-a-family-holiday-for-four-to-corsica-worth-over-5-500Win

Win a family holiday for four to Corsica worth over £5,500

Dreaming of a summer family holiday already? We're offering you the chance to take your little ones on the holiday...