Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Pops and Sunflowers



Well, even though it's not technically fall yet, I can't help but usher it in as soon as September hits.  It just feels fallish.
To celebrate the season, I thought I would try my hand at making Pumpkin Pie Pops:)  I've seen pie pops all around the blogosphere and fell in love with them immediately:)
They're simple to make, taste great, and look cute!

My husband and I spent a good part of last Saturday driving through See Canyon (apple farms) and making a trip to Jack Creek Farms in Paso Robles. It was a beautiful day and at the farm I bought the perfect filling for the pie pops...

...all natural Pumpkin Spice Fruit Butter!  You could actually just eat it directly from the jar and call it good:)  I was going to bake up some pumpkin pie filling and add it to the pops, but this was so much easier!  I also grated  fresh nutmeg(above) and sprinkled it(with sugar) on the top of the pops before baking.  If you've never grated fresh nutmeg, I highly recommend it!  It smells so fresh and heavenly. Recipe at end of post.
This is just the right size snack for kids, and portion control for adults (unless you eat four of them!):)  They would be great to grab-and-go and bring along on a picnic.
And if you dress them up a bit by adding ribbon, they would make a fun little hostess gift for the holidays...just wrap a few in cellophane, tie it with a ribbon and voila! Or place them in a jar with a ribbon:)
Recipe is included at the end of this post.
 When we made it up to Jack Creek Farms we were greeted by these wonderful sunflowers.  I LOVE sunflowers!  They are my favorite flowers! Don't they just look happy?  I love, too, that they are relatively easy to grow and you can almost see it happen before your very eyes.
Isn't this one just perfect?!?

All that's missing is smiley faces:)                                                  

Pumpkin Pie Pops
Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts (14.1 oz. box)
Pumpkin filling (pumpkin butter, custard, cooked pie filling,  pudding...)
Sugar
Nutmeg, grated
popsicle sticks

Unroll the pie crust  and cut out mini crusts with 2 1/2"  round biscuit cutter.  Place one round crust on baking sheet and place popsicle stick down on the round about halfway up. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of filling in middle of each round crust, and spread around a little, but keep the filling away from the edges.  Place the other round on top of the first and seal the edges by pressing down with a fork all the way around. (I actually poked pie vents in the top of each too.) Sprinkle with the grated nutmeg/sugar mixture. Place the baking sheet in a preheated 400 degree oven and  bake for about 10 min. until edges are browned.  Makes 12-16 pops.

Welcome fall!

This post is linked up to "Tasty Tuesdays Bloghop" at A Beautiful Mess..Have a look at all the tasty links:)

37 comments:

  1. Adorable Sue!!! I have yet to come across "pie pops" in blog land...this is exciting and now my eyes will definitely be on the look out for such cute treasures. Do you place the popsicle stick into the "pie" before or after you bake them?

    Excited for Pie Pops!!! :-)

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  2. Before you bake them, Avril. Have fun!

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  3. Adorable! I love these. I can't wait to see more fall treats as we progress into the season. :)

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  4. What great pops. Love pumpking pie. These pops remind of the sunflowers. so fun. How is the foot?

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  5. Those look so yummy & they are so cute! Unfortunately in my state there is a pumpkin shortage and it's almost impossible to find :(

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  6. Sue, I love anything on a stick! They are so cute and turned out so well. I love your photos too. Joni

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  7. hmmm... I still yet have to try your pumpkin pie pops. I agree, they look so cute! I love the sunflowers, too. I've never seen one before and I am looking forward to seeing a real deal someday... :) They do look happy!

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  8. Great idea using pumpkin for these! Very cute :)

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  9. Darling idea. I don't spend enough time on the computer- yours are the first I've seen, cute as can be. I would have trouble with the portion control :)

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  10. Oh for the love of Mike... those are just too adorable. I love them!

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  11. I do NOT think I could eat just one of those! Too cute!

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  12. oh so yummy looking, I love all things pumpkin and will have to make a batch!

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  13. What a fun and original idea! I love how they turned out: a perfect welcome for fall.

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  14. Sue, you are brilliant! These are so clever! :D As for me, I'm just so excited that we're going into Spring here! :D

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  15. Those are so darling and look to cute to eat! Thanks for the recipe, I am going to make some! Thanks for your nice comments and the vote!

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  16. Those pie-lollies are TOO CUTE!

    Welcome Fall indeed!

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  17. Those pops - that is just the cutest and most wonderful idea! :) Petra

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  18. I think I would want to eat four of them! Fun idea!

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  19. Those pops are so cute and they really look delicious.

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  20. ummm.. those are seriously adorable. I have never even heard of this. What a great idea!!!

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  21. Oh my dear sweet goodness!!! Those are flippin adorable. A must have. And I might just need to share this one if that's ok. Thanks so much for linkin it up to my tasty tuesdays. Come back any time!

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  22. Just when I thought Punkin' Pie couldn't get any better.....then you go and post this DE-LISH-US recipe! Thanks for posting :)

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  23. That Pumpkin butter sounds amazing and the pie pops look so yummy! I may have to try this!
    Found you on Tasty Tuesdays!
    pathb4me.blogspot.com

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  24. These are adorable! I love the idea of pie pops...I gotta run off and make some...yum!

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  25. These are too cute!! I am going to have to make them soon!

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  26. Oh my gosh - those are too cute for words! I love them!!!

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  27. How clever. This is so great and could be so fun for any number of different recipes.

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  28. These are not only cute, but clever! I love it.

    Evelyn
    http://adventureofsuperspice.com

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  29. Too cute - how come everything looks cuter on a stick. Hope your foot is better now.

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  30. wow - love those sunflowers. so bold! now I'm dying to grow some!

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  31. I love the ribbon! Great post! www.everythinggal.com

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  32. I wish I would of seen these before Thanksgiving! awesome

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  33. Last comment on this post was 2011 and I"m commenting on 2013! I hope you see this. lol We are featuring this post today in our Pin of the Day on Pinterest and on our Facebook page in celebration of Pi Day 3.14 :)

    You rock! Susie @Bowdabra

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  34. Did you ever make them with peach?

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