Sweet Heart Cherry Pie Pops

Sweet heart pie pops recipe

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 3 hrs
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Servings: 15 servings

What's better than a delicious slice of cherry pie? A tiny cherry pie on a portable stick!

These little pies are an adorable and creative gift for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. They are super easy to put together and you can individually wrap them as presents, or display them standing upright, for a Valentine's party. These are also ideal for a bridal brunch!

You can replace the pie filling with strawberry or another berry pie filling. Or, if you really like to make things from scratch, you can of course make your own pie filling too! If you are pressed for time, feel free to buy store-bought pie crust. It cuts easily and is always very reliable!

Ingredients

  • Pie Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons shortening
  • 8 tablespoons butter (cold)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 4 to 8 tablespoons water (ice)
  • Pie Filling and Other Ingredients:
  • 15 lollipop sticks
  • 1 (16-ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for sweet heart pie pops
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  2. Pulse together the flour, shortening, butter, and salt in a food processor until small crumbs form. You can also do this by hand with a pastry blender.

    Use food processor
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  3. Mix vinegar with ice water. Then slowly pour water mixture into food processor while pulsing to combine with the dough. Stop when the dough forms large soft crumbs.

    Food processor
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  4. Remove dough from food processor and divide in half.

    Remove dough
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  5. Gently form the dough into a ball. Place on a piece of plastic wrap and cover. Then carefully flatten with your hand so it makes a short disk.

    Wrap dough
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  6. Repeat with the other half of the dough. It is really important not to overwork the dough, because it will become tough very easily.

    Repeat with dough
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  7. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. When you are done chilling, preheat the oven to 375 F.

  8. Remove one dough disc from the refrigerator and place it onto a floured surface. Roll into a sheet about 1/8-inch thick.  

    Roll dough
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  9. Cut out 15 circles with a biscuit cutter or a glass. 

    Cut out circle
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  10. Place the circles on a parchment lined baking sheet (you will need two sheets), alternating placing the circles on the top and the bottom of the baking sheet, leaving room for each lollipop stick. Gently press a lollipop stick into the center of each circle. 

    Add sticks
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  11. Place 1 to 2 cherries and a little bit of the syrup onto the center of each circle, covering the lollipop stick.

    Cherries
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  12. Smash each cherry gently so that it lies a little more flat. Combine the egg white and water and brush the egg white mixture around the outer edge of each circle. 

    Brush with butter
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  13. Roll out the other ball of dough and cut out 15 circles.

    Circles in dough
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  14. Cut out hearts from the center of each circle with a small heart cookie cutter. If you don't have one, you can also cut slits instead. 

    Add hearts
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  15. Place the heart circle over each pie circle on the baking sheet. Crimp the edges with the end of a fork. Repeat until all of the crusts are complete.  

    Put crust over
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  16. Brush the top of each pie pop with the egg white mixture. 

    Brush with butter
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  17. Sprinkle a little of the granulated sugar over each pie. 

    Add sugar
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  18. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned. 

    Place in oven
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  19. Allow to cool slightly and serve!  

    Sweetheart pie pops
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