Fabulous Freelancer Foodie Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Pops

Add a bit of whimsy to your seasonal treats with this comforting and creative pumpkin pie pops recipe!

Note: the original version of this recipe appeared in the October, 2020 edition of Relish.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of canned pumpkin purée
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 large, divided eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 2 packages (about 14 ounces each) of refrigerated pie crust dough at room temperature
  • A 3-inch cookie cutter in a pumpkin shape
  • 24 wooden popsicle sticks
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

Directions:

  1. Heat the pumpkin purée and the pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool in a bowl until it reaches room temperature.
  3. Whisk in 1 egg, the honey, and the salt, then chill the mixture in the refrigerator.
  4. Place the prepared dough on a floured surface and roll it out to 1/8-inch thickness.
  5. Cut out 48 pumpkin shapes with the cookie cutter.
  6. Use a sharp knife to cut out jacko‘-lantern faces from 24 of the shapes.
  7. Refrigerate all of the dough shapes for 30 minutes.
  8. Place a wooden stick in the middle of each plain pumpkin shape.
  9. Add, just above and around the wooden stick, 2 tablespoons of the pumpkin filling.
  10. Top this with a jack-o’-lantern face, and use a fork to seal the edges.
  11. Whisk the remaining 1 egg with milk and brush it onto the top of each pumpkin pie pop.
  12. Place the pumpkin pie pops on bake-safe parchment paper and bake them in an oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes until they become golden.

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