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Teach Kids to Cook: Apple-Berry Pie Pops

-3Apple-Berry Pie Pops

 A fun recipe to teach kids to cook is Apple Berry Pie Pops. Check our tips for teaching kids to cook for ways to implement your little ones in the kitchen so all the family can cook and play with love!

Ingredients for 24 Pops

 

3  apples (such as Golden Delicious and/or McIntosh), peeled and cut into ¼-inch pieces

½ cup raspberries

3  tablespoons granulated sugar

1  tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1  tablespoon unsalted butter

2  teaspoons all-purpose flour, plus  more for dusting

¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

2  14-ounce packages refrigerated pie dough

1  large egg, beaten

Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

 

Toss apples, raspberries, granulated sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl.  Melt the butter in a medium skillet oven medium heat.  Add the fruit mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft and raspberries break down, 8 to 10 minutes.  Sprinkle in the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until the juices begin to thicken, about 1 minute; set side to cool completely.

 

Preheat the oven to 375 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Unroll the pie dough on a lightly floured surface.  Cut out 2 ½-inch rounds with a cookie cutter or glass (you should get about 48 rounds).  Arrange half of the rounds on the prepared baking sheets, put a rounded teaspoonful of filling in the center of each.  Brush the edges of the dough with water, then top with the remaining dough rounds, crimping the edges together with a fork to seal.

 

Brush the pies with the beaten egg and sprinkle in turbinado sugar.  Cut a small X in the center of each to allow steam to escape.  Transfer to oven and bake until golden, 22 to 24 minutes.  Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then insert a lollipop stick into each.  Let cool completely.  Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.

 

Cook, Eat & Play with Love,

 

Chef Toni

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