Miso Apple Pie Pops

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Prep: 40 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 14 to 16

Ingredients

2 U.S. Granny Smith or Fuji* apples, peeled and diced (about 3 cups/750 mL)

⅓ cup (75 mL) maple syrup

2 tsp (10 mL) white miso paste

½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon

1 tbsp (30 mL) water

2 tsp (10 mL) corn starch

1 pkg (400 g) store-bought pie crust pastry

1 egg, whisked

14-16 candy or popsicle sticks

Coarse sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Here’s a blooming’ deliciously easy and impressive idea – mini apple pies on sticks. Perfect for kids and adults, these tasty treats are great for outdoor and indoor occasions. Pick up your favourite U.S.-grown apple, store

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat; add apples, maple syrup, miso paste and cinnamon. Cook stirring frequently for 3 to 5 minutes until apples are tender and juices have cooked down. In a small bowl stir together water and cornstarch; pour into apple mix while stirring. Cook stirring until liquid is clear and thickened; about 1 minute. Spread filling onto a plate to cool.
  2. Cut pie pastry with a 3-inch (8 cm) round cookie cutter into 28 to 32 pieces (14 to 16 of each tops and bottoms), re-rolling scraps as needed. Cut small shapes or slits into pastry tops if desired.
  3. To assemble pops: place a bottom pastry round on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush lightly with egg wash. Gently press a candy stick halfway into diameter of round. Drop approximately 1 tbsp (15 mL) of apple filling into the centre and press a pastry top along the edge to seal in filling and candy stick. Brush top with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Repeat steps to make remaining pie pops.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Makes 14-16 pie pops

* Other varieties such as Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Empire, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Braeburn will work equally well.

Nutrition Facts:

PER SERVING (1/14th recipe or 1 pie pop): 150 calories, 7 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 5 g sugars, 2 g protein. %DV: 1% calcium, 5% iron, 0% vitamin A, 1% vitamin C.