Chocolate pecan pie poppin’. 🙂 Another dessert on a stick, but I love how adorable pops look. This was a last minute present I threw together that I hope the birthday gal will enjoy. I’m crossing my fingers that they make the journey from Texas to California as pops and not crumbs.
Pecan Pie Filling Recipe from Cocina Marie
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup honey
- 1 T vanilla extract
- 2 T unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups pecan chips or chopped (I accidentally only used 1 cup, but it turned out fine)
- 1 box of pie crust (2 sheets)
- 1 egg white
- Chocolate chips
First, make the pecan pie filling. Preheat oven to 350º F. Mix together the eggs, brown sugar, honey, vanilla extract, and melted butter in a large bowl. Stir in the pecans. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes (to stiffen the filling before adding them to the pops). Pour filling into a bowl and allow to cool 15-20 minutes.
While the filling is baking, take out the pie crust and let it come to room temperature. Lightly flour your work surface. Gently unroll the pie crust onto your work surface. Lightly flour the pie crust and flip it over. Using a rolling pin, smooth out the pie crust. With a cookie cutter or glass (mine had a 2.25 inch diameter), cut out circles from the pie crust. You can re-roll the extra crust to cut additional circles. I was able to get 30 circles from the two pie crusts without re-rolling them.
Place one layer of circles onto a baking sheet leaving room for the lollipop sticks (optional: cover baking sheet with parchment paper). Make the circles a little bigger by rolling the rolling pin over them a couple times (this makes it easier to add the top half). Using a brush or spoon, brush egg white on the top of each circle. Push a lollipop stick into each circle. Refrigerate for a few minutes.
Add a teaspoon of pecan pie filling to the middle of each circle. Add two chocolate chips (I added four and it overwhelmed the pecan flavor a bit). Lay another circle of crust onto each pop. Seal the pie pop using a shortened piece of a lollipop stick or a fork. Be sure to carefully push the crust around the lollipop stick so that it doesn’t fall off. Cut three slits into the top of each pop to allow it to breathe while baking. Refrigerate for a few minutes to help them set.
Brush the top of each pop with egg white. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Allow to cool in pan before moving them.
My first batch turned out prettier than my second. I think I got a bit too excited with the filling on the second time around.
This took me about three hours to make from gathering the ingredients/supplies to wrapping them up, not including cooling time. I made 15 pops with this recipe but had a lot of leftover pie filling. I imagine that with another box of pie crust, you could make two to three dozen pops.
This will definitely be a keeper in my log of cute foods to make. 🙂