June 12, 2012
Pocket Pies! My New Party Favorite.
Saturday afternoon I got inspired to make something to bring to the parties. I love bite size party food, or as I like to call it: Pocket Food. Pocket foods are bite sized morsels that you can pick up easily sans mess with just the right amount of tasty filling treats on the inside (i.e: the pocket is the outside wrapping not as in, food you can easily fit into your pocket, although I suppose that would work too!)
I decided on Pocket Pies - which started out as Pie Pops. Pies on a stick are perhaps not the greatest idea (for reasons that became obvious only after a bit of experimentation) and after my Cake Pop venture I didn't want to take any chances. So I quickly abandoned the sticks and just made Mini pies.
Super easy and a huge hit. I cheated a bit and bought the Pillsbury roll out Pie Crust. But if you were ambitious and/or had a food processor I'm sure a crust from scratch would be even better. I floured my working surface, rolled out the dough and used a rolling pin to roll it out even thinner. I then used a 3" round jar top to cut out circles. I was able to get a dozen circles out of each crust = 24 from one package to use as top and bottom. I used a peach pie filling recipe I found on the internet and filled each circle with a spoonful of filling. Then put another dough circle on top and cinched them closed with a fork around the edges. A dusting of egg whites on the top to make them brown and yummy looking. Then bake on a cookie sheet for 12 to 15 minutes at 450F. And voila a super popular party treat.
Only notes is that when bringing them to the party I wish I had made adorable signs like this to stick into a couple, so that people would have known what was they were. Because sitting on a plate, they could be savory or sweet and the signs would have just enhanced their cuteness.