Recipe: Apple pie lollipops (showing off at a social event with a lot of women)

Because sometimes, you need to show off at a bridal brunch (and bring at least one thing you can eat).

I try to go to all eating events with at least one food item that I can trust.

My cousin is getting married and I made a gigantic and pretty bowl of farmers’ market fruit and these apple pie pops.

I don’t really love apple pie, but I thought this was cute and I think I still struggle a little with wanting to show others you don’t have to sacrifice anything as a vegan. There are workarounds to everything, even pie…

Pie crust recipe from Food 52.

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (more as necessary) coconut oil, cool enough to be solid
  • 1 tea salt
  • 1 TBS sugar (I used turbinado)
  • 1/2 cup iced water
  • 2 TBS apple chunks
  • In the food processor, mix flour, apples, salt and sugar until mixed.
  • Add coconut oil in pieces, then the water, a little bit at a time.
  • The dough should look like it’s beginning to stick together.
  • Add more water until it looks like you could dump it out as one, big ball.
  • Roll out on floured surface to thin consistency.
  • Cut into identical circles (using a small drinking glass or jar).

Apple pie fillingĀ 

  • four smallish apples (I used pink lady), peeled, cored, and chopped – about three cups when done
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • TBS apple juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used half turbinado, half white)
  • tea cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tea vanilla
  • Stir water, agave, apple juice, sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch in pan until thick and bubbling, stirring constantly.
  • (This is my fatal flaw, as I always try to peel and chop the apples during this step and the wet mixture gets too thick. Learn from my mistakes! Stand there and stir! It only takes a few minutes!)
  • Turn off the burner and add vanilla and apples, stirring together until evenly coated.
  • Put a dab of apple mixture in center of a crust circle with lollipop stick.
  • Cover with another circle and squeeze edges together.
  • Use a fork to create that pie-forked-edges look and stab each, so the steam can escape.
  • Rub each with some of the apple mixture and sprinkle with more cinnamon.
  • Bake at 375 14-15 minutes, but really just look for the tops browning.

I bet these would be an awesome (and impressive gift) with some cellophane and ribbon.

I also want to try other fruit mixtures. . . Please let me know if you do make something different.

Blackberry? Strawberry? Mango?! Peaches!!

Mine were a little too big for the lollipop sticks I found at Target. I either need to cut a smaller circle or find larger sticks.

Godspeed, vegan impressers.

vegan showoff bridal brunch adorableness

vegan showoff bridal brunch adorableness

More Sprinkles blog gets the credit for this idea.

More Sprinkles blog

More Sprinkles

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