Mini berry pies on a stick, or heart pastry pops.

3 Jun

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How much squee can one dessert hold? While scientists furiously debate the matter I’ll make a punt on saying – lots. I made these oh-so-adorable desserts at a recent family gathering, where I did my usual over-the-top baking trick.

I just couldn’t resist this treat – it was so fun and as it was quick to make [using my pastry cheat] I could dedicate my time to the [many] other bakes I was presenting.

Anything on sticks has instant appeal but these little pies would be perfect presented sans stick. They are the perfect little size for a high tea or even a lunch box treat.

I bought mini paddle pop sticks for this as I had my doubts about putting plastic lollypop sticks in the oven.

I was inspired by this recipe from http://www.cookingchanneltv.com but I cheated all the way. I used frozen shortcrust pastry (home-made pastry would inevitably taste better but to quote that hilarious meme, ain’t nobody got time for that) and shop-bought jam instead of all the from scratch options.

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Gather:

2 sheets thawed sweet-crust pastry sheets

Favourite jam / preserves [I used berry]

Caster sugar

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Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 180C and line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.

Use a hear-shaped biscuit / cookie cutter to cut out small hearts. Place half on the baking tray.

Place a small dollop of jam into the centre of each half – do not overfill if they will explode during baking.

Place a stick into each pop then place another heart on top. Use fork to firmly press done edges, then sprinkle with caster sugar.

Bake for 11-18 minutes, depending on the size of your hearts. Allow cooling before serving.

PS – these kept for quite a few days in a sealed contained in a dark, cool place.

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55 Responses to “Mini berry pies on a stick, or heart pastry pops.”

  1. Chitra Jagadish June 3, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Creative recipe and presebtation

    • thehungrymum June 3, 2014 at 11:15 am #

      thanks :) Desserts on sticks are so fun :)

  2. acasadisimi June 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    very nice!

  3. Liz June 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    so sweet! Looks like the perfect Valentine’s (or anytime) treat. Love that you go “over the top” for baking. Only way to go :-)

  4. Serena June 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    So cute!

  5. tinywhitecottage June 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    How cute! I love these and what a fun baking project to do with little children.

  6. Lori June 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Wonderful idea! Love them!

  7. papict June 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    If I attempted those I am guessing they would end up looking like actual hearts on sticks rather than love hearts on sticks but I would love to be served those because they look to be so full of tasty cheerfulness.

    • thehungrymum June 6, 2014 at 12:49 am #

      nah, they’re easy! All you need is a heart cookie cutter! Hope you try them, you’ll be glad you did.

  8. agentjustyna June 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

    that’s a great idea!

  9. Von June 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    So cute!! :) haha anything on sticks always seems more appealing than without, though never would have thought of putting pastry on sticks! Such a good idea :O Love how you also managed to find such a perfect matching background too ;)

    • thehungrymum June 6, 2014 at 12:19 am #

      I know! Food always tastes better on sticks [or in jars!]. I was lucky to find mini sticks, too.

  10. Shae | HelloHomebody June 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Those are absolutely adorable!

  11. sugarsweetrunner June 4, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    I love these! So cute yet so easy! I will definitely be making these!

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2014 at 7:50 am #

      Thanks! I reckon I’ll be wheeling these out for birthday parties for misses6&8 for years to come :)

  12. Lilly Sue June 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    These are so adorable!! And they look delicious :)

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2014 at 7:53 am #

      Adorable, easy & yum – what more could you possibly want in a treat?

  13. gottagetbaked June 5, 2014 at 4:06 am #

    This is brilliant! As well as adorable and easy, two of my favourite words. Loving these beautiful photos too :)

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2014 at 7:48 am #

      Awww, ta #blushes So easy to make, & so cute!

  14. Midge June 5, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    These are so cute! I can see these being served as dessert at a baby shower or even a kids’ party!

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Yes! They’d be perfect at a baby shower :)

  15. lapetitepaniere June 5, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    I love the presentation and they look very yummy :)

  16. bmacky June 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    I love it.. I love to eat aside from traveling… Hope to taste all of it soon.

    • thehungrymum June 6, 2014 at 12:17 am #

      I’m all about the bake! Hope you try these soon.

  17. Food Follower June 5, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    What a clever idea!

  18. rachaeldot June 5, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    So creative and adorable looking. I bet they were delish!

  19. love in the kitchen June 6, 2014 at 2:13 am #

    Just adorable! <3

  20. Mama's Gotta Bake June 6, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    I bet your daughters loved those! They look like fun to make, and I bet they tasted delicious too! You’re a good mum!

    • thehungrymum June 9, 2014 at 8:50 am #

      form one baking mum to another! Baking is my sport :)

  21. trixpin June 6, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    I’m definitely squee-ing (there’s a word I’d never heard before and am totally glad I know it now ;) )
    These are too cute! Thank you for sharing!!

    • thehungrymum June 9, 2014 at 8:54 am #

      Squee gets quite the workout in this house – mostly by me :| Hope you get to make them.

  22. lemongrovecakediaries June 6, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    I bet these were a big hit with kids and adults alike. Definitely cute!

  23. Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next June 8, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Brilliant recipe idea! They sound amazing too! :)

    • thehungrymum June 9, 2014 at 8:49 am #

      thanks! They’d be a cute idea at a morning tea.

  24. Nessy Eater June 11, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    Great recipe! This is perfect for valentines day :D

    • thehungrymum June 14, 2014 at 8:29 am #

      ahhh, yes! V Day – must remember to make them next year :)

  25. chewtown June 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    How delightful! they look super tasty, and let’s face it… everything tastes better when eaten on a stick!

  26. Patty Nguyen June 13, 2014 at 6:02 am #

    These are darling!

  27. peakperspective June 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Oh good heavens, I can truly just gain weight reading your blog. These “pops” are absolutely adorkable!

    • thehungrymum June 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm #

      hehehe! I bake & then give it away so I don’t have to deal with the weight gain :)

  28. Cteavin June 24, 2014 at 4:50 am #

    That is a clever idea!

  29. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) July 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Oh so cute!

    • thehungrymum July 10, 2014 at 2:52 am #

      Tiny & on a stick = tick, tick for my kids :)

  30. thehungrymum June 13, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    Thanks! They are quite cute for a summer afternoon tea party.

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