How To: DIY Pie Pops

First of all, are you seeing our new How-To banner at the top of the page? Hopefully it will remind you to calm yourself down about DIY. Also, if you’re like me, you might also want to lick the screen because it’s SO PRETTY. Mmmm. Ok! Also! Speaking of licking the screen, lets talk about the lazy girl’s guide for making DIY Pie Pops for your wedding (yum), from reader Rachel:

DIY wedding pie pops

From the craft store:

  • Small short dowels (about the length of a popsicle stick, but round instead of flat and sturdier than your standard popsicle stick — I found them at Michael’s)
  • Small square plastic bags, about 2.5 x 2.5 (also found at Michael’s, by the cake decorating supplies)
  • Tulle
  • Ribbon

From the grocery store:
Please Note: These ingredients vary depending on how many pops you want — figure about 10 small pops from a 9-inch pie dough

  • Flour, salt, butter and water to make pie dough
  • Canned pie fillings (we used pumpkin, apple, blueberry and cherry)
  • Egg whites

Make a pie dough and cut out bite-sized circles. Place the dough circles on a cookie sheet and place a dowel on them, sticking well up into the finished pop for stability. Top with a small spoonful of filling (be careful not to overfill!) and another dough circle. Pinch the edges together and brush with egg whites. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

When they’re cool, bag them and tie the tulle around them with ribbon. We put colored dots on the bottoms of the dowels so people could tell what the flavor was, and we had a legend at the table where the pops were set up. They were beautiful and delicious!

DIY pie pops

If you would like a more in-depth description of the pie pops, check out Rachel’s brother’s blog HERE.

Pictures courtesy of Rachel

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  • Heather

    OMG. Pie.

  • This is an amazing idea.

    love love love (and bookmarked.)

    • Sarah

      RIGHT? These must happen, soon. Purely for practice purposes, of course. ::winks::

      • project for next apw meetup? :)

  • Meaghan 2

    I LOVE this! We’re planning a big 50th birthday party for my dad who doesn’t really like cake and I think I just found the perfect alternative!

  • Cass

    I think I have just discovered our groosmen’s gifts! I can imagine these in a variety of tulle colors, stuck in some floral foam, coming out of a pot.

    Yes! – a pie bouquet.

  • It’s so easy. Also there is no need for canned fillings. Make you own too! Even better, serve them with custard.

    • KA

      Mmmmm….custard….pie pops…..

      And also that banner is too awesome. All the new things that keep popping up around here are like Christmas.

      • Amy

        Also – lots of possible variations! Chocolate ganache is super duper easy to make. Fill these with ganache, and voila chocolate pops! Fill them with ganache and fluff, roll them in melted chocolate and graham cracker crumbs and you have portable smores!
        Ok, I just convinced myself to do this for my next party :)

        • Oooooh. I LOVE s’mores. Yum. These pie pops look delicious. I am going to have to do these, I think.

        • Amelia

          Oh my god. You’re a genius! S’mores on a stick is so coming to my house soon.

    • OMG–CUSTARD. Mouth orgasm. Can I say that on here?

  • Alyssa

    This might need to happen at my sister-in-law’s shower.

    Hell, it might need to happen because it NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

  • I want these now, not at my wedding…okay, maybe now AND at my wedding, and perhaps every other week in between!

  • what a fantastic idea. i dig this for sure…

  • Luna

    ooh, meat filled as a mid-day snack! Forget weddings, I want these now!

  • Wow. File under “things to do for not my wedding,” because I can’t be bothered to bake favors for 125-ish people. But I can be bothered to do it for a few people, for some other party, sometime.

    And OMG can I tell you about some pie? Last August/September (because apparently late summer is apple season in the SF/Bay Area. Who knew?) my fiancé and I picked all the apples that were good off of the trees out in our back yard and baked like 7 pies. And I’m not even exaggerating. It may have actually been 9 pies over two weekends. We still have one in the freezer, waiting to be baked. We threw a “come help us eat pie so we don’t gain like 20 lbs each this weekend and die of pie overdose” party. We had to go to the thrift store to find things to bake them all in.

  • liz

    probably making these for breakfast. mm hmm.

    • meg

      You crack me up.

    • Edelweiss

      With scrambled eggs, pepper and sausage?! Have sour cream and salsa dips. Breakfast is an AWESOME idea!

  • Jen M.

    holy sh*t! Who’s hungry?!

  • Carbon Girl

    oh! I like these. This is a DIY that actually seems simple enough to do! I will have to remember these for future parties.

  • while reading this, i was bummed that my wedding is already long past. but then i remembered there’s a little thing called Saturday. which will be the perfect occasion to make pie pops! yes! (and now i have something to do on Saturday, which is also nice. thanks APW.)

    • It’s nice to see from all the comments like yours that we don’t necessarily need a wedding as an excuse to express ourselves craftily. Hooray!

  • Oh. My. Goodness. I have to have them. They are going in my cookie table. It will be done!

    I also would like to share my untested theory that using a ravioli press to make the circles might help.

    • Fiorentina

      Raviloi press=genius!

  • I want to eat my computer screen.


    Love the new banner and the pies! I got a good chuckle from the banner (and it did make me calm down) last night when I went to the ‘How To’ section to remind myself that making our own flower arrangements is not a scary thing. Yes Meg, many of us do use the wonderful resources this site offers AND we even re-read them many times over! Thanks again Team Practical!

    Want to add: love the writing style of the post. Its in true Lazy Girl style because it seriously is this easy to make these for a party.

  • saveroomforpi

    These look great! Think I might make these for pi-day anniversary #1. Like I need an occassion…

  • Sara_B

    I did something like this at Christmas time (butter cookies filled with cranberry preserves on a stick), but I never thought to do it with pie! I do believe I have a new project…

  • ho. ly. bananas. I need a reason to make these like now. this is great because you can make this more homemade by doing your own fillings, or less homemade by buying pre-made dough (but watch out because the pre-made roll-out dough is often made with lard! yack). I’m definitely on the more homemade side but it’s just awesome that it’s really versatile.

    anyway, also want to say love the banner! and all the other new bells and whistles you’ve been sneaking in.

    • Carla

      I was also pondering the possibilities of using pre-made dough because my skills with pastry are iffy at best. Hmm…

  • Every year I throw a Pi Party (pi=3.14, so March 14th). Guests are invited to bring whatever type of pie they want to share with the party, or just come and eat pie. I’m now enthralled with the idea of making these for our party this year. They are just so perfect!

    • N

      Oh my god I have to steal this tradition from you. Best idea ever.

      • Go for it! I enjoy it because it’s a party to get your friends all together without the mad stress of the holiday season.

        And who doesn’t love pie?

  • A-L

    Me likes, me likes! This is a DIY I might actually do…just thinking of the right event to do it!

  • Jo

    Those pie pops are just as delish as the new banner!

  • I love this idea. I’m going to host an afternoon tea with my mother in law soon. I think these need to be on the menu!

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  • Katherine

    Oh my gosh, these are perfect! I’m having a November wedding and wanted to incorporate Thanksgiving without being too over the top with it and I think these pie pops are just the thing. So great!!

  • Becky

    How far in advance do you think you could make these yummies, freeze them, and thaw them in time for a reception?

    • Celia

      I was also wondering this – did you ever find out if they freeze well?

  • Amanda

    These look lovely. I might just make a mince pie version for Christamas!
    I was wondering, how long would they last if made in advance? Thank you

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  • Jen

    How long would these keep? Thinking about making them as favors, but wondering how close to the wedding we’d have to bake them.

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