Even after a big Thanksgiving dinner, you can find room for a pumpkin pie pop! This pumpkin dessert is so delicious, it is simply irresistible.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Let piecrusts stand at room temperature according to package directions. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.
For filling*, in a small bowl combine pumpkin, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice, and the vanilla.
For spice sugar, in a small bowl combine granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.
On a lightly floured surface, unroll one pie crust. Roll with a rolling pin to 12-inch diameter. Cut dough with a 2-1/2-inch round or pumpkin-shape* cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining pie crust.
Place half of the cutouts on the prepared baking sheets. Brush edges with milk. Press the tip of a lollipop stick on each cutout. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons of the filling into the center of cutouts. Top with the remaining pastry cutouts; seal edges with a fork. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with spice sugar.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Using a spatula, transfer pie pops to wire racks (do not pick up by sticks while hot); cool.
or use 2/3 cup pumpkin butter.
I'm not a big pumpkin pie fan. Do you think we could use pecan pie filling? What about other pie fillings that aren't as dense as pumpkin pie filling? Would they work out?