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Nothing says I love you like a homemade treat, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to make some fun treats. These pie pops are not only tasty, but fun too.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
Basic Pie Crust: (makes 4 pops)
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
red food coloring
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
(I made mine with strawberries, but you can also use chocololate chips, or jelly as well.)
First step is to make the crust, starting with shortening add couple drops of red food coloring and work it into the shortening.
Add flour and salt, mix together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
Now get about 1/4 cup of cold water and add couple drops of food coloring, stir water until color is mixed in. Add to the pastry mixture a little at a time until it makes a ball (you many not need all 1/4 cup of the water).
Roll out pastry dough and cut out pop shapes. Each pop will use two cut outs. Have fun with it! You can make small heart windows, XO imprints, or keep it a simple solid heart.
Cut strawberries in to small bits, add sugar and flour.
Place dough cut out on flat surface, place a stick half way up pop and add filling.