Handheld Pies Make For A Convenient And Unique Wedding Dessert

It's no secret that weddings take extraordinary amounts of planning, especially if you're trying to put together a unique event. One way to make your wedding extra special is to swap out the traditional wedding cake for something a bit more exciting. Wedding cakes have been around for centuries, so if you prefer newer ideas it might be time to introduce a more modern dessert. To put an original spin on your wedding reception, say hello to handheld pie pops.

Similar to cake pops, pie pops are individual pies affixed to a stick for convenient, mess-free snacking. These little treats are incredibly customizable. They can be cut into different shapes and have any number of fillings. Since they are handheld, guests won't have to worry about grabbing utensils or a plate, which can cut down on waste. The portable pies can also encourage guests to wander around and mingle since they won't be confined to eating at a table. Pie pops are visually appealing, and will look extremely appetizing next to any other desserts that you might serve at your wedding.

Pie pops are a simple, stand-out treat

Pie pops are a rather specialized dessert, so they may not be readily available at most bakeries, but it shouldn't be hard to commission a baker to whip up a batch. You can even make the pie pops yourself; all you need is some prepared pie dough and the pie filling of your choice, like this decadent cherry filling. You'll also need some cake pop sticks, which you can find at grocery stores, craft stores, specialty baking retailers, or Amazon.

Once you have your ingredients, just flatten out the pie dough and use a cookie cutter to create shapes that are about two and a half inches in diameter. Hearts and circles are good pie pop shapes for a wedding, but you can be as creative as you want. Put the cut dough onto a baking sheet, and put a stick into the center of each shape. Then, scoop the filling onto the dough using a teaspoon. Drape another cut piece of dough over the filling and use a fork to press the sides together. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes, and you're done!

Weddings are supposed to be special, and pie pops are a tasty way to make yours unique. The only rule with pie pops is to make sure you have a lot because it will be impossible to eat just one.