Friday, February 25, 2011

hello kitty pocket pies


After making heart-shaped pocket pies for Valentine's Day last week, it dawned on me that I could make pocket pies in any shape I wanted!  I could just use large cookie cutters to cut out the shape, and a fork to crimp the edges - no pocket pie mold required!  So I made Hello Kitty pocket pies.  (You must have noticed my slight obsession with Hello Kitty by now -see my Hello Kitty cake, another cake, cupcakes, mini cupcakes, ice cream cake, and cake pops!)


Using my largest Hello Kitty cookie cutter, I cut out pie crust for the tops and bottoms of the pies, then filled them with my apple pie filling (diced apples, flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and ground cloves).



The eyes, nose and bow served as my steam vents (so that the crust wouldn't get soggy during baking).  After crimping the edges with a fork, brushing with egg wash, and sprinkling some sandling sugar on top, I baked them at 400 F for 20 minutes.  And out came Hello Kitty apple pie!


I made a couple of these for my friend Hsing to give to her daughter Avery (she just turned 6!), and I also made a couple for my friend Karyn in exchange for an adorable clippie (check out her handmade clippies at Zoette Boutique!).  I also froze a couple so that I could bake them off whenever we want apple pie.

I can't wait to try making pocket pies with other shapes too! (Although nothing beats Hello Kitty!)

42 comments:

  1. oh wow... so adorable!

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  2. My girls would loved these Kittys...SO cute!!!

    Kisses,

    Rita

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  3. So cute...
    Now, how can I eat that? I do not want to bite kitty ♥

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  4. omigoodness these are so darn cute!! they are too perfect to eat... btw, where did you get the HK cookie cutter?

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  5. @bernice - thank you! :)

    @sweetsbysillianah - i think i bought it at a sanrio store in hawaii ... i can't remember now because i've bought so many different hello kitty cutters! you could probably also find some on ebay?

    @ana rita - i know, after i had my daughter i've been on a hello kitty craze. too bad she can't appreciate it since she's only one! ;)

    @ann - haha, yes it's hard to take the first bite into kitty, but after you taste it you won't be able to stop!

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  6. So adorable!! I love them - I want to try one!!

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  7. These look great. I did something similar not too long ago, but I used a pizza filling and no cookie cutter. What a smart idea!

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  8. Auntie Michele!

    This was super cute and yummy, thank you =)!

    Love,
    Avery

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  9. awwww - you're welcome avery!!! hope you had a happy birthday :) love, auntie michele

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  10. This is too cute. My little girl will be jumping up and down seeing these cutie pies (perfect name for these Hello Kitty pies)! She loves Hello Kitty.

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  11. These are adorable! They look yummy too =)

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  12. Oh. My. My. Love at first sight! I have a little girl turning four next January...

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  13. These have to be the cutest hand pies ever! Almost too cute to eat....almost... ;)

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  14. These are so adorable! Totally love them! :-D

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  15. i've been following your blog on and off for quite a while now, and i am just dying to know - where do you get your hello kitty baking supplies!? i am an avid hello kitty fan and other than pricey japanese import websites, i haven't really had much luck finding hello kitty cookie cutters, etc., but seeing goodies like this makes me wish i had some!

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  16. They are too cute! I am now obsessed with finding hello kitty baking accessories >_<

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  17. So cute and yummy!

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  18. thanks for the sweet comments everyone!

    as for the hello kitty cookie cutters, i have a collection! i bought some of them at sanrio stores, some of them from craft stores, and some of them online (on amazon or ebay). the ones in this post are meant to cut out sandwich shapes, so they are a little larger than normal cookie cutters (which works perfectly for pocket pies!)

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  19. what were the measurements for the apple pie filling?

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  20. oh, and also what kind of apples did you use?

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  21. they looks cute and yummy~ :9

    I love your blog ^^b

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  22. Entirely too cute! I love them: it is such a great idea. ♥

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  23. WANT! These are too incredible for words. Next time I make apple pie, I will use these for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Where did you get the Hello Kitty cookie cutter? Love these!

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  25. Is this the cookie cutter you bought? If not could you lead me in the right direction? Thanks

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Hello-Kitty-Cookie-Mold-Pastry-Mold-Cutter-Stamp-3D-Cartoon-Biscuit-Mold-/320778337703?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aafe0fda7#ht_1660wt_1413

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  26. @sarah! - it looks similar, but the one i have is a little bit bigger. i think its this one:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hello-Kitty-Cookie-Sandwich-Toast-Cutter-Mold-Mould-A33-/110484432709?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19b962a745#ht_2113wt_1064

    @Michaela - see above link :)

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  27. can i have the recipe

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  28. This is too cute! Just featured on our Fun Finds Friday... http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/fun-finds-friday.html

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  29. @Jill - awesome!!! thanks for the feature!

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  30. @Anonymous: for the crust, i use my favorite martha recipe: 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, 2 sticks butter, and ice water to bring it all together in the food processor. for the filling, i don't have exact measurements, but i used diced apples, flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and ground cloves.

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  31. L O V E T H I S ! ! ! I would love to use those cookie cutters to make empanadas :-9

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    1. yum, hello kitty empanadas would be SO awesome! :)

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  32. This is such a great idea!! I have this cutter and came by your site through the adorable HK macarons, but this is more doable for me.

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    1. @joanh - thank you! yes the pocket pies are very doable! let me know how they turn out! :)

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    1. @cindys Recipes and Writings - thank you!

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  34. i love hello kitty, could you tell me where i could get the cookie cutter??i would so appreciate it ..thank you

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    1. @Anonymous - sure, i got mine on ebay but it looks like you can also find it on amazon now!
      http://amzn.to/T9y4Xu

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