Shepard's Pie Pops

Put a trendy twist on this classic Irish twist with these surprisingly simple Shepards Pie pops!


Try making these Shepard's Pie Pops for your Saint Patrick's Day celebration. They're not as complicated as they look! Read on for Expert Mark Addison's easy recipe and instructions.

Ingredients:

For Stew:

1/2 lb ground beef

1/2 carrot, peeled and chopped

1/2 onion, chopped

1 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 cup beef stock or broth

1 teaspoons Worcestershire

1/4 cup frozen peas, a couple of handfuls

For Pie Pops:

1 15-oz. pkg. rolled refrigerated

unbaked piecrust (2 crusts)

paper lollipop sticks

1 egg, separated

Directions:

For Stew:

Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes.

Add chopped carrot, peas and onion to the meat. Cook veggies withmeat 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

In a second small skillet over medium heat cook butter and flour together 2 minutes.

Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute.

Add gravy to meat and vegetables and lightly puree or mash to a spreadable consistancy.

For Shepard’s Pie:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet; set aside.

Unroll pie crusts. On a lightly floured surface, roll each crust to a 12-inch circle. Using a 2-inch round make 12 cutouts in each circle of dough.

Arrange 12 of the cutouts on the prepared baking sheet, stagger to allow for lollipop sticks. Press a lollipop stick firmly into the center of each dough cutout. Spoon a tablespoon of filling in the center of each cutout. (You will have leftover filling).

In a small bowl whisk the egg white until frothy. Use a pastry brush or your fingers to brush mixture around the edge of each dough shape.

Place a second cutout of dough on top of the filling. Use a fork or lollipop stick to seal the edges, taking care that dough is sealed around lollipop stick.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and remaining 1 tsp. water. Brush atop pie pops.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on the baking sheet.

Serves:

1 Dozen

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