Serve up some pot pies for April Fools' Day ... not! These are actually dessert, with pudding and candies!
Mmm ... the smell of fresh mini pot pies is in the air. With just once glance, you can almost taste the moist chicken and savory sauce that you're about to indulge in.
Then as you take that ﬁrst bite ... RECORD SCRATCH! These aren't mini pot pies made from scratch – they're a fun and delicious dessert!
Get in on April Fools' Day and make these hilarious, yet super tasty, faux mini pot pies. What a great prank!
First, make banana or vanilla pudding according the package directions and place in the refrigerator to thicken.
Trace circles to ﬁt inside two greased ramekins. Then, using a pastry circle cutter, make circles out of the pie crust for the top of the pie.
To create the faux vegetables, use orange Starburst cut into tiny squares as carrots. I also added in some Motts fruit snacks to give it a little more color – think squash and such.
Then warm a yellow Starburst in the microwave until it's pliable (only a few seconds) and roll it into small balls to resemble corn kernels.
To make peas, I used green food coloring and some leftover pie dough and created small “pea-size” balls that looked just like peas.
And the veggies are ready for the pie!
Once the pudding has set, remove it from the fridge and add a few scoops into the pie crust-ﬁlled ramekins.
Add the "veggies" to the top of the pudding.
Place the smaller pie dough circle on top and crimp the edges with a fork to seal the pies. Looks so real already!
Brush the tops with a whisked egg yolk so when the crust bakes it has a nice golden
Bake until the crust is golden brown.
Let them cool in the refrigerator so the pudding can set again before serving.
Now go ... prank!