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April Fools' Not Pies

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April Fools' Not Pies
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 2
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April Fools' Not Pies

The best April Fools' prank of all. These aren't pot pies for dinner – they're sweet dessert pies made of pudding and candies!

Ingredients

1
box vanilla or banana pudding
1
box Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust
1
box Motts™ original assorted fruit flavored snacks
1
package Starburst™ Fruit Chews
1
large egg yolk
2
cups cold milk
Green food coloring

Directions

  • 1 Make the pudding according the package directions and place in the refrigerator to thicken.
  • 2 Grease two ramekin dishes. Make circles from the pie crust that are large enough to cover the bottom and sides of two ramekins, then tuck the crust into them. Use a biscuit cutter to make two circles large enough to cover the top of the ramekins; set those aside for now.
  • 3 Cut orange Starburst candies into tiny squares for the carrots. Warm a yellow Starburst in the microwave a couple seconds until it's pliable, then roll it into small balls to resemble corn kernels.
  • 4 Knead green food coloring and some leftover pie dough together until coloring is well integrated, then make small balls for peas.
  • 5 Cut fruit snacks into bits to resemble chunks of squash or other vegetables. The different candy type adds some texture and color to the pie.
  • 6 Once the pudding has set, add a few scoops into the pie crust-filled ramekin. Then top with the candy veggies.
  • 7 Place the smaller pie dough circle on top and pinch the edges together to enclose the pudding and candy. Use a fork to crimp the edges to seal completely and give it a realistic pot pie look.
  • 8 Brush the top crust with a whisked egg yolk so when the crust bakes it will have a nice golden color. Bake in a preheated 450ºF oven for 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • 9 Let pies cool in the refrigerator so the pudding can set again before serving.
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These Not Pies are the perfect April Fools' fake-out prank!

As prepared by Sugar and Charm,

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!

Here's how:

First, make banana or vanilla pudding according the package directions and place in the refrigerator to thicken. 

 

April Fool's Not Pies

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.

 

April Fool's Not Pies

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.

 

April Fool's Not Pies

To make peas, I used green food coloring and some leftover pie dough and created small “pea-size” balls that looked just like peas.

 

April Fool's Not Pies

And the veggies are ready for the pie!

 

April Fool's Not Pies

Once the pudding has set, remove it from the fridge and add a few scoops into the pie crust-filled ramekins. 

 

April Fool's Not Pies

Add the "veggies" to the top of the pudding.

 

April Fool's Not Pies

Place the smaller pie dough circle on top and crimp the edges with a fork to seal the pies. Looks so real already!

 

April Fool's Not Pies

Brush the tops with a whisked egg yolk so when the crust bakes it has a nice golden 
color.

 

April Fool's Not Pies

Bake until the crust is golden brown.

 

April Fool's Not Pies

Let them cool in the refrigerator so the pudding can set again before serving.

Now go ... prank!

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