Mini Christmas Tree Pies
Servings: 8-10 mini pies
Store bought pie crust
1/2 - 1 cup of your favorite flavor of jam
1 egg (whisked for egg wash)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3-5 Tbsp. water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
Cut out as many trees using a medium sized tree cookie cutter as you can. Feel free to re roll the scraps until the dough is all used up.
Place the trees onto the prepared cookie sheet about 2" apart. Fill the center of the trees with your favorite flavor of jam. Place about 1 Tbsp. of jam in each one. Spread the jam around making sure to leave about 1/4" of room around the entire perimeter.
Brush the perimeter of the tree with the whisked egg.
Place another layer of dough on top of the filled gingerbread men to cover up the jam. Try your best to line it up evenly with the one underneath.
Use a fork to seal the edges shut. Then poke two sets of fork holes on the top of each one.
Brush the top of each one with the remaining egg wash.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
While they bake, you can prepare the icing. Whisk tougher the powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp. of water at a time until you reach a nice consistency. Use the video as reference to see what mine looked like. You don't want it too thin or it will run over the sides.
Once the pop tarts are out of the oven and cooled, spoon and spread the icing on top of the entire surface. You can also use a piping bag like I did! While the icing is still wet, sprinkle on your favorite festive sprinkles.