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Pastry Puff Eggs

Pastry Puff Eggs

Here's a dessert that's sure to crack up your kids.


  • Piecrust dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • Canned pie filling (your family's favorite)
  • Egg
  • Food coloring
  • New artist's paintbrushes


  1. To make a batch, heat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll out piecrust dough (homemade or store-bought) onto a floured surface and use an oval cookie cutter to cut out an even number of egg shapes.
  2. Place half of the eggs on an ungreased cookie sheet and top each one with a spoonful of canned pie filling. Moisted the edge of each egg with a little cold water, then top with a remaining dough egg, pressing the edges together.
  3. Using new artist's paintbrushes, coat the tops of the pastries with a layer of slightly beaten egg whites and let dry. Make pastel hues by mixing drops of food coloring into beaten egg yolks, then paint them on. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 1 dozen 3-inch eggs.