There are two reasons to celebrate today! 1) It’s National Something on a Stick Day! 2) It’s Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta’s birthday! (aka Lady Gaga).
By now I am pretty sure that everyone knows who Lady Gaga is, but does everybody know it is National Something on a Stick Day? I thought not.
Doing a bit of checking about, I discovered that Gaga’s favorite food is Peach Cobbler. Well, throughout my catering career I have been known to elevate many items to “skewer status” and I now present to you Lady Gaga’s Peach Cobbler on a Stick!
⅓ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups chopped peeled peaches (2 large)
2 boxes refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
16 craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends) or paper lollipop sticks
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons white sparkling sugar
In 2-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg with whisk. Add peaches; toss to coat. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce is thick and bubbly and coats peaches. Remove from heat. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, heat oven to 450°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Remove 2 pie crusts from pouches; unroll on floured work surface. Using 3 1/2-inch round cutter, cut out 8 rounds from each crust. Place 8 rounds on each cookie sheet. Gently press 1 craft stick in center of each round. Spoon fruit mixture evenly onto each round to within 1/2 inch of edge. Brush edges with egg.
Remove remaining 2 pie crusts from pouches; unroll on floured work surface. Using 4-inch round cutter, cut out 8 rounds from each crust. Cut each round into 1/4-inch-wide strips. Place half of strips 1/4 inch apart over filling on each round. Weave remaining strips over and under. Seal edges. Brush strips with remaining egg. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely.