Make your own Lemon Berry Murder Pudding Cups!
You will need:
1 dozen muffin cups
cake pop pan
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c. honey
1 c. coconut flour
2 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour (I used Cup4Cup, a gluten free flour)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
Blueberry or other dark berry jam, jelly, or minimally lumpy preserve (about ½ to 1 cup)
Cherries (approx. 18 to 20)
Directions for Crust:
Beat all crust ingredients except the coconut flour together. Mix in coconut flour and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Take a heaping spoonful of dough and roll it flat between parchment paper. Cut out 2 dozen eye shapes. A crescent about an inch long will work--you can use a small jar lid or the side of a spoon to cut them. This dough holds shape well through cooking. Gently transfer eyes to parchment paper on a baking sheet. Mix any remaining dough back in to the bowl.
Pat about a tablespoon of dough into the bottom of the muffin cups. Put about a teaspoon of it into each of a dozen cake pop cups. Shape the cake pop dough into a hollow hemisphere--I used the back of a teaspoon to shape it. Arrange eyes, muffin cups, and cake pop cups together on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
Directions for Filling:
Mix sugar, flour, and baking powder together. Beat in eggs. Add lemon zest and lemon juice, mix well. Fill muffin cups and cake pops to just below full--this filling will not rise much.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes or until the top begins to brown and the filling is set.
Prep for Decoration:
Put the berry preserves in a microwave safe container and warm it until it will pour smoothly. Time depends on your microwave, just try stirring it every 10 or 15 seconds until it becomes a liquid. If your jam is too lumpy you can run it through a blender to smooth out the texture.
Cut the tongue shapes out of cherries. Lay cherry flat, cut off the top, slice a wedge out of the side. I was able to get two per cherry since one side was messy from having been pitted.
Take one "cake pop" hemisphere and invert it, placing it off-center on top of one "muffin." Pour a spoonful of berry preserves over the top. Place a pair of eyes on the cake pop. Add a tongue sticking over the side. Decorate with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.