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Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies

How cute are these Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies for a Valentine’s Day treat?  It’s been super cold and rainy here in Los Angeles, so I warmed up the kitchen by making my husband some heart-shaped cherry pies! It’s a fairly quick recipe since I used canned pie filling and it makes for such a cute dessert! 

Heart Shaped Cherry Pies for Valentines Day // Salty Canary
Heart Shaped Cherry Pies for Valentines Day // Salty CanaryHeart Shaped Cherry Pies for Valentines Day // Salty CanaryIf you would like to make your own Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies for your Valentine, the recipe right here:

Heart Shaped Cherry Pies for Valentines Day // Salty Canary

Miniature, Pink, Cherry Pies

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Miniature, Pink, Cherry Pies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 12 TBSP butter, cold
  • 1/3 cup shortening, cold
  • 6-8 TBSP ice water
  • 2-3 drops pink food coloring
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 egg
  • finishing sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl and whisk together.
  2. Use a grater to grate the cold butter and cold shortening into the dry ingredients mixture.
  3. Mix with your hands until the dough starts to combine.
  4. Add the food coloring to the ice water, then add a bit of water to the dough slowly and continue to mix with your hands until dough sticks together. Don't use too much water or dough will be tough.
  5. Split dough in half, form into flattened balls, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Start with one dough ball and roll out with a rolling pin on a generously floured surface until about 1/8" thick.
  8. Use a large heart cookie to cut hearts out of the dough. Set aside on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Repeat with the other dough ball.
  9. Spoon about 2 spoonfuls of cherry pie filling onto the center of half the hearts.
  10. Cover with the remaining half of hearts and pinch the seams together with your fingers before crimping with the tines of a fork.
  11. Give the top of each pie an egg wash, cut steam slits, and sprinkle with finishing sugar.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

What’s your go-to Valentine’s Day dessert? Cookies? Cupcakes? Milkshakes? Let me know in a comment!

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