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!
- 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
- Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl and whisk together.
- Use a grater to grate the cold butter and cold shortening into the dry ingredients mixture.
- Mix with your hands until the dough starts to combine.
- 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.
- Split dough in half, form into flattened balls, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spoon about 2 spoonfuls of cherry pie filling onto the center of half the hearts.
- Cover with the remaining half of hearts and pinch the seams together with your fingers before crimping with the tines of a fork.
- Give the top of each pie an egg wash, cut steam slits, and sprinkle with finishing sugar.
- 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!