Heart Shaped Mini Pies
These are the most adorable heart shaped pies! They are so easy to make and will put a smile on everyone’s face! I did these just in time for Valentine’s Day this year but I have used this method with other shapes and they all work so nicely. For a summer-themed house party a few years ago I made these in the shape of a flower. All you need is pie dough, jam, and cookie cutters in the shape you want. Could it get any easier? Or any cuter? Nope!
I usually make these just as they are but I have seen other people use popsicle sticks or dowels so that these little hand pies become pies-on-a-stick and they look darn cute too. Either way, these are a real neat dessert to serve or bring at a gathering. Everyone will be wowing your accomplishments and all it took was a little time and some sugar. These smell so good when they come out of the oven that most of them disappear pretty fast. They also keep quite well in a sealed container for a few days if you need to make them ahead of time.
For the pies, use store bought roll out pre-made pie crust. Pillsbury works great but so does my cheaper store brand. Each box has two crusts and that will make about 20-30 pies depending upon the size of your cookie cutter.
You will need:
1 package pre-made pie crust (should have two in package)
jar of your favorite jam (I used raspberry)
1/4 cup of sugar
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
fork for pinching edges
Lay out the pie crust and cut your shapes making sure to have an even amount as you will need two cutouts for each pie.
Next, spread a little bit of your favorite jam in the middle of one of your cutouts. Take a matching shape and place on top of the cutout with the jam. Using a fork, pinch the edges together to secure the jam inside.
Once you have a tray of these little pies all done, mix the egg white and water in a small bowl and brush the tops with the egg wash and then sprinkle with white sugar.
Bake in the oven at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until the edges and tops are lightly brown.
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