30
Jan

heart shaped cherry pies

Well ladies and gentlemen, I got the stomach flu again this weekend. For those keeping score that is now 5 times in the last 10 months, the last time being just 2 weeks ago. What is wrong with my immune system?? My poor little Kirsten had it this weekend too, but she bounces back so much better than her pathetic mama. Anyway, on to my post. I made these cute little pies a couple weeks ago and they were so easy. We’re talking just a few ingredients here people. So easy and so tasty. Make your sweetheart some of these cherry pies for Valentine’s day! Here’s how I made them:

Ingredients:

2 tenderflake pie crusts, thawed – or make your own if you’re not lazy like me
1 can cherry pie filling
1 egg white, beaten
red sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Once thawed, remove tenderflake pie crusts from their aluminum shell. Place on a lightly floured surface and smooth out. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, start cutting out hearts. 2 pie shells made me 5 heart pies (which is 10 hearts top and bottom).

Place 5 hearts on a baking sheet. Carefully spoon some cherry pie filling in the centre. Do not overfill here. Try to stay at least 1/2 inch from the edge. If you overfill, all the contents will seap out.

Place the remaining 5 hearts on top. Using a fork, press down on all edges to make a tight seal. This is very important. If the seal is not tight, all the cherry pie filling will leak out while baking. Brush pies with an egg white wash if you want a golden finish. Sprinkle with red sugar if desired.

Bake at 375 F for about 17 minutes, or until golden.

Enjoy!

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25 thoughts on “heart shaped cherry pies

  1. Kari

    Oh, yummy. I seriously want to move in next door! I want someone to make these fo me for valentines…
    Sorry to hear about the flu. It’s the worst being a sick mommy. Hope you’re well soon.

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  2. sweet & lovely crafts

    They look great. I love that you made them heart shaped. We’ve made similar ones before, but we filled them with apple. The Pillsbury pie crusts (refrigerator section) work really well too. You’re not lazy- just busy!

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  3. sweet & lovely crafts

    They look great. I love that you made them heart shaped. We’ve made similar ones before, but we filled them with apple. The Pillsbury pie crusts (refrigerator section) work really well too. You’re not lazy- just busy!

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  4. Lorajean

    cute cure cute!! I had a friend tell me to put sticks in them to make lolly-pop pies!! you are very creative!! love your blog. I hopped on over here from the crafty crow btw. :)

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  5. Rachel

    Sadly, I went to make these and got lazy/frustrated
    I think my cookie cutter was too small and homemade dough wasn’t quite pliable enough
    so i cut out hearts and stuck them on top of the pie and made a dumb old pie :-)

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  6. The Little Helper

    We made these today and they were a huge hit! Started off with a too-small cutter, so had a sloooow start, but moved up to a bigger heart and it was a breeze! Definately something we will make again. thanks so much for the great recipe!

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    1. Jill

      I just used a standard plastic heart cookie cutter – made by Wilton. It’s probably about 3 inches – not very big. Just a nice bite-sized pie.

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