When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of the sweet treats the most, so my contribution is Cherry Heart Pies. They are a perfect Valentine dessert and easier than you might think. Not to mention, super cute!
While shopping at Target the other day, I spotted this Nordic Ware Heart Pocket Pie Press. It was only $4.99 and while I knew I could create pocket pies without it, I thought it would make it easier, so I decided to get one. I’ve become quite the fan of Nordic Ware products, and this is no exception…I’m totally in love with it.
I have some photos to show you on how I created my Cherry Heart Pies with the Pie Press, but I’ll also show you how to create mini pies with a heart cookie cutter.
To use the pie press, you simply roll out pie dough and with the pie press opened, you press the bottom into the dough, which will cut out two heart shapes of the pie dough.
With the pie press, you place a heart shaped pie dough piece on top of each side of the press. One side is filled with about 2 tablespoons of cherry pie filling.
The edges are brushed with beaten egg, and the pie press is closed, which will seal the edges and give it the nice crimped edges. I pierced the middle of the heart with a few vent holes with a sharp knife, brushed with more egg, and sprinkled with sugar (not shown in the photo below).
If you are using a cookie cutter, instead of the pie press, you just roll out the dough and cut heart shapes with a cookie cutter. One of the hearts has a small amount of pie filling place in the middle. The edges are brushed with beaten egg.
The heart without pie filling is placed on top of the pie filling side. With the tines of a fork, you press and seal the edges. Using the tip of a sharp knife, a small vent hole.
The pies are baked for about 20 minutes in the oven and you end up with beauties that look like this.
- 1 (15 oz) package refrigerated pie crust dough OR 1 recipe of pastry dough for double crust pie
- 1/2 can (20 ounce) cherry pie filling
- 1 egg, beaten
- Granulated sugar, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll half dough into 9-inch circle. Using back of Pie Press or using cookie cutters, cut out heart shapes out of pastry dough -- 2 hearts for each pie.
- Place a piece of dough on the crimped side of the Pie Press, pressing down slightly in center. Spoon 2 tablespoons of cherry pie filling in the middle of the pie crust. Brush edges with beaten egg. Top with another cut out pie dough heart. Close Pie Press and squeeze tightly to crimp and seal edges. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and serve.
- Spoon a small amount of cherry pie filling in the middle of one of the pie dough hearts. Brush edges with beaten egg. Top with the other pie dough heart. Using the tines of a fork, press down and seal all edges. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and serve.
Here’s links to LOTS of other great Valentine’s Day recipe by some amazing food bloggers. Be sure to check them out!
#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Breakfasts, Apps & Main Dishes:
- Asparagus, Clam & Bay Shrimp Pasta from Galactopdx
- Bacon Double Cheese Burger Bites from In the Kitchen with KP
- Cheese Stuffed Cannelloni from Curious Cuisiniere
- Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta from MarocMama
- Green Olive, Goat Cheese & Basil Crostini from Hip Foodie Mom
- Indian Shrimp Pulao from Soni’s Food
- Individual Beef “Phyll-ingtons” from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Ranch, Bacon and Cheese Crisps from Daily Dish Recipes
- Rissóis de Camarão | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings from Family Foodie
- Spicy Red Cabbage Quiche | Veggie Quiche Recipe from Masala Herb
#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Sweet Eats:
- Banana Bourbon Blondies from The Messy Baker
- Banana Cream Napoleon from Food Lust People Love
- Brown Butter M&M Cookies from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Brown Butter Rolo Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from Damn Delicious
- Chocolate Baumkuchen from Webicurean
- Chocolate Bread Pudding from La Cocina de Leslie
- Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Banana Cream from The Lovely Pantry
- Chocolate Covered Bacon from I Run For Wine
- Chocolate Covered Stuffed Strawberries from Country Girl in the Village
- Chocolate Mousse from Mom, What’s For Dinner?
- Chocolate Roll filled with Nutella Cream from Basic N Delicious
- Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream with Cherry Sauce from Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas with Chocolate Sauce from The Roxx Box
- Coconut Sweetheart Cookies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Coeur a la Creme from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cream Cheese Mints from Simply Gourmet
- Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse with Coconut Cream from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte from Kelly Bakes
- #GlutenFree Chocolate Almond Cloudless Cake from Cooking Underwriter
- Heart Shaped White Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Cream from Noshing with the Nolands
- Homemade Cherry Mash Candies from Juanita’s Cocina
- Maple-Date Bars from Diabetic Foodie
- Meyer Lemon Marmalade from Shockingly Delicious
- Mini Samoa Bundt Cakes from Ruffles & Truffles
- Molten Chocolate Lava Cake from Gotta Get Baked
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes from The Meltaways
- Pistachio and Chocolate Souffle from Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Raspberry Custard Tart from Kudos Kitchen
- Raw Fudge Love from Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Red Velvet French Macarons with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies from Magnolia Days
- Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars from Chocolate Moosey
- Red Wine Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting from The Urban Mrs.
- Strawberry Shortcake! from The Foodie Army Wife
- Strawberry Valentine Cake Hearts from Ninja Baking
- Tres Leches Tea Cakes with Honey Riesling Soaked Fruit from Neighborfood
- Valentine’s Bakewell Tarts from Happy Baking Days
- Valentines Chocolate Apples from Big Bear’s Wife
#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Drinks:
- Blood Orange Vodka Martinis from The Catholic Foodie
- Bloody Raspberry Cocktail from My Cute Bride
- Strawberry Gin Fizz from girlichef
#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Tablescape: A Romantic Table For Two Please fromAn Appealing Plan
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