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These mini pies are simply ADORABLE and super easy to make. These are perfect for your sweetheart or for the kids, they’re a perfect, sweet little bite.
What you’ll need:
Your favorite pie dough (can be store-bought)
Flour for rolling
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg, with a splash of water
Cherry jam (or other filling of your choice: jam, peanut butter or Nutella)
Heart cookie cutter
Before starting, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Start by rolling out your dough until it’s smooth and even, roughly 1/4″ thick. I always encourage making your own dough if you have the time. The flavor is incredible and it’s not nearly as difficult as people want you to believe. That said, in a pinch, you can absolutely buy ready-made pie dough and it will still be delicious! Once your dough is rolled out, use your cookie cutter to cut out as many hearts as you can. Recombine the scraps of dough and repeat until you have a whole bunch of little dough hearts.
Next up, spoon a bit of cherry jam or your filling of choice in the center of half of the hearts. (You’ll reserve half of the hearts as tops!) Load them up as much as you can while still leaving a little border around the outside of the heart.
Place a lollipop stick on each crust, pushing down with a bit of pressure so it kind of sticks into the dough without pushing through the other side. You can also skip this step if you’d rather just have little mini pies. The choice is totally yours!
Run a bit of egg wash along the border of the crust of the heart to create a seal for the top crust. Once you’ve done that, start plopping the tops on the hearts, using a fork to pinch the edges together. Then give the top of each pie a light coating of the egg wash, to help them get golden and crispy while baking. Take a pinch of white sugar and dust each top and you’re ready for the oven! Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until they’re golden and delicious.
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