Well, I was very stumped this year on what treat to make the kids for Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, I have very talented friends who inspire me daily. Thanks to my friend Melody: https://www.instagram.com/melodyinthemaking/ I used one of her great recipes from last year! So here it is, I hope you enjoy it and check out her amazing page in the process!
- 1 box of refrigerated pie crust
- 1 can of pie filling (I used apple and strawberry and just doubled the amount I made)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- sprinkling sugar
- Heart shaped cookie cutter
- Also, make sure you have a rolling pin, cookie sheet, kitchen shears, basting brush and parchment paper on hand
Take the pie crust out and unroll it. Then use your cookie cutter to cut out the most hearts as possible. I was able to get 8 (there were two pie crusts in the box I bought) Make sure you make an exact match for the tops and the bottoms of the pies. Set those aside.
Crack the egg into a bowl and add the milk. Mix that together and keep it nearby at this will be your egg wash. Place half the hearts on the parchment paper lined cookie tray and brush the edges with the egg wash, using the basting brush.
Spoon a small amount of the pie filling into the center of the hearts, making sure to use less of the jelly and more of the fruit (to prevent it from spilling out)
Next bring out the other half of the hearts you set aside. You will use your kitchen shears to cut small “X’s” in the middle of these, before placing them on top of the pie filled hearts. Make sure the x cuts aren’t too big, so the heart shape will stay in place.
Place the tops onto the bottoms of the hearts gently. Next, use a fork to crimp the edges shut. Wipe away any excess spilling of the pie filling.
Paint the tops with egg wash and and sprinkle the sprinkling sugar on top. This was the kids favorite part!
Place the pies in the oven at 350 degrees for 16 minutes. They should be golden brown.Let cool and eat immediately! That’s it!
Her recipe was so easy to follow and turned out amazing. This is definitely an easy treat to have the kids help with! I will save this under the “Yummy” tab on my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gypsyheartedmama/ highlights tab. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and have a great Valentine’a Day weekend!
I’ve also connected with some amazing galentines to share some blogs featuring valentines desserts! Brownies, donuts, cookies, cupcakes, charcuterie boards and more! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing
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