Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies

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Perfect Valentine’s Day Dessert

Why You'll Love This

These mini pastries are not just cute! Their mini size makes them ideal for both kids and adults, especially during Valentine’s Day parties where you want to have a variety of treats. The combination of flaky pastry, cream cheese, and cherry filling appeals to all taste preferences, making it a family-friendly dessert.

Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies Recipe

How to Make

Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies

Ingredients

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Preheat the oven to 355° F. Unroll the puff pastry sheets and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts out of each sheet.

Step 1

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 Carefully take all the heart-shaped cutouts from the puff pastry sheet.

Step 2

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Lay out your heart-shaped puff pastry cutouts on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Step 3

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Prick the hearts with a fork to be used as ‘tops’ for the pastries. Set aside.

Step 4

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In a medium bowl, combine room temperature cream cheese, remaining sugar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

Step 5

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Add a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture to the center of your heart-shaped pastries.

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 Top your cream cheese mixture with a heaping teaspoon of cherry pie filling.

Step 7

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 Using your forefinger or a pastry brush, wet the edges of the pastry with cold water.

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Now top with the pricked heart cut-out pastries.

Step 9

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Crimp the edges with a fork to seal to ensure none of the filling escapes during baking.

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Bake for 25 minutes or until the pie crust is golden brown.

Step 11

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Enjoy your homemade heart-shaped cherry hand pies!

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