Quick Valentines Day Treat Heart Shaped Cherry Hand Pies

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My son’s class is having a little Valentine’s Day celebration with a few treats and a book exchange. I decided to make these super simple Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies to share with his class. To keep this super simple, I used store bought pie dough and a really good brand of canned cherries in water (look for something that lists only cherries, water, and pure cane sugar in the ingredients list. Avoid those with high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors). I hesitate to even call this a recipe since it doesn’t involve any actual cooking or prepping, but alas…the instructions are below.

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Quick Valentine’s Day Treat: Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies

What You’ll Need

  • 1 can cherries in water, drained and lightly mashed
  • Pie Dough (2)
  • 1 egg, whisked with a little water to use as egg wash
  • Sugar, for sprinkling
  • 3-inch heart cookie cutter

Directions:

Cut out hearts from pie dough.

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Place a few cherries (3-4) in center of heart.

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Cover with another heart cutout and crimp edges with a fork. Repeat with remaining hearts. Brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle with a little sugar. Using a sharp knife, cut out a small X in the middle of the heart to allow steam to escape.

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Bake in 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.