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

Lucas’ 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.

Heart Cherry Hand Pies

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


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.

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