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Mini Heart Pies

Heart Hand Pies

5 from 2 reviews

Little heart shaped hand pies, filled with blueberry jam are the sweetest treats to spread some love! It’s a simple recipe using a buttery melt in your mouth pie pastry and your favourite blueberry jam. You can easily sub out blueberry jam for your favourite flavours.

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup Crisco shortening, cold and cubed
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water (approx.)

Filling

  • 1/2 cup of your favourite blueberry jam (or make a simple compote)
  • 1/4 cup milk (to brush the tops)
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar (to sprinkle on top)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor add flour and salt, blend.
  2. Add butter and pulse until small crumbs form. Add shortening and pulse until the entire mixture resembles small crumbs.
  3. With the processor running slowly add the water until a ball forms with the dough (only use as much water as needed – don’t overprocess).
  4. Divide dough in half and flatten into 2 discs. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 20 – 30 minutes..
  5. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. Roll out pastry approx. ¼ inch thick on a floured cutting board.
  7. Using a large heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes and place on your prepared baking sheet. You should have approx. 16 hearts.
  8. Spoon jam into the centre of every other heart, leaving the edges bare (don’t overfill or you won’t be able to close them shut, see images above for reference).
  9. Place the empty hearts on top of the hearts with jam on it (see post for tips).
  10. Using a fork press the edges together around the entire heart.
  11. Using a pastry brush, brush milk over the hearts.
  12. Sprinkle sugar over the tops of all the hearts.
  13. Bake for 12 -15 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Let the mini hearts sit on the baking sheet to cool before removing.

Notes

Pies freeze well; Place hand pies in a freezer bag or container for up to two months. Reheat in oven for warm pies, or serve at room temperature.

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Keywords: Pastry, Valentine's Day, Hand Pies