Mini Pie Hearts 1

Miniature Pie Hearts

My dad and a friend from work just went on a road trip down to New York City to meet with a tradesmen who restores statues. My dad works at an old Cathedral and some of the angles carved into the side of the church have no faces- which, for obvious (and terrifying) reasons, needs to be addressed. But the whole way down, he said that his friend ate endless Pop Tarts and washed them down with soda. Crumbs were everywhere and the steering wheel had to share priority with his pastries.

So, the next time you and your Pop Tart loving friends go on a road trip, think about making this your pastry of choice. The bite sized nature of these treats will simultaneously reduce the volume of crumbs produced, while maximizing the number hands on the wheel. And it’s super simple to make: all it takes is a pie crust, a cookie cutter, and your favorite jam. Just a word to the wise, when you’re rolling out your pie crust, go as thin as you’re comfortable, so that your crust doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the fruit inside. (Sadly, I speak from experience. Luckily, I was able to rectify my mistake by spooning extra jam on top of the finished pie bites, to achieve the same great taste. So, it wasn’t too disappointing.) You could almost say that these are the perfect dessert: they’re easy to make, easy to eat, and they turned pie into a finger food!

AuthorCarley KnutsenDifficultyBeginner

Ingredients
 Pie Crust
 Jam of Choice (we used raspberry)
 Milk (for brushing)
 Sugar (for garnish)

Prep
1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (or follow the directions on your pie crust recipe/box). Roll out the pie crust as thin as you can and still work with it. Using a small, heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out an even number of hearts. Pair two hearts together and spoon a small amount of jam into the center of one of the hearts. Set a second heart on top of the jam and, using a fork, seal together the edges of the two hearts. Take a sharp knife and delicately cut an "X" into the center of the cookie. If desired, brush the surface with milk and sprinkle some sugar on top.

Bake
2

Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve. For an extra fruity flavor, spoon some additional jam on top of the finished product right before you eat it.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 Pie Crust
 Jam of Choice (we used raspberry)
 Milk (for brushing)
 Sugar (for garnish)

Directions

Prep
1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (or follow the directions on your pie crust recipe/box). Roll out the pie crust as thin as you can and still work with it. Using a small, heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out an even number of hearts. Pair two hearts together and spoon a small amount of jam into the center of one of the hearts. Set a second heart on top of the jam and, using a fork, seal together the edges of the two hearts. Take a sharp knife and delicately cut an "X" into the center of the cookie. If desired, brush the surface with milk and sprinkle some sugar on top.

Bake
2

Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve. For an extra fruity flavor, spoon some additional jam on top of the finished product right before you eat it.

Miniature Pie Hearts

Thanks to New All Food Blogspot of the inspiration!

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