Valentine’s Day is this weekend and I wanted to do something a little different this year. Instead of buying chocolates or ordering my husband’s favorite cupcakes from GiGi’s bakery, I decided to put my wifey skills to the test and bake something of my own. Some may call it beginners luck, but to be completely honest I can’t believe how well they turned out and were super easy to make. The recipe requires very little ingredients and can be made with tons of different fillings. Keep scrolling if you want to see how I made these cute little things.
You’ll need the following: Pillsbury Pie Crusts (comes with two, already rolled out flat), Flour, 2 eggs, White Sugar, Cinnamon (optional), Cookie/Lollipop sticks (make sure they’re oven safe), Pie filling or other filling of your choice, Heart shaped cookie cutters.
Start by sprinkling a handful of flour on a clean flat surface and begin rolling out your dough.
Next use your cookie cutter to cut out as many hearts as you can. You can also take the left over pieces of dough and combine it together to create a few more.
Place your hearts on a cookie sheet, making sure to leave a little space between each one.
Now the fun part of adding in the fillings! I went with classic cherry pie filling and my personal favorite caramel apple. You could add just about anything from peanut butter, nutella/chocolate, or other fruit fillings.
Next you’re going to add the sticks, and gently press down so they stick to the dough. Make sure you put it about ¼ of the way in the pie so they don’t fall off!
In a small bowl wisk 1 whole egg together to create your egg wash. On the top half of your heart (the half without the filling) take your finger or a brush and line the edge of the heart with egg wash, this will help seal the pie together. Now place it on top of your other half with the filling.
After you’ve evenly lined up the two pieces of hearts, take a fork and gently press along the edges of the dough to seal them together.
Next brush each pie with a little bit of egg wash and sprinkle sugar and/or cinnamon on top. Then pop them in the oven for about 15- 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Once they’re done, let them cool for about 5-10 minutes and then decorate with cute ribbon or string for a little something extra! You could even add a little tag with a cute saying for your Valentine.