This year I wasn't in a rush, but I did visit Target to peruse their holiday section. Do you ever go to Target to just walk around? I am not sorry to say that I do; however, I also know that this is a dangerous activity. It's almost impossible to leave Target without buying something, and last Saturday my downfall was a pack of adorable striped straws that I thought would be the perfect accent to these little heart-shaped pies.
I got the idea for these teeny treats on pinterest, via the cute blog The Farm Chicks. I deviated only slightly from their method, opting for pre-made pie crust (partly because I had it, partly because I'm lazy) and nutella and strawberry jam fillers instead of raspberry. They turned out to be adorable and really could not be easier.
Using a cookie-cutter, stamp an even amount of hearts out of your pie crust.
If you need to, you can bundle the scraps in a ball and re-roll to get more.
Add a dollop of your chosen filling to the center of each dough-heart.
*Note: Try to pick a fruit jam that holds up. You don't want runny here.
Wet the edges around your filled dough-heart with a small amount of water, then place the second heart atop. Using a fork, stamp the edges to seal and prick the middle to vent.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to cool & sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Enjoy! (with your pink striped straw :)
Happy Valentine's Day!!
*By "finished eating" I really mean took to work and left in the kitchen for someone else to eat. They were gone in (I'm not kidding you) 5 minutes! Anything to help pass the time. ;)