I love hearts & I love pie! So I thought, why not combine two of my loves and make heart-shaped mini pies.
And because tomorrow is Valentine's day, I had a perfect excuse to make these!
Start by making your pie crust. It's actually pretty easy...
Of course, you could use store-bought pie crust, if you'd like.
Next, roll out your dough & cut out the hearts, using a cookie cutter.
For the filling, I used my own homemade chunky apple sauce. And it worked perfectly.
But you could used almost anything you wanted...
Fresh fruit, cut very small or even grated. Just add a bit of sugar, cinnamon & flour.
Jams or purees. Or just store-bought pie filling.
Just put a small amount of your filling on top of one of the hearts.
Be careful not to use to much filling or it will make a mess when you put the tops on.
Use a fork to seal up the edges.
Then, poke the tops with a fork & brush with egg.
This picture is a good diagram of these steps.
Place the pies on to a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 25 minutes, or until the crust is golden.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream & a drizzle of caramel sauce.
This is a perfect Valentine's Day dessert!