I. Love. Pie.
Which is why it is very fitting that my only pie press is shaped like a heart.
I bought this little baby back around Valentine’s Day at Target for $5. For this recipe, you could really use any kind of pie press. They are sold on Amazon in many shapes and sizes for between $5-$10. Do yourself a favor and get one, because these little hand pies are (a) Way easier to make than a big pie, and (b) cuter than big pies, (c) built-in portion control, and (d) they make you feel special.
This recipe tastes JUST like the hostess ones that we all used to eat in our lunches as kids, but much better, and I’m guessing one of them doesn’t have 500 calories in it, either.
Pie crust, refrigerated or homemade – 1 refrigerated crust will yield pies and some scraps.
Cherry Pie filling
Egg Wash (1 egg + 2 T water, mixed well)
1/2 cup powdered sugar + 1-2 tablespoons half and half
Preheat the oven to 375°
Roll out one of the pie crusts and use the back of the pie press to cut out hearts. Place cherry pie filling in the center of one heart, and top with another heart. Press down on the pie press. Repeat until all of the pie crust is used. Make sure and cut a little slit in the middle for steam to escape.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 7 – 10 minutes or until slightly brown. Cover warm pies with glaze. Cool and enjoy.