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Valentine’s Day Recipe: Strawberry Hearts

Here, have a heart. These little heart pastries are so easy to make and I bet you, you couldn’t eat just one. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can make it your own by filling the pies with whichever type of filling your heart desires.

Recipe adapted from The Sweetest Occasion.

What you will need:

  • Pie dough (I use the pre-made Pillsbury dough but you can also make your own).
  • Strawberry Jam (or filling of your choice)
  • A heart cookie cutter
  • 1 egg
  • Flour
  • About 2 tablespoons of sugar

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Preheat your oven for 350 degrees.

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Sprinkle flour on your surface to keep the dough from sticking. Roll out the dough and begin cutting out little hearts.

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Once all the dough is cut into hearts, put about a spoonful of jam on every other heart. Be careful, if too much jam is used it will ooze out during baking. It won’t affect the pastry but there will be a lot of scrubbing after the finished product.

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Next beat the egg with a splash of water to create an egg wash. Using your finger or a pastry brush, paint the outside rim of the heart with the jam to create a seal for the top heart. Once the egg wash is added put the top crust on the hearts. Using a fork, pinch the two edges together while also creating a fancy design.

Paint the top heart with the egg wash. Then sprinkle some sugar over the egg wash. Place the hearts on a greased cookie sheet and bake them for about 20 to 30 minutes. Check them every 15 minutes.

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These give a new meaning to “eat your heart out!”.

Keep your head held high.