I made something similar at Christmas using apples and they turned out so good, I just tweaked that original recipe to work with cherry pie instead, The Cherry Pie was actually a lot easier.
We made a dozen and they were all gone the next day, and I'm the only one that eats sweets. So. There's That.
They are like tiny pieces of cherry heaven. And if you have kids, they love to help!
Thankfully, these are super easy to make, don't require a ton of ingredients and aren't super messy. So, you win! All the way around!
To start, you'll need a few things. (Depending on how many mini pies you want to make you'll need anywhere from 2-6 pie crusts.) I used all 6 rolls of crust.
-Two Cans of Cherry Pie Filling (Yum! Can't wait until I can make these with fresh cherries!)
-Two Refrigerated Pie Crust.
Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees.
Start by unrolling your pie crust.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out as far as you can without pulling it apart or making it super thin. You'll need it to remain at least a little thick, so it doesn't pull apart when you cut the heart shapes.
Using a Cookie Scoop or Similar,a regular spoon will do), scoop out spoon-fulls of the pie filling onto the unrolled pie dough. Try not to eat some, I dare you.
The next step is to beat the egg to make an egg wash..
Oh wait! Hi, Savanna!
"Get off the counter, Savanna."
"You're going to fall, Savanna!"
"Don't eat the egg wash, Savanna!"
See! Kids are totes fun!! (This is my sarcastic voice..)
But she's pretty darn cute so I guess I'll keep her.
Using a pastry brush, brush the egg-white onto the dough around the pie filling, this works as a "glue" to hold the pies together and also helps them bake more evenly.
After that, you'll want to roll out your second pie crust, stretch this one out a little further then the first one, so that there's room to cover the filling.
Place the Crust over top of the prepared crust and push down around the edges of the filling so there aren't any air pockets and everything is nice and sealed.
Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out your shapes and carefully place cookies onto an un-greased baking sheet.
You can use a fork to crimp and close the edges, and a knife to slice the top.
PS.You want to know what doesn't work? Every Pinterst method I've tried to cleaning baking sheets..Sigh..
Bake approx 11-15 minutes.
Aren't these little pies just the sweetest? The perfect treat for you and your sweeties!
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