Thursday, February 20, 2014

National Cherry Pie Day: Cherry Pocket Pies

A while back, my dear friend Michaela over at An Affair From The Heart sent me the cutest little pocket pie maker.  I've been dying to use it.  This morning she sent me a message wishing me a Happy National Cherry Pie Day with a YouTube link to Warrant's, "Cherry Pie." A little later I was running around the grocery store like a mad woman, because we just got back from vacation and I haven't been to the store in a while.  Literally out of paper towels, shampoo, laundry detergent and most importantly Diet Coke.  I happened to see Michaela's post today, Cherry Heart Shaped Hand Pies , and I remembered my little pocket pie maker she gave me.  I decided on the fly that we would be having little cherry pies for dessert and grabbed a package of refrigerated pie dough, and a can of pie filling.  As you can see, they turned out quite cute.  Thanks again to Michaela for the pocket pie maker AND the inspiration.  She's my cherry pie!
Happy National Cherry Pie Day!
(That sweet little cherry pin belonged to my Nana!)

Cherry Pocket Pies

1 package refrigerated pie dough (enough for two-crusts)
1 can cherry pie filling
1 egg, beaten
granulated sugar for sprinkling

I followed the directions on the pocket pie maker:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Use the pocket press to cut out heart-shapes in the dough.  If you are careful you can cut 6 hearts out of each circle of dough, enough for 3 pies total.  Place a heart-shaped piece of dough onto each half of the pie press.  Press the dough down slightly in the center.  Fill with approximately 2 tablespoons of pie filling.  Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg and press pocket pie maker together to close and create a little heart-shaped pocket.  Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.  Brush pie with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.  Serve to someone you love!

Prep Time:  Approximately 20 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 20 minutes

1 comment:

  1. You even posted the video!! So glad you liked it!! Happy Cherry Pie Day!! xx


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