Forget the candy, make these Conversation Heart Hand Pies for Valentine’s Day instead!
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My husband was SO excited when I told him about my idea to make these Conversation Heart Hand Pies. I wasn’t sure how they were going to LOOK, but I knew they would taste amazing, and so did he. Pie is one of our favorite desserts ever, so this post was almost more for us than it was for you guys.
I don’t think there are very many people who actually enjoy conversation heart candy. It’s chalky, dry and just not very flavorful. I LOVE those cute little messages on the candy hearts and wanted a way to incorporate those into our Valentine’s Day without the candies, and thus Conversation Heart Hand Pies were born.
Conversation Heart Hand Pies
You will need:
Large heart cookie cutter
Refrigerated pie crust (pack of 2)
Raspberry (or preferred flavor) pie filling
Red Food Coloring
OR use this super cool food coloring PEN!
Use a spoon to place a heart shaped section of pie filling. DO NOT OVERFILL. You will regret it.
Use a fork to crimp the edges before baking.
When they’re done baking, they should look like this. Let them cook on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
Use a fine paintbrush to paint little messages onto your pies in red food coloring. Don’t use too much or it will bleed into the pie crust and look really funky. OR You can use these SUPER cool red food coloring pens! Let them dry for 10 minutes before adding the glaze.
Place wax paper on your cooling rack. Place the pies on the wax paper and spoon the glaze carefully over the top of the pies. The food coloring won’t bleed unless you press on the words and smear it. Let them dry for 10-15 minutes and then they’re ready to eat! What flavor will you make?
- Refrigerated pie crust (2 pack)
- 1 can of raspberry pie filling
- ½ cup pie crust
- 1½ tablespoons of milk
- Red food coloring
- Preheat your oven to 450.
- Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
- Roll out the dough, and use a large heart cookie cutter to cut out as many heart shapes as possible. I got 5 from each of my crusts.
- Place the hearts from the first crust onto the greased cookie sheet.
- Use a spoon to spread a small, heart-shaped amount of pie filling onto the pie crust hearts.
- Add the hearts from the second pie crust onto the top of the pie filling.
- Use a fork to crimp the edges of the pies to seal them shut.
- Bake them at 450 for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.
- Remove them from the oven and place them on a cooling rack for ten minutes.
- After they've cooled, use a paintbrush to paint messages onto the hearts using the red food coloring. Don't use too much or it will bleed into the crust and look funky.
- Allow them to dry for another ten minutes.
- Mix the powdered sugar and milk together in a bowl.
- Place the pies on wax paper before moving onto the next step.
- Drizzle over the pies generously.
- Allow them to dry for ten more minutes before serving.