Cherry Hand Pie Hearts

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Have you made Cherry Hand Pie Hearts in your air fryer before? If not, you most definitely need to add this sweet Valentine’s Day dessert to the list.

They are actually fairly easy to make and could be done in about 20 minutes or less. Not bad if you are short on time and want a simple, yet cute dessert idea.

 

Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make Cherry Hand Pie Hearts:

Ingredients:

  • Premade pie crust dough
  • Egg wash (egg and milk)
  • Cherry pie filling

Supplies:

 

Can I Use Homemade Pie Crust?

If you are up for the task, you are more than welcome to use your own homemade pie crust, or give Live Well Bake Often’s homemade pie crust recipe a try!

You may want to watch the cooking time a bit more though since the dough won’t be cold like the refrigerated dough.

What Other Fillings to Use 

Cherry filling is what we use in this hand pie recipe, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up, but you can use other fillings too!

  • Blueberry filling
  • Apple filling
  • Strawberry filling
  • Peach filling

 

How to Make Cherry Hand Pie Hearts:

Step 1: Cut the Hearts

Carefully unravel both pie crusts onto a flat surface (we lined ours with parchment paper), and cut out about 16 hearts. 

Gather and reroll scraps as needed in order to cut out more hearts (you’ll need to have an even number of hearts).

 

Step 2: Fill the Hand Pies  

Next, use the egg wash to wet the edges of the hearts on the pan.

Carefully place 5-6 cherries in the center of each heart in a V formation using a fork. Try and avoid putting too much of the gel from the filling otherwise, the hearts will overflow. 

 

Step 3: Assembling the Pies 

Cut a small “X” in the center of the remaining half of the hearts that are not on the pan.

Carefully place the “X” heart crusts on top of each of the filled hearts. Line up the pointed tips before pressing the crusts together for the prettiest presentation.

 

Step 4: Finishing Touches 

Press and crimp the edges of the layered pie crusts with a fork (about 1/2-inch) to secure them closed. If any pie filling pops out, use a slightly damp paper towel to clean it up.

Brush the sealed pies with egg wash to help keep the pies sealed.

 

Step 5: Bake the Cherry Hand Pies

When you are finished prepping all of the hand pies, place them in the air fryer basket and air fry at 350 degrees F or 176 degrees C for 6-8 minutes, or until golden and perfect.

 

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Final Thoughts

Hand pies are such a great way to get a little bit of pie, without having to go through the trouble of making a whole pie. Plus they are super cute and delicious!

Have you made hand pies in any other fun shapes?

 

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Cherry Hand Pie Hearts

These deliciously sweet Cherry Hand Pie Hearts are the perfect dessert to make in the air fryer for Valentine’s Day!
4.25 / 5 ( 8 Reviews )
Print Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Serves: 8 people
Adjust Servings: 8 people

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment paper or flour
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Pastry brush
  • Sharp knife

Ingredients

  • 2 9 inch Pie Crusts
  • 21 oz can Cherry pie filling

Egg Wash

Instructions

  • Carefully unravel both pie crusts onto a flat surface (we lined ours with parchment paper), and cut out about 16 hearts. Gather and reroll scraps as needed to cut out more hearts (get an even number).
  • Use the egg wash to wet the edges of the hearts on the pan.
  • Carefully place 5-6 cherries in the center of each heart in a V formation using a fork. Try and avoid putting too much gel; otherwise, the hearts will overflow.
  • Cut a small X in the center of the remaining half of the hearts that are not on the pan.
  • Carefully place the X heart crusts on top of each of the filled hearts. Line up the pointed tips before pressing the crusts together for the prettiest presentation.
  • Press and crimp the edges of the pie crusts with a fork (about 1/2-inch) to secure closed. If any pie filling pops out, use a slightly damp paper towel to clean it up.
  • Brush the sealed pies with egg wash.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and air fry at 350 °F for 6-8 minutes, or until golden and perfect.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 226mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.1g

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Ingredients: Cherry pie filling, Egg, Milk, Pie Crust
Meal Type: Desserts, Valentine's Day
Categories: Pie, Air Fryer

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