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Inside: Heart-Shaped Mini Cherry Pies – Perfect for Valentines Day

We are kicking off our Valentine Day inspired DIY’s, Recipes, and Party ideas today with one of our favorite recipes, Mini Cherry Pies! Cherry pie is one of our favorite pie flavors, but make it mini and heart-shaped and it quickly jumps to number one.

We enjoy making these sweet little treats for all our loved ones during this season of love. They add the perfect little bit of sweetness to share with everyone.

Mini Cherry Pies

Heart-Shaped Mini Cherry Pies

You can make these sweet little treats for everyone in your life. Making them as gifts for your neighbors, treats for the office, as a sweet treat on your Valentine spread, or for your girl gang of BFFs. They are so tasty, sweet, and the cutest way to celebrate love.

Mini Cherry Pies

Tips for Make Mini Pies

Although these mini cherry pies are SUPER EASY to make, there are a few tips we have learned through the years of making them.

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  1. Using pre-made pie crust is such an easy alternative. They still taste great, and always seem to turn out better for us when we use the pre-made dough.
  2. Make sure you don’t overfill your pies. When you overfill the pies, the sweet goo seems to ooze out and burn your pies.
  3. Use a beaten egg and lightly rub around the edge of the bottom crust before placing the top crust on. This helps create a good seal for all your cherry goodness.
  4. Cut an “x” on the top of your pie to act as a vent. Again, this helps prevent your mini pies from busting open.
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Heart-Shaped Mini Cherry Pies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Store-Bought Pie Crust
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Canned Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 Beaten Egg
  • Sprinkles
How to Make Mini Cherry Pies

Instructions to Make Mini Cherry Pies

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, 2 tbsp of sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on your work surface and unroll your pie crust onto the flour.
  4. We used a rolling pin to make our dough smoother and a tad bit thinner.
  5. Using a cookie cutter, cut out as many pieces as you can. You can always keep squeezing together the scraps and re-rolling the dough to cut out more hearts.
  6. Place your first layer of dough onto your non-stick baking sheet.
  7. You can use a piping bag or spoon out the cream cheese mixture and cherry filling onto the bottom layer of dough. (Make sure to stay clear of the edges)
  8. Use your beaten egg to lightly coat the edge of the bottom layer of dough.
  9. Add the top dough layer and use your fingers or a fork to crimp the edged of the pies.
  10. Cut two slits in the top of each pie. This lets the steam out as they cook so they don’t burst.
  • You can add a drizzle of icing by simply mixing together powdered sugar, milk, and food coloring. Just mix together powdered sugar and milk until you reach the desired consistency.
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More Valentines Day Ideas You’ll Love

Here are few more fun Valentine ideas that will go perfectly with your Mini Cherry Pies.

  • Valentine Confetti Poppers – These push poppers filled with confetti, treats, and wishes of love will be a hit when passed from kid to kid this year. I love that these confetti poppers are part pinata (stuffed with goodies), part party (with the push, the pop, and the bang), and part sweet Valentine. The littles will have a blast making these and classmates will adore bursting the poppers to reveal their Valentine treats.
  • Heart Milk Ice Cubes – These Valentine’s hearts milk ice cubes are a sweet surprise for your man’s morning coffee or the kid’s tall glass of milk, they are so simple to make! I made mine with the cutest heart ice cube trays ever!. As they melt, the milk turns pink.
  • Valentine Love Bug Balloons – The valentines balloons turned love bugs are great because they will stay on the table like little bugs! We plan to put one on each kid’s desk and watch them go wild.

(Photos @ASubtleRevelry created for us by Whitney Gray)

Heart-Shaped Mini Cherry Pies

These Heart-Shaped Mini Cherry Pies are exactly what you need for your special someone this Valentine’s Day.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 pies
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Store-bought pie crust
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Canned Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 Beaten Egg

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, 2 tbsp of sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside.

  3. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on your work surface and unroll your pie crust onto the flour.

  4. We used a rolling pin to make our dough smoother and a tad bit thinner.

  5. Using a cookie cutter, cut out as many pieces as you can. You can always keep squeezing together the scraps and re-rolling the dough to cut out more hearts.

  6. Place your first layer of dough onto your non-stick baking sheet.

  7. You can use a piping bag or spoon out the cream cheese mixture and cherry filling onto the bottom layer of dough. (Make sure to stay clear of the edges)

  8. Use your beaten egg to lightly coat the edge of the bottom layer of dough.

  9. Add the top dough layer and use your fingers or a fork to crimp the edged of the pies.

  10. Cut two slits in the top of each pie. This lets the steam out as they cook so they don't burst.

Recipe Notes

You can add a drizzle of icing by simply mixing together powdered sugar, milk, and food coloring. Just mix together powdered sugar and milk until you reach the desired consistency.