Easy Valentine Heart Pies

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Try this Easy Valentine Heart Pies recipe and make something special for your someone special on this Valentine’s Day. And this recipe is so easy you can make it any day that you want to say, I love you, to the special people in your household. All the ingredients are commercial ones so this job is more a matter of assembling the things together rather than actually baking anything. That also means that the kids can get involved, and there are plenty of things for them to do that they will enjoy.

The easy valentine heart pies recipe begins with a commercial dough that you can just pick up at your local grocery store. Any brand will do, so do not worry about whether or not your local grocery store carries the particular brand that the site, Cincy Shopper, recommends. Then the filling is also a commercial one. For this Heart pies recipe, in the spirit of the red color that represents love and is so popular on Valentine’s Day, the filling that is used is red cherry pie filling. And that also makes filling this heart pie recipe easy, too. Just plop a dollop in the middle, seal up the heart shapes you cut out of the dough, and you are practically done.

This step is where the kids might be able to help if they are old enough. The dough is cut out in heart shapes, then filled with cherry filling and closed up using a fork to make an edge around the pie. Then a bit of egg wash is put over the pie and sugar is sprinkled on top before you put them in the oven to bake. Depending on the age and skill level of your little helpers, they may be able to put the filling in to the heart pie, possibly create the seal around the pie edges, and even the youngest helper can probably swish a bit of egg wash over the entire thing and sprinkle sugar on top. Even if the results are not perfect, it will not matter. The whole purpose of the exercise is to make a loving result, and with the help of the kids, you will undoubtedly get that much! So enlist the help of the kids for any of these steps. Even older kids might be able to make the entire thing themselves, including rolling and cutting the pie dough. It all depends on them, and their level of ability, of course.

So try these out whenever you want to express your love and affection to your family. They are quick and easy to make, and everyone can help at the skill level they bring. Enjoy this!

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