Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Strawberry Pocket Pies for 2

While browsing the adorable Valentine's day accessories at Target I came across a heart shaped pocket pie press and I couldn't resist adding it to my shopping cart. Find a similar one here.
The back of the packaging had a recipe for Raspberry pocket pies, but I already had strawberries at home so I substituted them in for the raspberries. Here's what you'll need to make 2 pocket pies, one for you and one for your sweetheart...
Strawberry Pocket Pies for 2
-1 15 oz. package of refrigerated pie crust dough
-1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
-2 tsp. cornstarch
-1 cup fresh strawberries
-1 egg, beaten

Start by rolling out your dough into a 9 inch circle. Then use the back of the pie press to cut heart shapes out of the pastry dough. (If you don't have this tool, use a heart shaped cookie cutter.)
Place a piece of heart shaped dough on each half of the crimped side of the press and push down in the center slightly to make a place for the strawberry filling. To make the filling add 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tsp. cornstarch in a small bowl and stir together. Mash strawberries until you have about a cup. Add 2 tablespoons of strawberries to one half of the heart.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sugar mixture on top. Beat one egg and use a pastry brush to brush the edges with the egg. This will help seal the pie together.
Fold pie in half (or simply put other heart half on top of the one with the filling) then squeeze down tightly to crimp and seal the edges.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and repeat procedure with remaining ingredients. Place pocket pies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with egg and add additional sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes then let cool before devouring.
What a perfect little Valentine's day dessert! I'll be making several more versions of this pie to share with you. There are just so many delicious combinations you can make!

22 comments:

Lexilooo said...

Oh these are darling! I need to go to Target and find these immediately!

Ashley said...

I was just in Target... now I need to go back! These look amazing! Mmm!

Natalie said...

OMGOSH! Too Cute! =D

Morgan Liti said...

So cute!! I feel so uncreative whenever I see all your food posts - you do such a great job at making everything look special!

xo
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meme-and-he said...

cute!! what a perfect idea!

Recently Roached said...

Sometimes you make me feel like a bimbo wife. Like who wouldn't want to be married to you!? You're delightful, and those treats you make look scrumptious.

Maggie Donnelly said...

Wow, these look amazing! You can always find something cute at Target!!! There are so many yummy things you can mix it up and fill these with. Thanks for sharing such a great Valentines Day idea!

~Maggie (Sweet Peas and Lucky Honey)

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Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Allison! You are so dang creative! I always love your recipe posts :)

And strawberry desserts are always some of my favorite! DELICIOUS!

Hope you're enjoying your week!
xo

emma said...

love love love!! those are darling. i love anything heart shaped for valentine's day. perfection.

Betty said...

Oh my goodness...these look so scrumptious. And cute to boot. To Target I must go...

Katie said...

these are so cute! and sound really good!!!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

these look delish! i am so pinning them on pinterest in hopes that i make them one day ;) hopefully next week for valentines!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww, these are so cute! And I bet they are delicious!

Meg {henninglove} said...

these are so cute for a valentines day dessert. they look so yummy and fun to eat!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

I could never do this, but those are adorable!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

I wonder if Dan could make these. Hmmm ... :)

Regine Karpel said...

Yum!
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Ashley Slater said...

oh my gosh, so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we are twins! hahaha!!!!! yours look way cuter than mine! maybe I will cut the heart out AFTER they are done baking next time!!

Tara said...

These look heavenly!!! :)

Gale said...

Those look delicious! I might have to try them without the mold...might not look as pretty by hand but I think they'll still taste good!

(Pinned this! http://pinterest.com/pin/259097784784388927/)

Tracy Evelyn said...

These look seriously delicious! Yum!
Love your blog, I'm a new follower!
Tracy

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

What a cute idea! These look amazing!