Valentine's Day is right around the corner and Relish is bringing you treats to sweeten up that special day. Today we have a recipes for a sweet little pie that will ooze with festive and naturally bright colors.
Heart Shaped Cranberry Pomegranate Mini Pies
What you'll need
- 12 oz cranberries
- 1 pomegranate (seeds and juice)
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup cold butter (quartered)
- ½ cup ice-cold water
What you'll need to do
- Begin making the pie dough by mixing all of the ingredients together either by hand or in a food processor.
- Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, begin the filling for the pies. Combine the cranberries and pomegranates in a skillet over medium heat with ¼ cup water.
Once the cranberries begin to burst add the sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, honey and an additional ¼ cup water.
Mix together well, then add the cinnamon and lemon zest.
Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from burner and cool.
At this time, grab the pie dough from the refrigerator, roll it out on a floured surface and begin cutting it into heart shapes using a cookie cutter.
Once the pie filling has cooled begin placing a spoonful on top of half of the pie hearts.
Take the other half of the pie dough hearts and cover the filling.
Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes.