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Valentine's Day Inspiration: Heart Shaped Mini Pies

Last updated 4 years ago

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

Pie Dough

  • 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.
For step by step pictures and the original recipe, visit Little Leopard Book.



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