It’s down to the wire and you’re panicking, in search of a special treat for your sweetheart to come home to after a long day at the office? We’ve got you covered. These no-fuss, incredibly easy yet impressive heart-shaped hand pies are a sure thing. These guys go great with a classic champagne cocktail or hot chocolate (don’t forget the dash of whiskey). Throw on a little Stevie, Smokey or Marvin, scatter a few tea lights, and arrange these on some of that good china you’ve been saving for situations such as this. Valentine’s Day: easy as pie!
Path Heart Hand Pies
3 cups Strawberries
4 tablespoons sugar (granulated or brown works)
Zest of half a lemon
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
Store bought pie dough
Powdered sugar and/or whipped cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Let pie dough rest until it is room temperature and then roll out thin. Hull and quarter strawberries. Mix berries with lemon zest, sugar, and cornstarch. Cut dough into heart shape with a butter knife, roughly palm-sized. Place a small pile of berry mixture on the center of heart. Lay another heart cut-out on top of the berries. Smoosh edges together with the edge of a fork. Separate egg white from yolk and brush top of pastry with the yolk mixed with a little water. Bake on a metal pan until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Top with whipped cream and powdered sugar.
If you end up making these, tweet us @Path and let us know how they turn out!