Because cupid has more than one arrow, why not treat all the loves in your life with these super easy heart shaped strawberry hand pies. Bring a batch to your co-workers. Drop some on your neighbors door step. Heck, my cavalier Addison may have tried one. Not a fan of strawberry? Simply sub any fruit of your choice; the possibilities are endless. For more, head over to Waiting on Martha!
Rustic Heart-Shaped Hand Pies
|FOR THE DOUGH||2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling dough|
|1 teaspoon salt||1 teaspoon sugar|
|16 tablespoons (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces||4 tablespoons ice water, plus 4 more, if needed|
|FOR THE FILLING||1 Quart of strawberries|
|3-4 tablespoons sugar||heart shaped cookie cutter|
|FOR THE EGG WASH||1 egg|
|2-3 tablespoons of water|
In a food processor, pulse flour, salt, and sugar several times to combine. Add butter. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with just a few pea-size pieces remaining.
Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed with fingers (if needed, add up to 4 tablespoons more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Do not overprocess.
Turn dough out onto a work surface; form dough into two 3/4-inch-thick disk. Wrap tightly in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
About 15 minutes before the dough is ready to be removed from the refrigerator pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
Wash and hull strawberries cutting them into quarters and placing into a mixing bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar depending on the natural sweetness of your strawberries and mash the mixture to a consistency where you still have some larger chunks of strawberry. Set aside.
unwrap dough; place on a large piece of floured waxed paper or floured surface. Roll dough to two a 14-inch round. Using your heart shaped cookie cutter cut out hearts and place half of them on to a lined cookie sheet.
Scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of strawberry mixture and place on to heart. Place another piece of heart dough on top creating a pie and gently press down the sides. Then take a fork and moving all around the border of the heart gently press down to create the crease and seal your pies. Repeat until there are no more hearts left.
Beat egg and 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl, and brush each pie completely with the mixture. Sprinkle sugar on top of each and bake 15-18 minutes or until pies turn a golden brown.
Let cool 5 minutes before devouring.
*Note: Feel free to use store bought dough if homemade isn't your thing!