Heart Shaped Chocolate Cherry Hand Pies
Serves: 12
  • 2 rolls of puff pastry, thawed
  • Filling
  • 2 cups fresh, pitted and chopped fresh cherries (not frozen)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup chopped 70% dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg beaten – for egg wash
  • coarse sugar
  • powdered sugar - for dusting
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
  1. Place the cherries and sugar in a bowl and stir to coat. Add flour and stir until the cherries are evenly coated and place into fridge for one hour.
  2. On a lightly floured wood board, roll out your puff pastry slightly, you don't want it too thin.
  3. Cut out as many heart shaped pieces as you can - you will need two per hand pie - one for the bottom and one for the top.
  4. When ready to assemble, preheat oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  5. Transfer one set of hearts to the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Spoon cherry filling into the center of each heart, keeping a ¼ inch border on the outer edge. Top with chopped chocolate or chips. Brush the edges with the egg wash. Place a second heart shaped pastry on top the first filled piece, using your fingertips to press firmly around the pocket of filling, sealing the pastry well on all sides.
  7. Press the tines of a fork all around the edges of the hearts. Repeat with remaining hearts.
  8. Brush the top of the tarts with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!
Recipe by SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL EATING at https://simplybeautifuleating.com/2017/02/08/heart-shaped-chocolate-cherry-hand-pies/