These sweetheart berry hand pies are the perfect dessert to show someone how much you care.
Cute, delicious and surprisingly easy to make – these are sure to be your new favorite sweet treat!
My husband loves pie. It’s been established since we met that when I want to show him truly how much I care (or I really want something haha) that pie is a must. But pie is kind of a big commitment sometimes. The crust making. The pre-cooking the crust. The basket weaving. No longer!
These tiny little pocket berry hand pies are filled with homemade jam and cream cheese and they come together dangerously quickly. A perfect way to make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside AND still get to take that bath you’ve been pining over all week.
Happy pie making!
For the Filling:
- Homemade jam (or use 1 cup store bought jam):
- 1 cup raspberries (frozen or fresh)
- 1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
- ½ cup sugar
For the Pie:
- 2 pie crusts
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 egg
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 365.
- Make jam: add raspberries, strawberries and sugar to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Smash berries with a muddler or potato masher to break down as you heat.
- Boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until thick and jam like consistency (about 10-15 minutes).
- Roll out pie crusts on floured surface.
- Cut out equal number of hearts with a heart cookie cutter. Separate half for the bottom and half for tops. Roll the tops out slightly larger with rolling pin (this helps them stretch around the filling without rupturing.
- Place bottoms on a silicone or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Whisk egg together and brush edges of dough with egg wash.
- Add a scant tablespoon of cream cheese and a tablespoon of jam to each pie. Top with crust and crimp edges with fork.
- Cut vents in each pie and brush with remaining egg wash.
- Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- While they bake whisk together powdered sugar and milk for glaze.
- Dip the pies into glaze while still warm and place on cooling rack. Allow to fully cool and harden (can be sped by placing in refrigerator).