Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Raspberry Heart Shaped Hand Pies
Valentine's Day is just about a week away and my eyes have been drawn to all things heart-shaped lately. And so the little "sweetie pies" on The Farm Chicks blog practically leapt right off the page. Not only for their shape but the fact that they're made with pie dough. I love pie dough and always say it's the best part of whatever pie I've made with it. I absolutely had to make these.
(Inspired by The Farm Chicks blog)
2 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
2 Sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1/2 Cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup ice water
3/4 Cup seedless raspberry jam (approximate)
Powdered sugar for dusting
Roll out the dough on a well floured surface and cut out an equal number of heart shapes. Re-roll the scraps to create more cut outs. If you're using a large, 4" cutter, add about an ounce of jam to the center of half the hearts. Use less jam for smaller heart shapes. Wet the edges of the heart with water and place a second heart shape on top. Press down the edges with the tines of a fork to seal.
Note that I used my standard pie dough but doubled the sugar. For a tutorial on working with homemade doughs, click here.