Valentine's Heart Treats1:08 PM
This is an easy dessert that you can plan for making this valentine's day. I have never made pie in my life and when i decided to make these heart treats i was looking going through couple of recipes in pinterest which used store-brought per crusts and some of them were made with shortening. So i just skipped the shortening part and used just butter and flour. Making the dough is very easy, just add all together and mix it to form a dough. This crust would work for large pies too.
Once baked it was very flaky and the jam filling gave it a nice sweetness making it a perfect dessert. I used blackberry jam as the filling, sky is the limit, you can use any type of filling you like.
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VALENTINE'S HEART TREATS
By Sathya Sankar
Makes 10-13 Treats
FOR THE CRUST
FOR THE FILLING
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2-21/2 tablespoon ice cold water
- any jam of your choice
- Egg wash
- Brown sugar to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of food processor, add together flour, salt and butter.
- Pulse together for a crumbly mixture.
- Add the ice cold water little by little and mix the flour and butter mixture until it comes through to form a dough.
- Move the dough on to a floured surface and roll the dough in to a circle.
- Using a heart cutter, gently cut the dough hearts and place them in the lined baking sheet.
- Roll again and repeat with the remaining dough. You must be having even number of hearts.
- Brush extacly half the number of hearts with egg wash and place a small amount of jam on top.
- Close the filled hearts with the remaining hearts and press gently, make sure you seal the hearts on the edges well, other wise the filling may come out.
- Using a small round tip, press gently on the edges of the hearts to make it pretty.
- Sprinkle the sugar on top and bake for 15 minutes or until the hearts golden brown on top.
- Let it rest on a wire rack until cool.
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- The measurement mentioned above makes about 10-13 treats. You can double the recipe.
- Using cold butter and ice cold water is very important for making the crust very flaky.
- Instead of using jam, fresh fruits, chocolates, pie filling also can be used.
- Make sure to seal the edges well, few of my treats opened up while baking and filling separated, you dont want this!
- Instead of brown sugar, white sugar or even colorful sugar sprinkles can be used.