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Valentine's Heart Treats

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A perfect mini heart-shaped treat with a delicious jam filling!




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.

Here's an step by step video:




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VALENTINE'S HEART TREATS
Chocolate cakeBy Sathya Sankar 
Makes 10-13 Treats   






INGREDIENTS
FOR THE CRUST

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-21/2 tablespoon ice cold water
FOR THE FILLING
  • any jam of your choice
  • Egg wash
  • Brown sugar to sprinkle on top

METHOD
  • 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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NOTES
  • 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.




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1 Comments

  1. Looks fantastic and yummy .. perfect for this Valentine's day ..

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