I wanted to create something different for my son's teacher than sending in a cupcake. I've been teetering on these personal mini pies for the longest time. I've seen ones on sticks, ones in jars, handheld ones, etc. These ones needed to be special. I mean, they are for Valentine's Day after all. So what better pie for VD than strawberry pie? I took a few pics along the way...
|Then I made my dough. I used a crisco based pie crust this time, but for future will stick with my trusty butter crust.|
|The hearts were filled with strawberries, sealed, and brushed with butter. I also added a sprinkle of strawberry sugar. The sugar is ABSOLUTELY fantastic. I found it on our last trip to Disney World and can't wait to use it for some other treats.|
|Here are my yummy "pocket pies". Nicholas took one as a snack for school yesterday and the consensus was that all the other kids wanted one! Ha! With this type of pie crust, it fares more like a homemade poptart than pie. Delicious either way!|
And, my day wasn't over with the pies. I also baked and decorated sugar cookies for my neighbor's class.