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Mini Heart Pies

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Looking for a cute Valentine’s Day dessert? These mini heart pies are super simple—and adorable! We’ve also included some of our favorite pie filling recipes that use essential oils. You can enjoy these delicious pies any day of the year, not just on February 14.

Mini Heart Pies

  • Servings: 8–10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 refrigerated or homemade pie crust
  • Pie filling (recipes below)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) milk
  • White sugar
  • 3–4″ (7.5–10 cm) heart-shaped cookie cutter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Using cookie cutter, cut the pie dough into several hearts. You should be able to make 8–10 pies (16–20 hearts total).
  3. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat, and place half of the hearts on the pan.
  4. Whisk egg and milk together, and wet the edges of the hearts with this mixture.
  5. Place a small amount of filling in the center of each heart.
  6. Cut a small x in the center of each remaining heart, and place on top of the filled hearts.
  7. Using a fork, crimp the edges of the hearts together.
  8. Brush the sealed pies with the egg wash, and dust with white sugar.
  9. Bake the pies for 14–16 minutes, or until the crust is browned.
  10. Move pies to a cooling rack, and allow them to cool.
  11. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Strawberry Lemon Pie Filling

  • Servings: 8–10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups (600 g) fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup (200 g) white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. (25 g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 5–10 drops lemon essential oil (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the strawberries into small pieces, and crush 1/4 of them.
  2. In a pot over medium heat, cook the crushed strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, and water until the mixture thickens up. Chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Combine the cooked mixture with the fresh strawberries and lemon oil. Fill your mini pies with this sweet-tangy mixture.

Apple Cinnamon Pie Filling

  • Servings: 8–10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 4–6 apples, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 3 Tbsp. (25 g) cornstarch
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Place sugar, water, cornstarch, and oils in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add apples, and simmer on medium heat until mixture thickens and apples soften.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before adding to pie crusts.

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