I've got this thing for mini pies. Which is ironic since I'm totally a filling girl and these are heavy on the crust. Just look at how cute they are, can you blame me? Plus I like that I can sneak one just about anytime I want, like a cookie...but better!
Yup, little Cherry Hand Pies have it aaaall going on. Homemade cherry pie filling is just about the tastiest thing in the world and if you've never made it you'll be shocked at how easy it is. Take a little help from a frozen bag of sweet dark cherries, pop them in a pan with a few other ingredients, and in no time you will have a jar full of perfectly sweet and delicious, chunky, fruity filling.
Plus that pie filling is great spooned over vanilla ice cream, or dolloped on top of your morning yogurt and granola for a sweet treat, or just eaten by the spoonful right out of the jar (not that I would EVER do such a thing!) Gosh, I love this stuff.
And if you have any of that scrumptious filling left after all of the snacking, spoon it between two pieces of buttery pie dough and bake. Oh, my goodness is it good. And not just for summer! Oh, no. These sweet babies will brighten up the greyest winter day with their happy pie vibes.
Cherry hand pies à la mode anyone?
photos by Leah Bergman