Sweet Pies For Your Sweetie Pie on Valentine’s Day

January 16th, 2012 by Catherine Davis

I’m one of those people that can’t help but be in love with the idea of spreading love on Valentine’s Day. No matter how commercialized the holiday has become, it’s one that makes me feel good sharing extra love with the people that mean the most to me. One way I do that is through my love of cooking and baking. My own children get a taste of just how much they mean to me with an extra special breakfast of heart-shaped pancakes with sweet strawberry-orange sauce.

Throughout the day I drop little love notes to my husband, make special treats for the kids and finish off the day with a spectacular dessert. One idea I was recently thinking about was making heart shaped cherry pies. Then, Wilton came out with these fantastic little heart-shaped pie presses that made my idea a reality in just a few simple steps.

Iced Heart Shaped Mini Pies

What You Need to Make Cherry Pie Hearts

  • Wilton Heart Shaped Mini Pie Press
  • 2 – Refrigerated Pie Crust Dough Rolls
  • 1 – can cherry pie filling
  • 1 – egg, beaten
  • 1 – cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • red food coloring, decorations (optional)

Heart Shaped Mini Pie Press

I like to use pre-made pie dough because it just cuts out so many steps in the dessert making process. The Wilton Pie Press is built as a cutter and press in one where you can use the outer edge to cut hearts into the dough. Each sheet will fit about 4-5 hearts depending on how close you squeeze them. Two sheets will produce 5 pies total, making this the perfect baking project for our family of five.

Cutting the Dough Hearts

After the dough hearts are cut you simply lay one in the press, brush some of the egg wash along the edges and fill the center with your favorite pie filling. In this case, cherry is a beautiful filling to use for Valentine’s Day. Gently lay a second dough heart over the filling and press! That’s it! You get a beautiful little heart-shaped pie that’s ready to bake.

Cherry Filled Pie Press

Once the pies have cooled, you can add a sweet glaze on top and decorate them with holiday themed candy decorations. My favorite is the Fill Your Heart Sprinkles sold in the Wilton online store.

Sprinkle Topped Mini Pies

Inside these pies you get a big bite of sweet cherry filling that’s just dripping with semi-homemade love from your oven to their little tummies.

Cherry Filled Pies

This guest post courtesy of Cat Davis, a Wilton Mom Ambassador. Cat is the author of Food Family Finds, a blog dedicated to recipes, baking, product reviews and stories about motherhood with three children.

Catherine Davis Cat is the author of Food Family Finds, a blog dedicated to recipes, baking, product reviews and stories about motherhood with three children. Cat is also a Wilton Mom Ambassador.

18 Replies

  1. Cat they turned out great! Congrats on blogging for Wilton!

  2. Emilie says:

    Cat, those pies look amazing and yet simple. I’m totally craving one now!

  3. Sandra says:

    These really look awsome. I think I might even stop by Michaels on my way home and buy me a Mini Pie Press. 🙂

  4. Jen says:

    Looks great for the kids V-Day party at school but I might have to do Strawberry instead of Cherry….not a fan of Cherry and neither are the kids. Thanks for the idea-

  5. Dee says:

    Cat, just beautiful looking pies!!

    I’m happy to see that Wilton has these fun little shaped pie makers now! I’ve purchased them in the past from Willimas Sonoma, etc. and have really enjoyed the flexability of the pie types using the molds. We’ve made fried fruit pies, baked fruit and savory pies and even baked custard filled pies! These worked great for my kiddo’s lunch boxes and even for breakfast pies that they could just grab and go!! Hope these are as easy to get as most Wilton products, i.e., cake isle of any craft store/walmart, etc.!!

    • Cat Davis says:

      Thanks Dee. I haven’t been in Michaels yet but I did see them at Meijers this past weekend. There was one left on the shelf so I’m guessing these will be popular this year.

  6. Alexandra says:

    I just found out that all Wilton stuff is actually more than TWICE as expensive here in The Netherlands than on the Wilton webshop….
    I’m not paying €10,- for that pie press! And I refuse to buy any other cake supplies here in The Netherlands from now on…

    Great tutorial though! 😀 I’ll try it as soon as I get my hands on a pie press from across the borders!

  7. Cindy says:

    These look great.. I work at Michaels will have to see if we have thses in stock..and what a good way to use my coupons..Thanks for sharing.

    • Cat Davis says:

      Oh Cindy you’re so lucky. I think I’d be in heaven if I worked at Michaels surrounded by all those cake decorating supplies.

      • Cece says:

        I work at Michaels also. I snagged the last cutter and wondered how I was gonna use it. I brained storm with my boyfriend and after discovering his love for guava and cream cheese…I had my idea for his yummy Valentines Day treat. I.can hardly wait. Wish I could fit more hearts on the crust though.

  8. […] Want to see how these pies were made? Visit the Wilton brand blog where you’ll see my guest post including step-by-step photos on how to make the Sweetie (Cherry) Pies for Valentine’s Day! […]

  9. Karlene says:

    Cat, these look absolutely wonderful. Very “cute” especially for those little ones.
    I appreciate your blog and sharing this simple, fun tutorial.

    All the best!!

  10. Diana Cruz says:

    Hola m gustaría ver tutorias

  11. These look great. love it

  12. love it. thanks for sharing

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