These Heart-Shaped Air Fryer Cherry Hand Pies make a fast and fun Valentine’s treat when you want to celebrate but you are out of time.
Are you looking for a fun and fast home-baked Valentine’s sweet treat? Something that needs just three ingredients, 15 minutes and uses your air fryer? These heart-shaped air fryer cherry hand pies are just what you need.
Heart-Shaped Air Fryer Cherry Hand Pies
You know, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If your life is anything like mine, you’re eye-ball-deep in work deadlines and homeschooling activities, not to mention all the accounting and budgeting tasks to complete this time of year.
Yet with all the craziness that goes along with life as a working homeschool mom, it’s also important to me that my family has memories of fun times and holiday celebrations.
I’ve been looking for fast, fun Valentine’s Day activities for kids. So when I heard about this simple three-ingredient recipe for air fryer cherry hand pies, I knew it would be a simple Valentine baking treat. And it makes a great dessert after a fast air fryer cheeseburger dinner!
Now, if you’d prefer some fast and fun healthy Valentine’s Day snacks instead, I’ve got you covered there too!
These heart-shaped air fryer cherry hand pies are super easy to make with just three ingredients – and an air fryer. Wondering where hand pies got their name? I was.
As it turns out, it’s exactly what you expected. A hand pie is simply a pie that fits in your hand.
And if you’re in the mood for a few more easy-to-handle heart-shaped Valentine’s Day treats, check out this USA Today article, which lists ten more to try.
How to Make Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies
Try this simple baking project with your kids as part of your hands-on homeschool day. Or when you’re ready for a break from your regular homeschool curriculum.
We tend to bake on Fridays right after lunch so we can enjoy a treat with during our weekly poetry tea time.
- air fryer
- heart-shaped medium/large cookie cutters (Try these ones)
- rolling pin
- pre-made pie crusts
- 1 5-ounce can of cherry pie filling
- 1 egg
Roll out the pie crust.
Use the heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut out the hearts.
Place a half-spoonful of cherry pie filling in the middle of half of your pastry hearts.
Place the remaining hearts on top of the cherry-pie-filled hearts. Use a fork to squeeze them together.
Use an egg wash on each heart-shaped cherry hand pie.
Place in the air fryer for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Serve and enjoy
Tip: Let them cool for a good 10 minutes before eating. The filling will be HOT!
- 1 5 ounce can of cherry pie filling
- 1 egg
- 1 premade pastry shell
- Roll out the pie crust and use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out hearts
- Take a half a spoonful of cherry pie filling and place it in the middle of half of your hearts.
- Place the remaining hearts on top of the Cherry topped hearts and use a fork to squeeze together.
- Egg wash each cherry pie.
- Place in the air fryer for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Serve & enjoy.
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