Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie

Make this sweet Cherry Pie for Valentine’s Day, or for your love any time of year! The easy to create crust is made with mini heart cookie cutters!

It’s February…the month of love!  This is where I take down my winter decor, and add splashes of Valentine’s Day colour everywhere you look…with wreaths, garlands and pretty in pink pillows!  It’s a nice and welcome change this time of year.

Once February arrives, I also like to countdown to Valentine’s day with my family through simple and delicious treats. Chocolate chip cookies get decorated with pink and red smarties, pizzas are topped with heart shaped pepperoni, and sometimes even our chicken noodle soup has heart shaped carrots…because why not!  I do these things because I like to, and my family loves it.  And this leads me to this Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie that I am sharing with you today!

My Cherry Pie is part of a Valentine’s Day Blog Hop with 30 bloggers…we’ve teamed up to share a total of 30 amazing Valentine’s Day projects, with everything from recipes to table settings to crafts and decorating ideas…you name it, it’s here!  You will find all of the images and links to these amazing projects created just for you, at the bottom of this post.

For my contribution to this collaboration I baked a Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie.

Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie

Valentine's Day Cherry Pie

This is the pie before it’s been baked.

But not just any cherry pie…this cherry pie is covered in heart shaped crust cut outs. Because what says Happy Valentine’s Day more than cutie pie little hearts?

Valentine's Day Cherry Pie

Especially when these flaky and delicious hearts cover a sweet cherry filling.  Cherry Pie, yes please.

 

Now this is where I confess something to you.  I did not make the cherry pie filling from scratch. Nope, I did not. I bought it. And I am 1000000% okay with that.  There are some really really delicious pre-made cherry pie fillings…and there are times when things do not need to be homemade. Right?!  So buy a cherry pie filling mix, and if you feel like it, buy a pre-made pie crust too.  Most simple dessert ever.  Then add your own touch to it by cutting out little heart shapes for the top crust for Valentine’s Day…your family will love it.

Valentine's Day Cherry Pie

Valentine's Day Cherry Pie

So cute and so delicious!  Here is my recipe for the pie crust, as well as instruction on how to make the heart crust…it’s so easy, I promise.  Enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie Recipe


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Yield: 1 pie
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Make this sweet Cherry Pie for Valentine’s Day, or for your love any time of year! The easy to create crust is made with mini heart cookie cutters!


Ingredients

Pie crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening lard
  • 1/4 cup water

Cherry Pie Filling:

  • 1 can cherry pie filling (540 mL)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
  3. With a pie cutter, cut in the shortening until the particles are pea sized.
  4. Sprinkle in the water, 1 tsp or so at a time, mixing lightly with a fork.
  5. Press into a ball. Then split into 2 balls (one for the bottom crust, one for the top crust).
  6. Lay out a piece of wax or parchment paper, lightly sprinkle it with flour, then roll out one of the crusts for the bottom of the pie. Then press the crust into a 9″ pie plate.
  7. Add the cherry pie filling.
  8. Using new piece of parchment paper, roll out the other crust for the top of the pie.
  9. If you want a heart top crust, use a mini heart shaped cookie cutter. Using the cookie cutter, cut out as many hearts as you can. You can re-roll the dough once to get more heart shapes.
  10. For this pie, I started with one heart in the middle of the pie, then worked my way outwards.
  11. Then I covered the pie crust edge with more hearts.
  12. If you are laying on a top crust (instead of using cookie cutter shapes), make sure to cut ventilation holes into the crust.
  13. Sprinkle some extra white sugar on the top pie crust.
  14. Bake the pie for about 20 minutes at 425 degrees (this will ensure that you don’t end up with a soggy bottom crust). Then after this time, reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for about 25-30 minutes more. (Until the crust is lightly browned and the cherry filling is bubbling up from under the crust.)
  15. Baking Tip:  If you see that the outer edge crust is starting to get darker than the rest of the crust, you can cover just the edges with tin foil to prevent burning.
  16. When the pie is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it rest until you are ready to eat it! It’s so good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

30 Valentine’s Day Ideas to Make, Bake & Create

Now it’s time to see more fantastic Valentine’s Day ideas!  I hope you get a chance to visit the all of the beautiful projects, recipes and decorating ideas listed below.  There is so much inspiration here!  You can also follow along on Instagram with the #CBValentinesDay hashtag!

30 Valentine’s Day Ideas to Make, Bake & Create

 

Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog
Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush
DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life

DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos
Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy
‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog

DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style
Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer

How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog
Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design
GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of  The DIY Dreamer

Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful
Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen
Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories

Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest
Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile
Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness

How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House
DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box
Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine
Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere

Have an inspired day!

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43 Comments

  • Reply Christine Cook February 1, 2018 at 7:10 AM

    Oh my Jo-Anna! The cherry pie looks soooooo delicious! And the crust is simply WOW! Pinned!!

  • Reply Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com February 1, 2018 at 7:43 AM

    Looks absolutely scrumptious! Love all the little hearts! Thx for hosting this fun blog hop!

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney February 5, 2018 at 10:48 AM

      Thanks Kendra! And it was so easy to make! xo

  • Reply Kristeena February 1, 2018 at 8:11 AM

    I need to make this asap. The little heart crust is the cutest!

  • Reply Heather Lynne @ Raising Memories February 1, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    This is adorable!! I’m always so impressed by anyone who can make a beautiful pie! I need to practice more! 🙂 I’m pinning this for later!

  • Reply Jen February 1, 2018 at 8:37 AM

    The pie turned out so beautifully. I agree, use pre-made crust and filling if that’s easier. The personal touch is the beautiful heart crust!

  • Reply Lidia February 1, 2018 at 9:04 AM

    That’s it, I’m making a pie! (I’m licking the screen!) LOL!!

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney February 5, 2018 at 10:50 AM

      Hahaha! I hope you do make it…it’s so easy!

  • Reply Shauna February 1, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Oh man, this looks so delicious. You always make the prettiest looking pies!

  • Reply Jen February 1, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    This is the cutest pie! My hubby loves cherry pie so I’ll have to save this recipe for days when I feel like being a really good wife 😉

  • Reply Jessica Vanderveen February 1, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    This looks delicious! And almost too pretty I wouldn’t want to wreck it by eating it

  • Reply Adriana February 1, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    What a beautiful pie!!! I agree with Jessica, almost too pretty to eat! <3

  • Reply Stefania February 1, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    I LOVE pie and my husband LOVES cherries so this recipe is our dream come true! It’s so beautiful too!

  • Reply Meagan February 1, 2018 at 7:25 PM

    OMG this looks so yummy and adorable at the same time. I love cherry pie- reminds me of my grandmother (who was an avid pie maker).

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney February 5, 2018 at 10:52 AM

      Aw, that is a lovely memory…Grandma’s always make the best pies! xo

  • Reply Emily February 1, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    That is the cutest pie I’ve ever seen! And I agree, store bought Cherry pie filling is pretty delicious 🙂

  • Reply Sonja February 2, 2018 at 5:26 AM

    I love, love, love the heart shapes you added to the crust. Really makes a homemade pie that much more special and I know my daughter would get a kick out of it (actually she could help cut out the hearts)! Thanks for idea.

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney February 5, 2018 at 10:54 AM

      Thank you Sonja! It’s so fun isn’t it?! And very easy!

  • Reply Shannon Acheson February 2, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    Your pie is ADORABLE!!! How cute!

  • Reply Kim February 2, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    This looks so pretty and delicious!

  • Reply Christina Dennis February 2, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Your pies are always so beautiful, Jo-Anna! 😍

  • Reply Laurie @ Vinyet Etc February 4, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    This looks delectable, I want one of your pies ! <3

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney February 5, 2018 at 10:53 AM

      Thank you Laurie! Maybe one day we’ll share a pie together!

  • Reply Sarah February 4, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Oh wow, Jo-anna!! This is the prettiest pie that I’ve seen! Almost too pretty to eat??! 😉

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney February 5, 2018 at 10:53 AM

      Thank you Sarah! And pie is never to pretty to eat! ALL THE PIE! 😉

  • Reply Joann @ Woman in Real Life February 6, 2018 at 5:03 PM

    This is an absolutely gorgeous pie Jo-Anna! Thanks so much for hosting the hop. It’s been a super fun one! xo

  • Reply Dannyelle @ Life is a Party February 7, 2018 at 9:36 AM

    Your pie looks so sweet love it -and cherry pie is my absolute favourite! xo

  • Reply Céline February 9, 2018 at 1:19 AM

    Such a pretty pie!

  • Reply JOANNA February 10, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    ahh this looks so delicious!

  • Reply Colleen @ Lemon Thistle February 11, 2018 at 10:55 PM

    Absolutely adorable! You’ve found a way to make cherry pie look sooo delicious 😉

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