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.
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?
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.
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!
Valentine's Day Cherry Pie Recipe
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!
- 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
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
With a pie cutter, cut in the shortening until the particles are pea sized.
Sprinkle in the water, 1 tsp or so at a time, mixing lightly with a fork.
Press into a ball. Then split into 2 balls (one for the bottom crust, one for the top crust).
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.
Add the cherry pie filling.
Using new piece of parchment paper, roll out the other crust for the top of the pie.
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.
For this pie, I started with one heart in the middle of the pie, then worked my way outwards.
Then I covered the pie crust edge with more hearts.
If you are laying on a top crust (instead of using cookie cutter shapes), make sure to cut ventilation holes into the crust.
Sprinkle some extra white sugar on the top pie crust.
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.)
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.
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!
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
Have an inspired day!