Heart Cherry Pies

My daughter Morgen loves hearts. She sees them everywhere! So given the opportunity to make a dessert in the shape of a heart is something that was right up her alley! The pictures that I am posting  are not fancy but rather of my eight-year-old in the kitchen doing what she loves with her mama .I hope you enjoy them as much as our family did.
Ingredients :

4 pillsbury  Pie crusts, the kind that you roll out.

1 cup sugar

4 tablespoons cornstarch

2pinches of salt

4 tablespoons water

2- 16oz bags of frozen cherries

Two eggs for an egg wash and a sprinkle of sugar

In a deep heavy sauce pan add sugar, cornstarch, salt, water and cherries. Cook on low until slightly reduced and bubbly. Let cool completely, overnight if you can in the refrigerator so that the mixture becomes thick and gooey.

Using a medium size heart cookie cutter, Cut 20 hearts and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. this is the bottom of your cookie 

Next, cut 20 more hearts and use an even smaller heart cookie-cutter to cut a small heart in the middle of the medium size heart. This is the top of your cookie.

On the bottom hearts, brush lightly with egg wash and then spoon in 1 tablespoon of cherry pie filling in the center of the heart. Place the top heart with the cut out in the middle on top. Brush with egg wash and use of fork to push the sides down and keep the heart cookie together. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 375° for 20 minutes

   
    
   

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