Nutella Hand Pies for Valentine’s Day!

 

Did you know there is a National Pie Day? Did you know it was TOMORROW! A WHOLE day to celebrate the goodness of PIE!

Nutella and Blackberry Valentine's Day Hand Pies



What is it about pie that conjures up images of home and warmth and grandma’s kitchen table?

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It’s most likely because pies are just so comforting. Whether classic apple, tart cherry or smooth pumpkin, pies are perfect for any occasion and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Instead of a whole pie, I’ve created heart topped Nutella and Blackberry Hand Pies as a special treat to share with the ones you love.

Nutella and Blackberry Hand Pies

 I can’t think of a better treat to pay homage to Valentine’s Day and National Pie Day  than making a pie. Pies are truly as American as well…apple pie!

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These sweet little hand pies combine flakey, crisp sugar coated pie crust with creamy Nutella and tart blackberries, a match made in pie heaven!

Nutella and Blackberry Hand Pies Tutorial

Nutella and Blackberry Hand Pies

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Nutella and Blackberry Hand Pies

A perfect treat that fits right in your hand! Show the ones you love how much you care by baking them these Valentine's Day Nutella and Blackberry Hand Pies.

Ingredients

  • 1 Package pre-made package refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 Container Nutella
  • 1 Cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blackberries
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  • Blackberry mixture:
  • Combine blackberries, sugar and flour bringing to a simmer. Slightly crush blackberries with potato masher or fork leaving some still whole. Allow to thicken and then cool.
  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Roll out 1 pie dough crust until about 1/8th inch thick
  • Using a large round cookie cutter or large coffee mug or cup, cut approximately 6 circles out of pie dough
  • Place dough circles onto parchment paper covered cookie sheet
  • Top each circle in center with a heaping tablespoon of Nutella
  • Top Nutella with a heaping tablespoon of cooled blackberry mixture
  • Roll out 2nd pie dough crust until about 1/8th inch thick. Cut circles and using small heart shaped cookie cutter cut out hearts in center of each circle.(alternately you can use sharp knife to cut small hearts out)
  • Top bottom circles with top circles, pressing edges together. Crimp edges with fork.
  • Whisk together yolk and heavy cream. Brush egg mixture on each pie. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes on middle rack. Allow to cool before serving.
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Hand these over to the ones you love and let them know you hold them in your heart on National Pie Day, Valentine’s Day and everyday of the year!

Nutella and Blackberry Hand Pies

Do you have a favorite pie recipe or flavor? We hope you’ll be enjoying National Pie Day with a piece of pie…or two… ;) See you back here soon…at the picket fence!

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Are you looking for a few more delicious Valentine’s Day Treats? If so, here’s a recipe for Decadent Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark or you might like this yummy Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake!


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Comments

  1. These are so cute!!
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  2. Love these – I’m inspired!

  3. I am so making these for my customers at the shop for valentines. They will think they are so special.

    thanks,

    tonia
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  4. Carol Reddin says:

    I seldom make pies, but these look so good – and easy! I think I’ll try this recipe!

  5. Made these and love them!! I think its a very cute recipe to have . going to do different t variations next time for sure. Maybe try raspberry and chocolate? Or strawberry and chocolate? Or apple pie? Endless possibilities.

  6. I think this is such a good and cute recipe to have . made some the other day. Soon yummy. Gonna make different variations next time. Glad I found it.

  7. Soo glad I found this recipe. Its so cute! Made some the other day and they were yummy. Gonna make different variations next time. Strawberry and chocolate?

  8. Hi Heather/ Vanessa

    Im Rukmini from Trumatter {Been featured a couple of times at yours and by that fame I’m writing to you :P} I work as the editor for slurrpy.com- a food portal. Loved this recipe and wondering if I could feature your recipe and you on Slurrpy on our valentine’s week specials. My email is koelroy86 [at]gmail [dot]com. Please write to me.

    Love
    Rukmini

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