These adorable strawberry cheesecake hand pies (aka mini pop tarts!) are perfect for Valentines Day. Or change the shape to match whatever occasion you’d like! The wonderfully flaky, buttery crust encases a 3-ingredient strawberry cheesecake filling. These are seriously delish, and everyone will love ’em!
Ideally, these sweetheart pies would have been brought to you sooner. But better later than never. And these are SO worth waiting for. In fact, this recipe is such an awesome foundation that you can use it for making various shapes and sizes of hand pies to suit any occasion throughout the year!
I’m already thinking my next batch will be big, rectangular sized ones, similar to Pop Tarts. But these won’t taste anything like the store variety, because homemade is always a zillion times better. I never buy boxed pop tarts, thanks to the paragraph of ingredients nobody can pronounce. So. Let’s just make our own version, shall we?
These strawberry cheesecake hand pies are so darn cute, they are perfect for giving away to friends, neighbors, or anyone in your life who deserves a special treat. They keep well overnight, so you have them all ready to go the night before, and confidently share them the next day.
I pretty much always use my beloved, easy, fail-proof pie dough for recipes that require pie dough. No plastic-wrapped, rolled up tubes needed. It only takes a few ingredients to make your own phenomenal pie dough, and there’s just no substitute for the flaky, buttery, tender yet crispy crust that results from your labor of love. 🙂
Yeah, this pie dough is going to knock your red socks off. It’s fantastic for pies galore…big pies, mini pies, sweet pies, savory pies. And you can wrap and freeze extra dough, so it’s ready to use in a jiffy next time! This I know by plenty of experience, and I love it.
The filling? It’s a super simple, 3 ingredient filling that is reminiscent of strawberry cheesecake. All wrapped up snugly in said awesome crust. What’s not to love about all that goodness?
* Recipe for Flaky Buttery Crust (just follow the directions for the double crust pie portion)
Source: Chew Out Loud
Looking for a super simple Valentines treat that needs only 3 ingredients? Here you go – my favorite shortbread dipped in chocolate 🙂
If you want a cake instead, nothing — really, nothing — beats this double chocolate cake with kahlua whipped frosting.
OK, and every Valentines day requires chocolate covered strawberries, yes?
Here’s a different spin on hand pies… these are my favorite pumpkin ones for fall, but change up the filling for any season!