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Strawberry Mini Pies

Strawberry Mini Pies

Mini Strawberry Pies || Haute in Paradise || @hauteinparadise

So Im a hopeless romantic. Like I weep in movies, weep for Grey's Anatomy, and I weep for Facebook video's where people do cheesy proposals. I love princess stories and I don't care who knows it. Seriously, Im still waiting for my tiara. I will sit here and wait...

But when it comes Valentine's Day I don't seem to get all that worked up over. I think it stems from 10 years in the food & beverage industry, and Valentine's Day being the worst day to go to a restaurant. Ticket times are long, people are cranky, someone inevitably proposes in the dessert, someone inevitably gets dumped at dinner, and people always complain. So after working every Feb 14th since I was 17 I decided this isn't a holiday I go all out for. I have a soft spot for Snoopy Valentines, because well I have a soft spot for all things Snoopy. This year I wanted to do something special for myself. I wanted to make myself a Valentine. I can never eat a whole box of chocolates or truffles so that ruled out that idea. So I looked in the fridge and saw I had some dough left over and I had made some beautiful strawberry jam. The fruit was so bright and sweet it really didn't need much. So this is the story how I made Mini Strawberry Pies. 

You can really make this any shape you want, I thought about making heart shaped pies or making really pretty fluted crust but then I realized I don't have to impress myself I just have to enjoy it. I think the best part of these babies is the coarse sugar sprinkled on top of the egg wash it gave the pies a nice glisten and a yummy sweet crunch. These are really flexible and can be adapted to many different flavors. If making for a large group you can even buy canned apple pie filling or cherry pie filling. Sky is the limit. 

So heres to all you blog friends on Valentine's Day, enjoy! 

Mini Strawberry Pies || Haute in Paradise || @hauteinparadise

Mini Strawberry Pies

Recipe Type: Dessert
Summary:
Special treat with a buttery flakey crust and a fresh strawberry filling.
Preparation Time: h, 45m
Cooking Time: h, 25-30m
Total Time: 1h, 15m
Yield: dozen
 
Mini Strawberry Pies || Haute in Paradise || @hauteinparadise
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