Monday, February 15, 2010

Sweet Treats

I'm sorry this photo includes the cellophane plastic wrap but I didn't think to snap one until I was walking out the door. This is the desert tray I brought to my Junior League meeting tonight. I knew I wanted to try making heart shaped pies but in fear that they would be a royal disaster, I made red velvet cake balls just in case. Both were a hit- especially the cake balls. I don't like cake but everyone raved about them so I guess they were yummy. I need to work on improving the heart pies. I used a large heart cooking cutter and sealed them up like a big ravioli. They are filled with pie filling I canned this summer - strawberry/peach. And they are tasty. The crust is perfection, if I do say so myself. But they are a little dry because a lot of the filling escaped while cooking. So it's like eating a ton of crust and only a smidgen of filling. I sealed them with melted butter and crimped the edges with a fork. And when the first batch started leaking out, I cut a small slit in the top of the second batch. But they all still leaked. Does anyone know of another technique to seal pies like this? I'd love to figure this out because they make a great pot-luck type desert as they can be eaten without the use of utensils. Always a plus at dinner meetings!


MoneyPenny said...

Thanks for posting the question on the pies...I made some as well and they leaked horribly too! Hopefully some wonderful baker will help us out!

KatiePerk said...

Those look amazing!!

Stacy said...

Those heart pies are adorable! Must share the recipe/process!


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