I didn't think I was going to have time to do anything heart shaped this Valentines Day as my days have been so busy, but I did have a chance today to do these little Lemon & Berry Hand Pies for my Todd. He does love a jam tart and he really enjoyed these!
You can buy your pastry ready rolled, or you can make your own like I did. My recipe is here and it's a good one. You will want to double it. You simply roll the pastry out and then cut out 3 inch wide hearts. You will need sixteen of them.
They are filled with a dab of lemon curd and a dab of strawberry jam. Use good ones, or if you have homemade, even better . . . use them! Don't be tempted to overfill these . . . a scant teaspoon of each will do . . . otherwise you will have blow outs . . .
You are bound to have a certain amount of those anyways, no matter how well you think you have sealed them shut. Not over-filling them however does minimize this hazard. A simple vanilla icing decorates the tops and of course if it is a special occasion you can use sprinkles on top. Simple. Delicious. Easy to make. Your family will love them.
* Simple Lemon and Berry Hand Pies*Makes 8
Happy Valentines Day! Bon Appetit!