I first published this recipe for strawberry heart pie on June 20th 2012 for my dad’s birthday and it is the single most popular post on my blog. This is the recipe that I get the most comments and questions for and surprisingly, from all over the world. Since it’s 10 days from Valentine’s Day, I thought that this recipe would inspire all of you to make it for your loved one. It’s SO easy to make! I’m a firm believer that Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers but for everyone you love. So make it for your best girlfriend, mom, dad, sister, or coworker. This pie makes everyone smile.
Ingredients: 3 – 4 cups of strawberries (cut into chunks) | Frozen pie crust | Pillsbury pie crusts | 1/2 cup granulated sugar | 1/2 cup water | 3 tablespoon cornstarch | 1 egg yolk | Sanding sugar
In a bowl, coat the cut strawberries with sugar. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, cornstarch, and strawberries to a boil over medium heat (about 10 minutes). Meanwhile, cut out hearts from the Pillsbury pie crusts using a heart shaped cookie cutter.
I used both pie crusts just in case.
Let the strawberry filling cool and then pour into the pie shell.
Brush one side of the hearts with the egg wash and firmly place them on the crust.
This is the first row. Continue to place the hearts by layering them in between the gaps.
Brush the entire pie with egg wash and dust with sanding sugar. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes then reduce the oven to 375 degrees and bake for another 20 – 25 minutes until the filling bubbles.
The crust should be golden brown.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!