DINNER

Cherry Pie Bites

Cherry Pie Bites

Cherry Pie Bites are a delightful and easy-to-make dessert. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:

Ingredients:

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Dough:

  • 1 package (about 2 sheets) refrigerated pie crusts

For Assembly:

  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon water

Optional:

  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions:

1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Prepare the Cherry Filling:

a. In a medium bowl, mix together the chopped cherries, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. b. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes to let the sugar dissolve and the flavors meld.

3. Roll Out the Dough:

a. Unroll the refrigerated pie crusts on a lightly floured surface. b. Use a rolling pin to gently roll out the dough to smooth out any creases.

4. Cut Out Circles:

a. Use a round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out circles from the pie crust. The size of the circles depends on your preference, but aim for about 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

5. Fill the Circles:

a. Place a small amount of the cherry filling in the center of each circle. b. Be careful not to overfill to avoid leakage during baking.

6. Seal and Crimp:

a. Fold the circles in half, creating a semi-circle shape. b. Use a fork to crimp and seal the edges, ensuring the filling stays inside.

7. Brush with Egg Wash:

a. In a small bowl, beat the egg with water to create an egg wash. b. Brush the tops of the cherry pie bites with the egg wash. This gives them a golden and shiny finish when baked.

8. Bake:

a. Place the prepared cherry pie bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. b. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

9. Cool and Serve:

a. Allow the cherry pie bites to cool slightly before serving. b. Optionally, dust with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.

Enjoy your homemade Cherry Pie Bites! They’re perfect for parties, snacks, or any sweet cravings.

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