Happy Friday the 13th!
You’ve got really bad luck if you’ve only just now remembered that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Trinh finished her funny E-card for her husband, and since I don’t have a valentine, I made special treats for my two puppies since no one else loves me.
Are you ready for the big day tomorrow? Let’s see.
Hawaiian pizza toppings baked into a heart-shaped pastry?… No? You don’t have that? Well, let me help you out!
Today, the sky really is the limit! There are no set ingredients this time. Go in your refrigerator and pantry, and grab anything you think might go well together. I challenge you to get creative!
The Heart Pockets I made were Cherry Cheesecake, Broccoli Cheddar, Cheesy Bacon, PB&J, and Hawaiian Pizza.
The base ingredients you will need:
1 package of rolled pie crust (You can make your own pie crust from scratch if you’re
a show-off fancy.)
1 heart-shaped cookie cutter
I combined the following ingredients to make each Heart Pocket:
Cherry Cheesecake = cream cheese + diced maraschino cherry
Broccoli Cheddar = frozen broccoli + Velveeta cheese
Cheesy bacon = Velveeta + bacon
PB&J = Don’t make me explain how I made this one.
Hawaiian Pizza = ham + pineapple + mozzarella
1) Roll out the pie crust, and cut out as many hearts as you can with the cookie cutter.
2) Add a small amount of your ingredients to the center of the layer that’s going to be the bottom of your Heart Pocket. You might be tempted to overstuff them, but don’t. Remember that these are small, and you’ll get enough in each bite even if you only put a little bit of ingredients inside.
3) Make your egg wash by adding a splash of water to a beaten egg. Brush this egg wash on the underside of the heart you’re using as the top layer. This will help seal the top heart to the bottom heart.
4) Use a fork to make impressions on the top heart’s edges. This will seal the Heart Pocket and make it look like a little pie after it’s baked.
5) Use a basting brush to brush egg wash on the top layer.
Optional: Sprinkle a little sugar on the sweet Heart Pockets and a little garlic salt on the savory Heart Pockets. You can try other seasonings too, like oregano or paprika, depending on your own original creations.
Allow to cool and serve with marinara, maple syrup, ketchup, Sriracha, honey, or anything else you can get your filthy little hands on!
This was a really easy recipe and it was fun experimenting with different combinations of ingredients. You can even use different cookie cutters for different holidays.
Let me know what combinations you came up with in the comments below! I will try each and every one of them.