Heart hand pies

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Heart hand pies

Suitable for vegans
Category Dessert
Makes 10
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 20 mins

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This is such an easy recipe and perfect to make with kids. You can use any shape or filling – try hazelnut spread or sweetened cream cheese. There's not a massive cleanup involved and they taste delicious. The pies are easily made vegan and storebought gluten-free pastry is available.
GO VEGAN: Make sure you choose a dairy-free pastry, and use soya milk to brush the top of the pies.


  • 375g ready-rolled shortcrust pastry sheets
  • milk, for brushing
  • 8 tsp strawberry jam


Stage 1

Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

Stage 2

Unroll the pastry and cut out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place half of your shapes on the baking sheet and spoon a teaspoon of the jam onto the centre.
Brush a little milk around the edges, then top with another heart shape and use a fork to crimp and seal the edges.

Stage 3

Brush with more milk, then use a sharp knife to cut a small slit in the top of the pastry to release the steam when baking.
Use smaller cutters to make shapes to decorate, and stick them on with a little milk.

Stage 4

Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm or cold.


Heart hand pies


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Recipe author

Published by: Vegetarian Living
Recipe and styling: Kate Hackworthy

Nutritional info

Nutritional values are per serving.

  • Calories: 191g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Fibre: 1g
  • Salt: 0.21g

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