Brussels Valentines Day made for an excuse to finally figure out how to bake over here.
Nothing fancy. I can still hardly make it through the French/Dutch grocery store let alone figure out what the symbols on the oven mean and by the time I plug all of the measurement conversions into my app, the food is burning. These mini Valentines Day Pies seemed a perfect tester and they turned out great. I didn't even use a recipe and it was store bought pie crust so I promise, you can do it too!
First I cut a heart out of a piece of paper/cardboard from the package the pie crust came in and I traced it with a knife as a stencil for the hearts.
Spread a little cream cheese on each piece than added some fruit filling.
Fruit filling: diced strawberries, raspberry jam, and a little bit of sugar. Next I enclosed each heart making a little pie and pressed the edges closed with a fork.
They cooked for 25 minutes (that is what the dough called for) at God only knows what oven setting or heat (Europe problems), but the end result: a perfectly delicious and instagram-worthy mini-pie.
Happy Valentines Day!!