Monday, February 2, 2015

Glazed Raspberry Cheesecake Hand Pies - Valentine's Day Recipe!

Despite a crazy month at my old job, beginning a brand new job, starting preparations for moving into a new apartment, and being down to one computer... I got a recipe up.

Get this: it's even Valentine's Day themed.

I mean, kind of. It's heart-shaped. That counts, right?

After only kind of posting Thanksgiving recipes and pretty much missing Christmas season entirely, I'm pretty proud of myself for getting a heart shaped something-or-other up on the blog, with TWELVE DAYS to spare before the holiday, woo!

These remind me of the little glazed Hostess pies my dad used to eat for breakfast on long car rides that started early. Definitely not the healthiest breakfast, since I believe those pies were fried in lard and contained so. much. sugar.

Not gonna lie, these aren't really suitable for breakfast either, despite being baked rather than fried. But a tasty little dessert? Sure.

I've been hitting my Fitbit goal at least four times a week, bring it.

Raspberry Cheesecake Hand Pies

  • 1 package refrigerated pie dough
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 12oz package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set a baking rack in a cookie sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

-Sprinkle flour over a clean, smooth surface, and use a rolling pin or floured glass to gently roll the dough to 1/8" thickness.

-Use a cookie cutter (heart shaped!) to cut out an even number of shapes. Set aside.

-In a stand mixer, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, jam, and vanilla.

-Drop cheesecake mixture by the rounded tablespoon into the center of half of the hearts. Place the other half of the hearts on top, and seal the edges with the tines of a fork. Repeat until all hearts are used. Using a fork, prick holes in the top of the heart pies.

-Gently place each pie on the wire rack in the cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the pies are golden brown. Let cool to room temperature.

-In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and water. The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Adjust sugar or water amount, if needed.

-Using a pastry brush, brush the sugar mixture over the cooled pies and let dry.

-Serve that day, or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  1. They look absolutely mouthwatering!

  2. These little pies are so cute, and definitely perfect for Valentines Day.

  3. These are adorable! I love baking hand pies!

  4. Awesome recipe! Loving the presentation!!

  5. Those are adorable little pies. I love that you put cream cheese in them instead of just plain jam!

  6. Love the presentation, they look amazingly delicious!

  7. What a super cute and delicious Valentine's day treat! Please come share them with us at Simple Supper Tuesday!

  8. These are so cute! These are the type of adorable easy desserts that people should know about. Not all dessert should require hours in the kitchen

  9. These are adorable and sound so delicious!!

  10. Love these delicious and adorable hand pies. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee