Hungry Happenings: Mini Blueberry Heart Tarts plus a Giveaway

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mini Blueberry Heart Tarts plus a Giveaway


These sweet Mini Blueberry Heart Tarts will take you less than 30 minutes to create for your sweethearts this Valentine's Day and only require a few ingredients. Don't ya just love that?


I love when I can create a dessert that looks festive, tastes great, and requires very little effort. 

The idea for this recipe came about the day I opened a box sent to me by Lucky Leaf which included a few cans of their pie filling, a muffin tin, cupcake wrappers, and some recipes. One of the recipes was for Baby Blueberry Pies topped with a lattice crust. They looked so cute and would be a great dessert for any day, but I wanted to transform the pies into a Valentines Day edible craft, which was so easy. 

Using store bought pie dough and Lucky Leaf Blueberry Pie Filling, these little tarts took minutes to make. While the tarts were baking, I cut hearts from the scraps of dough, topped them with sparkly colored sugar then baked them separately. Once baked I topped the tarts with the hearts and they were ready to serve.

Just a note: I tried baking the hearts directly on the tarts and by the time the bottom crusts were browned, the heart had not baked through, so I don't recommend doing it that way.


Mini Blueberry Heart Tarts (makes 9)

Ingredients:

flour to dust cutting board
1 refrigerated pie dough, thawed according to package instructions
1 can Lucky Leaf Blueberry Pie Filling (you'll use 9 tablespoons)
colored crystal sugar
milk or egg white (about a teaspoon)

Supplies:

cutting board
1- 3 inch round cookie cutter
2 - 6 cavity muffin tins or 1 - 12 cavity muffin tin
1 small heart shaped cookie cutter
rolling pin
pastry brush

Instructions:


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahreneit. 

Dust your cutting board lightly with flour. Un-roll your pie dough on the cutting board. Roll out dough slightly. Cut out 9 circles using a round cookie cutter. Press the rounds into the cavities of your muffin tins. Spoon a tablespoon of the Lucky Leaf Blueberry Pie filling into each crust. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden brown. 

Cut 9 hearts out of the remaining pie dough, re-rolling as needed. Brush tops of the hearts with milk. Sprinkle colored sugar over top. Set on a baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown around the edges. 


Remove the mini blueberry pies from the muffin tin and top each pie with a heart. Serve the pies hot or cold. 


Giveaway


Prize Pack Includes:
Lucky Leaf Pie Filling
A Recipe Card
Muffin/Cupcake Wrappers and picks
Bakery Bag with a Muffin/Cupcake Divider

Mandatory Entry: 
Leave a comment below. That's it. It's that simple. 
Tell me your favorite pie flavor. Mine is cherry, no, apple, no cherry. Oh, I can't decide!

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If you duplicate your entry, the duplicates will be deleted.

Rules: Giveaway begins 2/4/2013 and runs through 2/10/13. If you have trouble leaving a comment, you can send your entry to beth@hungryhappenings.com and I will add your comment. Winner to be drawn at random from all valid entries. Entrants must reside in the United States and be over 18 years of age. (I'm so sorry to all of my world wide readers. Hosting an international contest has become too difficult due to all of the laws around the world.) Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Odds of winning are based on the total number of valid entries (maximum of one entry per person.) Winner will be notified and have 72 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't respond in that time frame, another winner will be chosen. This contest is in no way sponsored by Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, but it is sponsored by Lucky Leaf. I did receive free products from Lucky Leaf, but all opinions expressed here are mine. 


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Items used to create this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)

61 comments:

  1. These cupcakes look super cute and delicious! Great idea!

    I just descovered your blog and browsed through some of your recipes, they all look scrumptious!

    I really enjoy reading your posts :) you have a new follower!

    Michela

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  2. Hey :) Thx for this wonderfoul recipe! My favorite filling is a mixture of raspberries, currants and cherries. Thats the filling i use for my "Linzer Torte" too. Nice variation to the classic filling, which is only currants..

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  3. Good morning! :) Thanks for another great giveaway!
    My favorite flavor of pie. Hmmmm. Lemon meringue? Cherry? Apple, heavy on the cinnamon? :D I like a little bite in the flavor, but I think those are my top three. It varies with my mood, of course! :D

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  4. I love cherry pie

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  5. Blueberry pie filling is my favorite!

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  6. These look so easy & delicious!!! My favorite pie filling is definately BLUEBERRY!

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  7. Chocolate when I was little, pumpkin as i was maturing and now that I have grown up and out, lemon pie. But, my Husband and I have a silly
    thing we do around the Holidays or the Superbowl. We buy a Claim Jumper frozen pie and eat it frozen. Its so good, but wait and hour befor cutting or you will brake you knife and teeth. P.S. I will deny that I ate a pie I didn't bake from scratch. lol Trish Butler

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  8. Lemon Meringue,with brown sugar merinuge.

    dianecrubin@yahoo.com

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  9. I love sour cherry pies the best!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  10. I love...all pies. Really. I have not met one that I don't like. I especially enjoy bumbleberry, cherry custard, or key lime, though (:

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  11. Mine is apple and cherry...yes i have two!
    monirr04@yahoo.com

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  12. My favorite pie flavor gotta be apple.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  13. i love apple pie filling
    daniellex at gmail dot com

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  14. Blueberry peach pie is my favorite. I like fun combos like that one, or cranberry pear is a great winter one.

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  15. These really look great - blueberry is my favorite fruit in the world, but apple is my favorite pie!

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  16. I love pie, almost all flavors, apple, cherry, pumpkin, mixed berry, blueberry etc......a la mode!!!!!

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  17. I LOVE cherry pie filling but have not found one yet I don't enjoy. This is a great treat, thank you so much for your great ideas. ;)

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  18. I didn't know what I was supposed to "comment as" so I put in anonymous....silly me Maryellen weavmom@aol.com

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  19. you always have the coolest posts! I love this. I am a pie connoisseur because I love them more than anything. In fact, since I was a little girl I have had birthday pie instead of cake. Every year, that pie has been chess pie and that's my favorite!

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    1. Congratulations, Kelli, you have won the Lucky Leaf prize pack. Be sure to send me an e-mail with your full name and mailing address to beth@hungryhappenings.com within 72 hours.

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    2. Thank you so much Beth. I'm very excited! I know I will use it right away - it's my favorite kind of store-bought pie filling!

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  20. My favorite pie has to be rhubarb or elderberry. Used to pick them and make them all the time. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

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  21. I love homemade apple pie warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! My daughter makes a killer apple pie!
    bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  22. I could skip the meal and just eat apple pie.

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  23. my favorite pie is apple or peach cobbler

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  24. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL, AND CREATIVE IDEAS THAT ARE EMAILED TO ME. I ALWAYS FORWARD THEM ON TO FRIENDS THAT I KNOW WILL LOVE THEM ALSO. THANKS! MY FAVORITE FILLING IS CHERRY. IN FACT I PICKED SOME LUCKY LEAF CHERRY PIE FILLING JUST YESTERDAY. I WANED TO MAKE KOLACHES TODAY.
    THANKS CINDY

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  25. Hello, my favorite pienwould have to be lemon meringe*, then cherry!!!!
    shawn
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  26. These look so quick and easy. Love your ideas.
    My favorite pie has always been lemon merinque,
    but I certainly wouldn't pass up a piece of cherry,
    blackberry, blueberry, apple or chocolate custard!!!

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  27. Love these little pies! Any pie is my favorite but I guess cherry is what I always go to! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I love dutch apple pie

    sapphiregyrl@hotmail.com

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  29. Would love to have my name entered in the giveaway!

    MaryBeth Reed
    Westfield, MA (e-mail)

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  30. Tiny pies/tarts are just the cutest! Cherry is the best!

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  31. Apple pie... yumm!! The tarts are so cute!

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  32. SOOO CUTE!!! My favorite pie filling is Cherry..sweet and tangy at the same time and so good with vanilla ice cream, cheesecake , brandy...

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  33. My favorite pie is French Silk pie! I'm a sucker for chocolate :)

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  34. I'm a guy that loves to cook. I just found your site and made this today with apple since I had it on hand. Turned out great and the kids in the neighborhood ate them all. I hope to win, as I would love to try the lucky leaf blueberry brand. I've got my fingers crossed! Thanks - Bob

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  35. I love cherry pie filling, but these blueberry tarts look tasty!

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  36. Ok, my favorite pie, is Sour Cream Raisin. Yep, its an oddball flavor, but even though I am crazy about chocolate. Sour Cream Raisin does it for me. YUM!

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  37. I LOVE blueberry pie! This recipe actually catches my attention because it has sugar sprinkles. How many blueberry pies have sugar sprinkles? Tow of my favorite things! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  38. Chocolate cream! I'm not much of a fruit girl for pies :)

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  39. These pies are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    My favorite filling is apple!

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  40. Here from the help forum testing the comment form. Some people have difficulty with the embedded form if they don't accept third party cookies, but those comments would not normally reach your moderation list.

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  41. I like cherry pie.

    plthomasch@hotmail.com

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  42. Love lemon meringue pie
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  43. Saw this on foodista.com. Love your blog! So pretty. Perfect treat for Valentines Day. I bet they are delicious!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by from Foodista.

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  44. Not too many pies I'll turn down, but among my favs are apple, peanut butter, and chocolate cream.

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  45. I like blueberry pie filling best.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. My favorite is apple pie. It's such a classic ...hehehe.

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  47. I love peach pie filling. abbyyfitz4@gmail.com

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  48. My favorite is chocolate cream pie!

    vklmarie78@gmail.com

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  49. Apple, no lemon meringue, no pumpkin... I can't decide

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  50. Apple is my favorite pie.
    jskidmoreca@yahoo.com

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