Flaky and buttery mini pies filled with fresh summer cherries and melty chocolate! The chocolate has a touch of almond in it. These are so perfectly cute it’s hard not to throw down like 8 at a time.
You know when you forget your phone somewhere, and you need to let someone know that you don’t have your phone on you? And you keep coming up with stupid, stupid ways to get the message to that person? “I know, I’ll text my mom, and SHE can text Eric that I don’t have my phone. Where’s my phone so I can call her…wait.”
I did the same thing today with water. The guys putting in our new countertops had to turn off the water for a while to install our new sink. Naturally that’s when I decided I needed to use the bathroom. I get soap all over my hands, turn on the water. Nothing.
No prob! I think. I’ll just head outside and use the hose to rinse off. I spend a good minute and a half looking for the kink in the hose that’s blocking the water from coming out.
Later I was making some rice cereal for baby Valentine. No sink. “I know!” I thought. “I’ll use the water dispenser on the fridge!” KAREN! For real??
Then after the guys went home and had turned the water back on, I started my dishwasher and got water all over the floor (because the entire sink is dismantled.) GUYS. What is wrong with me.
I’m so excited about the kitchen though. We’ve been planning this kitchen renovation for over a year. We got the floors done last February (yeah, like, 2015…) and were going to do the rest right away. But then I got pregnant (and sick). Then we had a crazy busy summer. Then I had a baby. Aaaand here we are! Gettin it done! I’ve been doing lots of Instagram stories, follow along if you want to see kitchen pictures!
The chocolate needs to be semi-solid, otherwise it will end up looking like this:
These hand pies came about as a happy accident. My parents have an amazingly huge bing cherry tree in their yard, so I grew up totally spoiled. It hasn’t produced cherries for the past 2 years and we were all so sad, we thought the tree was dying. But this year I guess there was enough rain, and my mom brought me tons of cherries. (thanks Mom!)
My family generally agrees that the best thing to do with bing cherries is simply to eat them. They are so sweet. But I had leftover crescent roll dough and leftover chocolate from some other projects in the kitchen one day, and a big bowl full of cherries. So naturally I stuffed it all together. Then I decided to make it way better by using this easy pastry dough, which is so so so flaky. It’s unreal guys. The recipe uses all butter and you can tell.
These pies are so great for a summer afternoon. Just make sure you let them cool enough before eating, they are basically like lava pies right out of the oven.
Source: The pastry recipe is from King Arthur Flour. It’s a good one!
More summer desserts to love!
Chocolate Cherry Sheet Cake with Fudge Frosting << this is so easy!
Cranberry Dulce de Leche Hand Pies << May sound like a weird combo but I swear by it.
Buried Cherry Cookies << I make my brother a huge batch of these for his birthday every year!
You will love these other chocolate cherry combos!