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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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)

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Comments

  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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..

  3. says

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

  4. Anonymous says

    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

  5. says

    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 (:

  6. says

    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!

  7. Anonymous says

    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.

  8. Anonymous says

    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

  9. Cindy says

    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

  10. says

    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!!!

  11. says

    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

  12. says

    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!

  13. says

    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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