My Healthy Cherry Hand Pies are not only absolutely adorable, but super scrumptious! + Keep scrolling down for a special Cherry Pink Lemonade recipe that I have thrown into this post for you all!
This past week, my family and I went cherry picking up in Ararat, Virginia. Although we were pretty late into the season, leaving few sweet cherries left on their trees, they sure did have plenty of sour cherries which are made for making sweet baked treats! With the few sweet cherries I was able to get, I had to find a way to be creative with them... introducing you to my Cherry Pink Lemonade that is a mild tart-y deliciousness.
I love eating sour cherries and sweet cherries anyway that I can get them... raw, baked, frozen! But the lesson that I learned over the past week, is that sour cherries are perfect for baked goods, such as pies. Sweet cherries are perfect for eating raw and by themselves, but I found out they are also great in making a sweet, pink lemonade!
As always, you can use a store-bought pie crust to make life a tad bit easier or if you are in a rush for an easy baked good... yet, I will say this pie crust doesn't lack any flavor! My olive oil pie crusts (made with no butter) is just as flaky and luxurious. Plus, it is only 4 simple ingredients!
These hand pies are perfect to make for parties, such as a July 4th celebration party! The red cherry filing makes almost any party just that more festive, as well!
Time to grab our aprons and begin baking!
Welcome! The recipes you’ll find here are inspired by seasonal ingredients, generations-old family recipes, and places I’ve grown to love most. My hope is to inspire you inside the kitchen with a love for home-cooked foods, as well as outside the kitchen since everyday is another chance to make a bright moment in someone's life ;)
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