Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope

Make this Cherry Pie Pastry for your next Valentine’s Day Tea or Party.  The pastry crust is folded like a small envelope then filled with a sweet cherry filling, sprinkled with sparkling sugar and baked until golden brown.  The sparkling sugar gives the pastry a glistening look and another layer of sweet.  So fun, so easy and so cute.   Read more for instructions on how to make this little sweet envelope of goodness.

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Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope

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  • Yield: 4 Pastries

Ingredients

1 package refrigerated piecrust

1 can cherry pie filling

½ cup sparkling sugar

¼ cup whipping cream

One 4 x 5 inch paper envelope

One small heart shaped cookie cutter

Instructions

  1. Unroll pastry on floured surface.
  2. Open a 4 x 5 ½ inch paper envelope and use as a pattern.
  3. Reduce the pattern to make a smaller envelope if desired.  Trace pattern onto parchment paper. This is your pattern. Cut pastry into 4 envelopes and 4 small heart shaped cut outs.
  4. Fill pastry with cherry pie filling, but not on the back flap.   Following the folds of the paper envelop, fold the cutout pastry, leaving the upper flap open.
  5. Place heart cut-out on folded edges of pastry envelope. Place pastry on parchment lined baking sheet.  Brush with whipping cream then sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  6. Bake pastry at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Do not remove from baking sheet until completely cool.

Notes

  • Before baking  cover the envelope flap  and bottom corners of pastry with  pieces of foil so it will not burn.
  • Bake two at a time on your baking sheet .
  • Be careful not to add too much cherry thickened filling to the pastry, it will run out during baking and not be as pretty as you would like.  There is juice in the cherries so the less thickened filling you use the better.

How to make this Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope

The pastry is refrigerated pie crust that you find at your local grocery store.  The filling is canned cherry pie filling, be sure to watch for cherry pits in the filling.  You don’t need much filling for each pastry.  If you overfill it, the filling will spill over the pastry and the presentation will not be pretty.  I also used a sharp knife to score around the edges of the crust for added decoration.  You can make this small pastry with any pie filling. This cute little pastry was inspired by A Little loveliness  blog , with Melissa Lester.

Step by Step Pastry Envelope Folding

Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope
Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope

Make a pattern from the size of envelop you want to copy.  Place the pattern on the rolled pie pastry, I used Pillsbury Pie Crust®.  Using a sharp knife cut around pattern.  Place this pattern on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Cherry Pie Pastry Pattern Recipe
Opened Paper Envelope Pattern for Pastry

Add 1 large tablespoon of filling to upper third of pastry.  Allow  about 1/2 inch space all around the filling.  You can pick up the edges of the pastry to see if the pastry will fold easily and not have the filling ooze out from the sides.  Fold over the right pastry flap or extension over the center of the filling.  Then repeat with other side.Cherry Pie Pastry fold

For last fold, turn up pastry point facing you to from the opened envelope.  To help with the presentation and to keep all the envelope points joined , add a heart pastry cut out from the pie crust scrapes.  Using a small amount of water on your fingertip as “glue” to hold the heart shape in place.

Take a sharp knife and score around each flap and edges of envelope.  You don’t have to do this, but it gives the pastry more definition after baking.

Brush an egg wash, water or cream over the finished pastry then sprinkle with sparkling sugar.  Now it is ready to bake. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.  Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.  Lightly cover with foil it the edges get brown before the center bakes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool, before removing from baking sheet.

Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope to Ready to Bake

Thank you to the following bloggers/magazines and foodies who have shared this little note of cuteness with their audiences.  

Town & Country Magazine   27 Best Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipes to Treat Your Sweetie

Women’s Day –Pie Envelopes Are Better Than A Valentine’s Day Card

Delish.com  –Pie Envelopes Are Better Than A Valentine’s Day Card

Detik Food.com Indonesia-  Special for Valentine-This Envelope Pie Can Be a Cute Valentine Gift!

Simple Most.com  These Cherry Pie ‘Envelopes’ Are Like Edible Love Letters For Valentine’s Day

CNN Indonesia   Sweet Love Letters’ Love Lover on Valentines Day

 

Aileen Luib- The Baller on a Budget blog-16 VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERT RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A PRO PASTRY CHEF

 

11 Comments
    1. Hi, My envelope was 4 1/2″h x 5 1/2″w Find the size envelop that you want to duplicate and use that as your pattern. Hope that helps 🙂

  1. Hi. Thank you for posting this. I am planning on making these to take in to work. Is it possible to assemble and freeze and then defrost and bake? Any suggestions to getting some of the prep done ahead of time.
    Thank you !

    1. Hi I am so glad you like the little pastry. Sure I would think you could freeze the pastry before baking. I have not tried it so you can let me know how it works out. You might want to limit the amount of cherry filling, not the cherries in the filling, but the liquid only so when the pastry defrosts and bakes you don’t have too much juice. Another thought: When baking, cover the lid of the envelope with foil so it does not burn. I need to add that to the post. Happy Baking! xo

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