I was in a pie baking kind of mood today.
And because anything is more fun when it is in an individual portion, I made single serving pies.
Think fast food pies, but cuter.
I made the Barefoot Contessa's pastry dough and then rolled and cut out heart shapes.
Next, I made filling out what I had on hand; apples, pears, dates, and a few caramel bits (for fun!). I cut heart shapes out of the center of the top crusts for venting.
To make them extra special, I painted roses and leaves with food coloring. Before I slipped them in the oven, I carefully brushed cream on the unpainted areas and sprinkled them with sugar.
To be cautious, I lightly covered them with foil to prevent them from over browning and ruining the colors.
Then I gave my sweetie pies to my real life sweetie pies.