While I love making things from scratch, sometimes a few easy shortcuts are just the way to go. Especially when time is short or when you’ve got many other things to prepare: during the Holiday season for instance.
I made these pies with store bought shortcrust pastry (feel free to use your own favorite recipe instead) and canned cherries, so they are literally made in minutes. They certainly don’t look that way though, these pretty pies with their star shaped tops.
And they don’t taste like a shortcut recipe either: the crispy pastry forms the perfect base for the sweet, ruby red cherries. These pies are a real good-looking crowd-pleaser; saving time without compromising on flavor or presentation. Just the way it should be!
Because of their small taste, these pies are delicious as a sweet treat with a cup of coffee or as part of a dessert. Not too big or heavy, another reason they are perfect for the (excessive food) days of Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can easily make them a day in advance; just make sure to wrap them in foil and they will be perfectly fine the next day.
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