Zach and I aren’t really a mushy-gushy Valentine’s day couple. Want to know what we usually do to celebrate? Get fried chicken, sit on our couch, and watch a movie. It’s amazing and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s extremely romantic and don’t you dare tell me otherwise.
But as a blossoming food blogger, I have decided that I need to embrace Valentine’s day by creating something yummy, adorable, and heart-shaped. And red. Otherwise, I’ll totally feel left out of the pinterest dessert trends of the month! Plus, we are on our
27th 3rd snowstorm in the last two weeks. Cooped up snow days = baking. Lots and lots of baking.
So, I made heart shaped strawberry ginger hand pies! Yum!!!! And, awwwww. So cute :-)
Strawberry and ginger. SO DELICIOUS! I had strawberries, and I had fresh ginger, and I thought, why not put them together?
The thing I love about these is that despite the fact that they are a dessert, they use very little sugar. The filling has a tart, warm, sweet-but-not-too-sweet taste created from the natural flavors of the strawberries and ginger. It’s very similar to strawberry rhubarb. And the crust, like any good flaky pie crust, has a buttery flavor with just a hint of sweetness. I used this traditional pie crust recipe, but you can adapt these pies to any dietary restriction you follow by changing up the pie crust to a whole wheat, vegan, or gluten free version….