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Easy Mini Cherry Chocolate Valentine’s Day Pies & A GIVEAWAY!

by Christa on February 12, 2013

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Let’s start off with the giveaway because we all love a great giveaway!

This week Wholesome Sweeteners is offering one of my lovely bloggers a basket FULL of Wholesome Sweeteners goods. Wholesome Sweeteners offers organic sugars and the most delicious black strap molasses you’ve ever had!

One lucky winner with receive ALL OF THIS!!

Sangria video gift basket


Here’s a great video featuring delicious Sangria made with Wholesome Sweeteners Agave. Just in time for Valentine’s Day…


To enter the giveaway:


1. “Like” Mini Baker on Facebook :  MINI BAKER FACEBOOK PAGE

2. Share THIS GIVEAWAY LINK  on Facebook.

3. And leave a comment on this blog post telling us what you’ll use the Wholesome Sweeteners products for.


Giveaway will end FEBRUARY 22nd.

The winner will be chosen by random generator and contacted via e-mail. Best of luck!!


Now for another yummy Vday recipe. These Mini Cherry Chocolate Pies have got to be one of the easiest pie recipes out there! AND they are super festive, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The recipe features cherry pie filling, bittersweet chocolate disks, and homemade pie super-flaky pie crust. Dig in!


Easy Mini Cherry Chocolate Pies

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Easy Mini Cherry Chocolate Valentine’s Day Pies:

(Makes 12 mini pies)


Cherry Pie Crust:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon white sugar
1/8 cup vegetable shortening, cold
6 Tablespoon butter, cold and cubed
1/8-1/4 cup ice cold water

Cherry Pie Filling:

1 can Cherry Pie Filling (you will have about 1/2 the can leftover)
12 bittersweet chocolate disks, (or chocolate chips)
1 Egg Yolk


1. For the Cherry Pie Crust: In your food processor blend together the flour, salt and sugar.
2. Add the shortening and cold butter cubes. Pulse the mixture for about 30 seconds. Work it quickly, so the butter doesn’t get too soft. The mixture will become crumbly, like very coarse cornmeal.
3. Add 1/8 cup of water to the mixture, blend for about 10 seconds. Add the remaining 1/8 water and blend until the mixture becomes one large lump. (You’ll start to hear a thump, that just means the blade is working hard because the flour mixture and butter mixture have joined, and your dough is done!)
4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough and use a cookie cutter to cut out 4-5″ circles. Lightly spray a MINI cupcake tray with cooking spray. Place 12 of the dough circles into cupcake tray. Press down lightly.6. Place 1 chocolate disk into the bottom of each crust and fill with 2-3 Tablespoons of cherry pie filling.7. Whisk egg with 1 Tablespoon of water and brush onto crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.8. Pies are best served warm, with a mini scoop of ice cream right on top!

Recipe by: Mini Baker



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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Monica h February 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm

What a great giveaway! But I really stopped by because these mini pies are gorgeous!


Amy dickerson February 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I liked and shared link! I would use it to make pancakes for all four if my kids! Healthy and no processes sugar! Yummy!!!! I know I could find recipies on this site to be able to use all the items! Love your site!!! Just made the bananna muffins! Yummy!!!!!!’


Christa March 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Hi Amy! CONGRATS!! You are the winner of the giveaway, please contact me with you address and I will have the gift basket sent to you!


Stephanie Fulk February 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

I love using agave in my cupcake recipes! The Sangria sounds really good too!!


Shanna Schulte February 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

I would use them for pancakes, teas, coffee, baking, and cooking of pretty much anything and everything that I can find!!! I LOVE WHOLESOME SWEETENERS!!!! This giveaway is awesome!!! Good luck everyone!!!


Pam Patrick February 13, 2013 at 7:50 am

The mini pies look great. I would like to try the different kinds of sweeteners to see which one works best for me!! Trying to eat healthier and I think this prize pack would go a long way into helping!


J. Ruth February 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

Oh my goodness these pies look DELICIOUS!! I would love to try Wholesome Sweeteners Agave syrup on my waffles in the morning instead of the sugary syrup I use now. I think it would be an excellent healthy alternative for my whole family!:-)


Robin Chesser February 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

I’d use all the great products to help keep my family healthy!


Katherine nguyen February 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

We love these sweeteners as the sweet in our homemade yogurt!


Dwight York February 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

I use in my coffee and all my cookies and baking need it is great !!!!


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Terry February 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

This looks like a great site


Elaine February 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

I’m always looking for new products to add to my baking skills.


Melissa February 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

I love to use Agave to make skinny margaritas.


kyle pittman February 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Would make cookies with agave


Song February 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I would bake! cupcakes, cookies, cakes, bars, pies… etc. I love baking and I love vanilla!


CK February 13, 2013 at 7:26 pm

For my oatmeal.


LE February 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm

In my tea.


N.y.a. February 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Gifts! I love to bake and give away to friends. I think I’d start with some simple cocktail base mixes, and follow with some cute fruit tarts of my own!


Margot C February 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

I liked, I shared and I would love to use these sweeteners in the mountains of healthy baking that I do.


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