Sometimes creating something unique and special can be as easy as putting a twist on a classic. For example, a traditional mixed berry pie becomes Mixed Berry Pot Pies for Valentine’s Day with a bit of creativity and some cute mini heart dishes.
Yes, friends, I’m back with more Valentine’s Day treats. I can’t help myself. As you may know, I write a monthly post for the HomeGoods Design Happy blog. This month, it’s all about Mixed Berry Pot Pies. I was inspired to make these pies when I found these mini heart-shaped baking dishes at HomeGoods. Aren’t they adorable?
Side note: I’m giving away a $100 HomeGoods gift card at the end of this post so you can shop for some inspiring goods, too!
Now, I could have opted for something like a soufflé or cake, but I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to use these baking dishes for something a little different: a pot pie! Yes, I realize that when most folks hear the term “pot pie,” they probably assume it’s a chicken pot pie. Not this time; bring on the berries!
As you would expect, these mini pies come together fairly easily. Start with pie dough. I recommend my go-to recipe, but you can use whatever recipe you like. Even store-bought dough will do.
Next, fill the pie shell with a berry filling. You can use whatever you’d like. I mixed raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. I added a couple pats of butter on top for extra richness. Everything gets sealed in with another piece of pie crust and then finished off with an egg wash and sprinkle of coarse sugar for a sparkling golden brown crust.
These are fabulous on their own, but you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a few extra berries to garnish. For me, fruit pie is incomplete unless it’s topped with ice cream. However .. you do you.
No matter how you serve them, I promise that you and your valentine will love these mixed berry pot pies. For more details making them plus the complete recipe, head over to the HomeGoods Design Happy blog.
Now, let’s talk about that giveaway. I thought it’d be fun to give one lucky IBC reader a $100 HomeGoods gift card! You can use the card to hunt down your own inspiration, tackle a decorating project in your home, or save it for a rainy day. The choice is yours.
To enter to win, simply use the form below.
This giveaway is open to readers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. There will be one winner of a $100 HomeGoods gift card. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, February 14. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email. Those reading this post on a blogger reader or RSS, click here to enter.
I also hope you’ll give this recipe a try. (Grab the full recipe HERE.) However, if pie is not your thing, check out this post here. I’ve linked up a handful of my favorite Valentine’s Day treats HERE. I’m certain you’ll find something to love.