Treat Yourself To An American Classic With These Cherry Cheesecake Hand Pies

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Is there anything more American than a classic cherry pie? If you could sum up American food, a cherry pie would surely be at the top of the list right beside BBQ and fried chicken. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! While these pies are so delicious, they can be pretty messy if you want a sweet treat on the go.

These cherry pie bites are here to save your sweet tooth woes! They're super simple to make and are perfect for a BBQ, family gathering, or even a weeknight treat! Check out the recipe below to see just how easy it is to make these delicious bites.

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INGREDIENTS:

For The Pie:
2 packages refrigerated pie crusts (4 crusts total)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 can cherry pie filling
1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tsp. water for egg wash
sugar, for sprinkling

For The Glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. almond extract

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DIRECTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Unroll the refrigerated pie crusts one at a time and use a 4 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out as many circles as possible. Lay these out on your prepared baking sheets.

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and egg until smooth. Transfer this to a Ziploc bag and snip a small portion off of one corner. In the middle of each pie crust dough round, pipe about 1 tbsp. of cream cheese mixture. Spoon two or three cherries and sauce on top of mixture.

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Fold the pie dough over into an empanada shape, sealing together the edges with a fork. Poke a couple of small vents into each cherry pie bite with a fork. Brush each with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake the bites for 14 to 15 minutes or until a deep golden brown color. Remove to a cooling rack. Whisk together the powdered sugar, water, and almond extract and pour into a dipping bowl. Serve dip with the warm pies and enjoy!

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