Happy Valentine’s Day!
Whether you’re celebrating your sweetie, hanging out with your gal pals, or want to bring a treat into the office (because who doesn’t love cupcakes?), this week I’ve rounded up ten of our top last-minute Valentine’s Day treats from Fridgg.
For example, you could seduce your sweetie with these tasty oysters with chocolate and a saffron sauce!
Our top last-minute Valentine’s Day treat also comes from Stacie – since they’re made with jarred butter chicken sauce, these butter chicken hand pies are a breeze to whip up for a cute Valentine’s Day dinner!
I love butter chicken, so I was excited to have an excuse to try out these fun butter chicken hand pies.
Despite a slight mishap on the butter chicken side of things, once the butter chicken was made I found these to be super easy to make, and quite tasty!
The original recipe used jarred butter chicken sauce, while I made my own butter chicken from scratch and used that as the filling instead. If you’re looking for a quick last-minute treat, the jarred version may work better, but I urge you to try out the butter chicken recipe if you have more time – it’s definitely worth the extra effort!
Butter Chicken Hand Pies
Slightly adapted from Simply Stacie.
- 1/4 batch of butter chicken (save the rest for another meal, or you can make multiple batches of hand pies)
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 package of refrigerated pie crust dough (enough for two pies)
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp water
- Cook the butter chicken. When the chicken is finished, shred one of the pieces of chicken and mix it with a bit of sauce to moisten, then stir the cilantro into the shredded chicken.
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unroll both pie crusts and, using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out as many heart shapes as you can from the dough.
- Lay half of the hearts on the baking sheet. In the center of each heart, add about a teaspoon of butter chicken mixture. Place the remaining hearts on top to cover. Using a fork, press down the edges of each heart to seal.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and water. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg mixture on the tops of the hearts.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot.