valentine vegetable pies (wheat free)

Here is a Valentine treat that isn't sweet but oh so tasty!
(although I suppose you could fill them with fruit, hmmn?!)

These little pies can be cut into any shape and filled with any leftover vegetables that you have in the fridge.  They are quick to make up and so handy to have in the freezer, pop into the kids lunches or take on a picnic!

Cream Cheese Pastry
8oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter or non hydrogenated spread
2 cups spelt flour
(OR  1 1/2 cups of wheat flour could be used instead of spelt)
Beat the cream cheese and butter together in the mixer.  Add the flour until it forms a ball.  Chill if dough is too soft to roll out with a rolling pin.

1/2 cup cooked broccoli, chopped
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/4 cup grated aged cheddar cheese
salt and seasonings to taste

Mix together all filling ingredients in a bowl.

Roll dough out to about 1/8" thick and cut out hearts with a 9cm (3.5") cookie cutter.  Place hearts onto ungreased cookie sheet


In a small bowl beat 1 egg.

With a pastry brush wipe hearts with beaten egg.  Place filling in the centre and cover with another heart.  Press down the edges to seal.  Cut a small "v" with a knife in the centre of each pie.  Wipe the top of the pie with more beaten egg.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes about 16 pies.


  1. Joey, I've been meaning to stop in here and tell you; I tried your recipe for Herbal stock powder and love it! I use it in almost all of my soups now. Thank you so much for sharing! xoxo

  2. Hi Julie!
    So glad to hear from you!
    Thanks for letting me know that you tried the stock powder and that you liked it. We find it really useful to give all kinds of bland dishes some flavour.
    I hope you and your family are doing well!
    ~ joey ~

  3. Yum these sound delish! Will have to try.

  4. These look yummy! And really, so easy! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Ooooh! These look so yummy. I want to try them this week, and I'm posting them on the Eco Kids Board. Thanks for sharing on Eco Kids Tuesdays.

  6. What a lovely idea! I'm going to try them this weekend!

  7. These look yummy and super cute! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Please come link up with us again today!

  8. What a great idea! I am going to pin this for next year.

    Thank you for posting on Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!


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