I love giving thoughtful little gifts around Valentine’s Day to friends and family to let them know how much they mean to us. Aiden loves baking so I thought I would incorporate a weekend activity into a super cute Valentine’s Day gift for his grandparents and child care provider.
We found these super simple Raspberry and Peach Peakcock pies in our Cook by Colours book. We modified the recipe a bit and they came out soooo good.
The Perfect Valentine’s Day Dessert to Make with your Toddler
Valentine's Day Pies
Adapted from Cook by Colours. A simple peach and raspberry filled pie so simple a toddler can make it.
- 2.5 cups Almond Flour
- 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Cold butter sliced
- 6 tbsp Cold water
- 1 Egg (for egg wash)
- 3 Peaches thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup Raspberries whole
- 3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
- 2 tbsp Corn Starch
- 1 sprig Chopped Thyme
- 1 tsp Lemon Zest
Combine flour, sugar, salt, and cold butter in a food processor.
Pulse for 10 seconds.
Add the water.
Pulse for 20 seconds (you should have a dough ball).
In a separate bowl, combine raspberries, peaches, and sugar.
Mix in thyme and lemon zest. Combine well.
Mix in corn starch.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray (we used a coconut oil spray)
Roll dough out on a floured surface.
Use a cup to create dough circles large enough to fit each muffin cup on a muffin pan.
Fill each muffin cup with 1/8 cup of the peach and raspberry filling.
Use a cup to create dough circles large enough to cover each muffin cup. Use a butter knife to score hearts.
Add the dough circles to the tops of the muffin cups and pinch the top and sides together.
Use a brush to lightly coat the top of the dough with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
Cook for 20 minutes.
Once we were done cooking the pies, Aiden taste tested and upon approval, we boxed up the ones going to our day care provider and shipping to family in a Valentine’s Day tin. The ones going to his local grandparents we put on a Valentine’s Day plate. Note: I found tons of cute options for tins, trays, plates in the dollar section of Target!
This little Valentine’s Day dessert was really easy and fun to make for everyone!
Do you have any favorite Valentine’s Day dessert? I would love to hear about them in the comments.
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