These sweet and adorable cherry hand pies are the perfect treat to share with someone you love. They're easy to make and so delicious!
In a medium bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the flour and salt. Grate the cold butter into the flour mixture, then cut it in using a pastry blender or the paddle attachment, until the pieces of butter are no larger than pea sized. Add the buttermilk, and mix until the dough just starts to come together.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently work it into a ball, handling it as little as possible. Divide the dough in half and shape into discs. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least twenty minutes.
Roll each piece of dough out to a thin and even layer on a lightly floured surface, and cut into six inch circles (I used a bowl for mine). Cut a heart shaped piece of dough out of one side of the circle, or use a knife to make slashes in order to allow steam to escape.
Spoon two tablespoons of pie filling onto half of the circle, then fold the other half over to close. Next, crimp the edges with a fork to seal.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water, and brush the egg mixture over the top of each pie. Bake at 425 for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool before serving.