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Friday, January 18, 2013

Flashback Friday: Cherry and Cream Cheese Hearts Recipe for Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone!  This is such an awesome little dessert for Valentine's Day that I thought it deserved another look as a Flashback Friday post...

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Cherries and cream cheese are one of my favorite dessert combinations.   Combine the two with pie crust and a heart shaped cookie cutter and you get a sweet little Cream Cheese and Cherry Heart Pastry, just perfect for a Valentine's Day Treat for someone you love.

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This dessert recipe is so yummy!  It is based on one of my favorite Pampered Chef recipes.  I redid the recipe using a different crust, which makes it so much easier to cut shapes and is just perfect for a Valentine's Day Dessert..

These were fairly easy to put together, here is how I did it:

Ingredients:
  • 1 to 2 pkgs refrigerated pie crust (depending on how many you want to make, or you could always make your own pie crust)
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • large heart cookie cutter
  • small heart cookie cutter (optional)
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
 For the Glaze
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp.  milk
Instructions:

Cover cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Roll out 2 sheets of pie crust and cut out large hearts with the cookie cutter.  


In large bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 sugar, egg and vanilla ad or almond extract ( I used both). Set aside half of the heart cutouts for the top layer.  Spread cream cheese mixture over the bottom layers of the pie crust hearts to 1/2 inch of the edge.


Next, top the cream cheese mixture with a tablespoon or two of the pie filling.


With rolling pin, lightly roll out the rest of the pie crust hearts so they are slightly bigger than the bottom ones.  (They need to be bigger to fit over the toppings.)  If you have a smaller heart cookie cutter, you could cut out the middle so the cherries will show through.


Lay the top piece of pie crust over the bottom so it looks like this: 


Using your fingers, press the edges together.  Go around the edges again with a fork for an extra strong seal.


Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pie crust has turned a pretty golden brown.
Let cool for about 20 minutes.  

While cooling, mix the glaze.  Combine 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk until smooth. If the glaze seems to thick, add another tablespoon of milk.
Drizzle the glaze over the heart pastries.
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Enjoy!

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10 comments:

  1. Jamie -- this sounds so yummy!! Thank you for sharing...

    Karen

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  2. What an awesome Valentine's Breakfast idea!

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  3. Visiting from the Polkadot Pretties link party. These are so lovely, and cream cheese + cherry pie filling!! I'm sure they are out if this world!! Pinning and look forward to trying them!! Thanks for sharing :)
    - Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  4. These look so yummy and I love how easy they are to do! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wonderful! I'd love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!

    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/01/an-oldie-but-goodie-link-party-2-and.html
    I'm your newest follower!
    Nancy

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  6. A cup of coffee would go great with these. I'm currently hosting a giveaway to win a $20 Starbucks gift card and would love for you to enter! http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/2013/01/love-is-in-air-giveaway.html

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  7. Reading this and looking at your pictures has made my mouth water. Mmmmm I love cherry pie, and cream cheese... Thanks for posting a sweet idea... Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

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  8. These are so cute. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_22.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  9. Oh, those are adorable and delicious looking!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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