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Cherry and Cream Cheese Heart Pastry

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.

This dessert recipe is so yummy!  It is based on one of my favorite Pampered Chef recipes.  

I created the individual Cherry Pastries using a store bought  pie 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:

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Cherry and Cream Cheese Heart Pastry

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:

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

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

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

 

7. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or untill the pie crust has turned a pretty golden brown.

8. Let cool for about 20 minutes.

9. 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.

10. Drizzle the glaze over the heart pastries.

 

Enjoy!

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12 Comments

  1. SusanIreneb says:

    Your recipe ingredient list for the glaze has 2-3 tsp. of milk and your instructions have 2 tablespoons. Just thought I would draw this to your attention.
    Thank you for this charming recipe.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! I hope you'll join us again this week and add my button to your list of Linky Parties!

    Have a fabulous week!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com

  3. Ohhh! Those look super yummy! and so festive too. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel

  4. These are ummmm…the cutest things on the planet like, ever. LOVE!

  5. Wanted to let you know I featured your dessert in a Valentine's Sweets post today. I would love if you stopped by and grab a button! I also would love for you to join the creative community and post this and other creative things you do!

    Susan,
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/
    A community to Create – Share – Inspire

  6. These came out so good! I looove these. I'm going to have to try these. I'm a new follower. I cant wait to see what's next.

  7. Oh how wonderful! Thank you for posting. I so want to make this for my family on Tuesday and you made it look…easy enough for this non-kitchen savy mama to do so! Great tutorial!

    Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my linky party last Tuesday. I hope you'll join us again this week…even link this recipe up! Looks scrumptious. I am pinning it now:)

    Happy Valentine's Day,
    Michelle

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com