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…
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 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:
- 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
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tsp. milk
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.
Using your fingers, press the edges together. Go around the edges again with a fork for an extra strong seal.
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.
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