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How to make Heart Shaped Strawberry Pastries for Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m sure you’ve scoured through various sites to bookmark special sweet treats to whip up for your loved one(s) .Thanks to heart-shaped cookie cutters, life becomes a whole lot easier (especially when you’re making heart shaped treats), right?

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Here’s a great recipe to add to your list of treats to make over the next few days. Not only is it incredibly easy to make but it can be a fun recipe to make with the kids too.How to make heart shaped strawberry pastries for Valentine's Day- MommySnippets (12)

How to make Heart Shaped Strawberry Pastries for Valentine’s Day

Ingredients required:

1 package premade pie crust (comes with 2 crusts)
1 package cream cheese, softened
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup strawberry jam (If I’m not making my easy homemade strawberry jam with a hint of mint, my favorite store bought jam is, hands down, Crofter’s organic jam.)
Butter for brushing
Sugar sprinkles for topping

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1. First, mix up your cream cheese filling by combining cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until evenly blended and smooth.

How to make heart shaped strawberry pastries for Valentine's Day- MommySnippets (3)2. Roll out your crust and cut into an equal number of heart shapes.

3. Spread out half your hearts onto a baking sheet.

How to make heart shaped strawberry pastries for Valentine's Day- MommySnippets (3)4. Drop 1 tbsp of cream cheese mixture onto each heart, and go around spreading out, making sure to leave a finger width around all edges.

How to make heart shaped strawberry pastries for Valentine's Day- MommySnippets (3)5. Top each of those with ½ tbsp strawberry jam.

How to make heart shaped strawberry pastries for Valentine's Day- MommySnippets (3)6. Place the second half of your hearts directly on top of each one on your baking sheet, and press all sides down with a fork to seal.

*Make sure not to press in the middle of your hearts*

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7. Lightly brush each heart with melted butter. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350.
8. When fully cooked, brush again with butter and sprinkle with sugar.

How to make heart shaped strawberry pastries for Valentine's Day- MommySnippets (3)9. Let cool and serve!

How to make heart shaped strawberry pastries for Valentine's Day- MommySnippets (3)

Now isn’t this such a great Valentine’s Day sweet treat to make, serve and even gift to family and friends?

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Here’s the printable recipe:

How to make Heart Shaped Strawberry Pastries for Valentine's Day
Author: Marina J (Mommy Snippets)
Ingredients
  • 1 package premade pie crust comes with 2 crusts
  • 1 package cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup strawberry jam Homemade jam is the best!
  • Butter for brushing
  • Sugar sprinkles for topping
Instructions
  1. First, mix up your cream cheese filling by combining cream cheese, powdered sugar, and
  2. vanilla in a bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until evenly blended and smooth.
  3. Roll out your crust and cut into an equal number of heart shapes.
  4. Spread out half your hearts onto a baking sheet.
  5. Drop 1 tbsp of cream cheese mixture onto each heart, and go around spreading out, making
  6. sure to leave a finger width around all edges.
  7. Top each of those with ½ tbsp strawberry jam.
  8. Place the second half of your hearts directly on top of each one on your baking sheet, and press all sides down with a fork to seal. *Make sure not to press in the middle of your hearts*
  9. Lightly brush each heart with melted butter. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350.
  10. When fully cooked, brush again with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Let cool and serve!

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For more Valentine’s Day /week recipes, visit the Mommy Snippets Valentine’s Day Treats and Recipes Pinterest board.

 

 

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