Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Heart Shaped Raspberry Cream Cheese Tarts aka Homemade Pop-Tarts

I tore this recipe out of an old People magazine over a year ago and I am just now making it.  These little tarts are not only cute but oh so delicious.   They are basically like homemade pop-tarts.  I have seen other recipes where the filling is just jelly but this is filled with fresh raspberries, cream cheese, and honey.  The combo is fresh and not overly sweet.  Since they use pre-made pie dough, the hardest thing is cutting out the shapes.  You could do any shape you wanted but I did hearts for Valentines Day.  Beware not to put too much filling in them they over flow easily.
I honestly did a bit too much and it seeped out while baking.   We ate the spilled out filling with a spoon and it made Sterling's day.

They are actually delish without icing but with icing takes them to whole another level.  So I recommend slapping some icing on them:)

|| R A S P B E R R Y   C R E A M  C H E E S E  T A R T S ||

- 1 package refrigerated pie dough
- 1 8oz cream cheese
- 1 pint raspberries 
- 2 tablespoons honey

- 10 raspberries
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar

 Roll out both pie shells on a flat surface.  Use heart cookie cutters to cut hearts- should be able to get about 20 hearts, which means 10 pop tarts.
In a bowl whip the cream cheese with beaters until fluffy.  Mash the pint of raspberries with a fork and then add into the cream cheese.  Add in honey and mix together.

Place half the hearts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  scoop a small spoonful of the raspberry mixture in the middle.  Place the remaining hearts on top and mash together around the edges with a fork.  Then take a toothpick and poke several holes in the middle.  Bake at 400 degrees about 20 minutes until they start to slightly brown.

Meanwhile using a strainer over a bowl mash about 10 raspberries collecting the juice.  Add in powdered sugar and enough milk to loosen but not make it too liquidey. 

Let pies cool before icing.

If you don't have heart cookie cutters, I rounded up a few options along with some other adorable Valentine's Day serving ware.


Natalie said...

So cute! And the filling sounds amazing.

Jillian said...

mmmm i love poptarts! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Krystine @ said...

You're such a little Martha Stewart I love it! But definitely cuter and funnier!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

These sound so good and are so cute! Good job mama!!

kimm atwood said...

I'm definitely trying these. Thanks for sharing !

Emily {Luscious Life & Decor} said...

Ooh I may make these with my daughter this week. Thanks for sharing!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

So cute, love it!

Christina said...

oh they're so cute!

BaconBear 4 said...

Can caycee PLEASE be your inspiration to get your hair colored and cut!!! Be brave!!!

Portuguese Prepster said...

these look great! I love using puff pastry and pie crust for easy desserts! Try stuffing them with nutella and you will be very happy!

Blayne Macauley said...

Amazing! I love this.

Dominique DeLaney said...

These look delicious and so pretty....perfect for Valentine's Day!