Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Pastries

Pastries StrawberryCreamCheeseHeart

Posted April 27, 2023 by: Admin #Kitchen

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cakes are the perfect sweet treats for my lovelies!

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cakes on a drying rack
These puff pastry hearts look fancy, but they’re actually not that hard to make. The key is frozen puff pastry.You also need two heart-shaped cookie cutters, one large and one small. Use the large one to cut large hearts out of the pastry sheets, and then use the smaller one to cut small hearts out of the middle of half of the large ones. That makes a small bowl at the top of each puff pastry to hold the filling.Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cakes on a Plate

Speaking of the filling, it’s a simple mixture of cream cheese, sugar, strawberry jam, and vanilla extract. Simply place a tablespoon in the center of each heart-shaped opening and add a few strawberry slices on top.

Then give the hearts a good coating of beaten egg and bake until golden. A drizzle of basic icing sugar (powdered sugar mixed with cream) finishes them off. The finished cakes are light, tender and sweet – everything a heart should be.

Ingredients for Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cupcakes

Recipe Notes:

Storage Instructions:

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These Strawberry Cream Cheese Hearts are best enjoyed fresh the same day they are made. However, you can store them in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 3 days. They may lose their fresh flavor the longer they are stored in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend freezing them, they don’t keep their fluffy, fresh texture when frozen.

Should they be served hot or cold?

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Hearts are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, warm or at room temperature.

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What substitutions can I make?

You can substitute other berries like raspberries or blueberries for the strawberries.
You can substitute the strawberry gelatin for raspberry gelatin.
You can substitute heavy cream for whole milk.

Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?

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I do not recommend freezing these Strawberry Cream Cheese Hearts. They tend to lose their fresh texture and flavor when frozen and thawed.

My puff pastry did not puff, what did I do wrong?

The key to helping puff pastry patties rise is to keep them cold. Be sure to follow the instructions on the puff pastry package for thawing and storing before making these Strawberry Cream Cheese Hearts. Most puff pastry should not be left out of the refrigerator for more than 20 minutes at a time.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cakes

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay puff pastry sheets on a flat surface and use a large heart cookie cutter to cut 6 heart shapes from each sheet.
    puff pastry on cutting board
  2. Using a smaller heart cookie cutter, cut a small heart from the center of 6 of the larger puff pastry hearts to create a heart outline. cutting smaller hearts from the center of puff pastry hearts
  3. Place the heart outlines on top of the filled hearts and place in the refrigerator while you make the filling.Place the heart outlines over the filled hearts.
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, strawberry gelatin, and vanilla extract until smooth.softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, blended strawberry and vanilla jam
  5. Remove the puff pastry hearts from the refrigerator and place 2-3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each heart. Do not spread the cream cheese mixture, it will melt to the outside once baked.cream mixture placed in the center of the heart
  6. Slice the strawberries and place 1-3 strawberry slices on top of the cream cheese mixture in each of the flaky hearts, do not press them into the cream cheese.strawberry placed in the center of listening
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to create an egg shake. Using a pastry brush, brush the beaten egg onto each puff pastry. Make sure not to brush the beaten egg over the cream cheese center, just brush it over the exposed phyllo crust.brushed pastry hearts edges
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the puff pastry has puffed up and is golden.baked cakes on a baking sheet
  9. Once baked, set them aside to cool slightly while you make the frosting.glaze in a small bowl
  10. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar with the heavy cream until well blended. You can add more sugar or cream to achieve your desired consistency. Drizzle the frosting over the hearts using a spoon or piping bag.drizzle of frosting over cakes
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cakes on a cooling rack

 

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cakes on a drying rack

Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cakes

I love baking special treats for Valentine’s Day. These Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cakes are the perfect sweet treats for my lovelies!

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen puff pastry sheets thawed
  • 6 ounces cream cheese smoothing
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jelly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 fresh strawberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup thick cream

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay puff pastry sheets on a flat surface and use a large heart cookie cutter to cut 6 heart shapes from each sheet.
  • Using a smaller heart cookie cutter, cut a small heart from the center of 6 of the larger puff pastry hearts to create a heart outline.
  • Place the heart outlines on top of the filled hearts and place in the refrigerator while you make the filling.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, strawberry gelatin, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Remove the puff pastry hearts from the refrigerator and place 2-3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each heart. Do not spread the cream cheese mixture, it will melt to the outside once baked.
  • Slice the strawberries and place 1-3 strawberry slices on top of the cream cheese mixture in each of the flaky hearts, do not press them into the cream cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to create an egg shake. Using a pastry brush, brush the beaten egg onto each puff pastry. Make sure not to brush the beaten egg over the cream cheese center, just brush it over the exposed phyllo crust.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the puff pastry has puffed up and is golden.
  • Once baked, set them aside to cool slightly while you make the frosting.
  • In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar with the heavy cream until well blended. You can add more sugar or cream to achieve your desired consistency. Drizzle the frosting over the hearts using a spoon or piping bag.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional information:

Calories: 390kcal (twenty%)Carbohydrates: 41gram (14%)Protein: 10gram (twenty%)Fat: 33gram (51%)Saturated fat: 10gram (fifty%)Polyunsaturated fat: 5grammonosaturated fat: twenty-onegramTrans fat: 0.003gramCholesterol: 69milligrams (23%)Sodium: 326milligrams (14%)Potassium: 174milligrams (5%)Fiber: 2gram (8%)Sugar: twenty-onegram (23%)Vitamin A: 495UI (10%)Vitamin C: 7milligrams (8%)Calcium: 72milligrams (7%)Iron: 2milligrams (eleven%)

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