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Deviled Hearts recipe Fresh strawberries used for our Deviled Hearts recipe. Strawberries stuffed with a cream cheese filling and topped with crumbled graham crackers. Strawberries stuffed with a cream cheese filling and topped with crumbled graham crackers. Hey guys! So I think I should clarify something….. I don’t hate Valentine’s Day. Really. After Monday’s post a friend of mine called me to ask if everything was okay with the boyfriend and I….when I told her “yes! “ and asked why, she said it’s because it seemed like I was hating on V-day in my last post. I chuckled. So here’s a little clarification. I don’t hate Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a cute, albeit fake, holiday! My issue isn’t about the day itself, celebrating love, etc.; my issue is all the pressure it seems to put on people/couples to go hard and celebrate in the biggest way possible. If that’s what you and your partner want to do…GREAT! I just don’t think it’s necessary, that’s all…just do what ya feel like doin’, that’s all. :)

Now to these little “Deviled Hearts”…no bake cheesecake stuffed strawberries are nothing new. Totally delicious, but nothing new. We’re adding our own twist to this yummy dessert, by splitting them down the middle, scooping out the centers and piping the filling straight into them….”Deviled Hearts”…get it?! Just like the panna cotta from Monday, this dessert is SUPER easy (seriously takes 15 minutes, tops) and REALLY addicting. I actually made a very similar recipe for a upcoming issue of a popular food magazine (more on that as the issue approaches!) and when testing these…lets just say the boyfriend (aka, the taste tester) down 16 of them in one sitting….16! I also made these for the super bowl, but as a dip sitch and as soon as I set the platter out, people were huddling around it until they were gone….so I think we have a winner here! I’ve made these “New York Style” by adding a good amount of sour cream and lemon zest (I just love the tang). Folding the whipped cream into the mixture is key as it’ll give you a light and fluffy filling! If you’re looking for a last minute V-Day dessert…I recommend these! They’re a cute V-day dessert, but you can really make them for any occasion! I hope everyone has a fun and safe Valentine’s Day, doing whatever the heck y’all want! ;) xx, Jenny

Deviled Hearts
Makes 32

Ingredients:
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
1/3 cup sour cream
1 lemon, zested
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups heavy cream
16 large strawberries, tops cut and split in half lengthwise
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

Directions:
1. Place cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, lemon juice, zest, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer, until smooth.
2. Scrape down sides of the bowl and set aside.
3. In another mixing bowl with the electric mixer, beat the cream until stiff peaks form.
4. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated.
5. Slice the backs of each strawberry, every so slightly, so they sit up straight. Using a small measuring spoon or melon baller, carefully hollow the inner center of each strawberry.
6. Fill a piping bag (fitted with a star tip) with the cream cheese mixture and pipe into each cut strawberry.
7. Finish each with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs and serve.

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  1. tara Not Specified Not Specified

    Those look delicious!!

    I think Valentine’s day is silly, and I am happily married, so I wasn’t even thrown off by your post the other day in the slightest! ;)

  2. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan Not Specified Not Specified

    Yumm!! These are so fast and perfect, love it!

  3. Parrish Ritchie Not Specified Not Specified

    Hello I found you on Pinterest and love your blog and your photos are just gorgeous!! I want to invite you my linky party so you can share some of your amazing recipes!! Hope to see you there!!

  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Absolutely beautiful! I want to reach through the screen. I’m not huge on deviled eggs, but I am huge on these!

  5. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    Ha–I was seriously expecting to see deviled eggs made from eggs shaped in those little Japanese heart molds! And that would have been pretty great, but these little berry bites sound even better. :)

  6. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    These are the best idea ever, and I love it so much!

  7. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie Not Specified Not Specified

    I love deviled strawberries! I’ve made them with mascarpone filling with cardamon, so good!

  8. The Life of Clare Not Specified Not Specified

    I agree with Tara’s comment, I’m happily married and dot acknowledge it as a “holiday”. I wasn’t thrown off by your post, in fact I enjoyed it.

  9. Bunny Eats Design Not Specified Not Specified

    These are adorable! Smart idea to slice a little bit off the back so they don’t wobble. I wonder if that is ever done with deviled eggs too?

  10. natalie @ wee eats Not Specified Not Specified

    Seriously? the cutest thing ever. Like, EVER! I love it!

    I love that they’re “deviled”, too, and great tip about slicing off a piece of the back so I don’t spend my time chasing the strawberries around lol

  11. peachy @ The Peach Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    I totally loved the idea of these deviled hearts!

  12. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    I am so glad you still like Valentine’s Day. I do agree though, too much pressure. We made a rule this year, just cards and dinner. Done, nothing else. I am going to make these tomorrow for dessert! Super easy and cute.

  13. Lynna Not Specified Not Specified

    This is adorable! Haha, that`s sweet of your friend to call you up, though!

  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    This is just fabulous. So simple and lovely!

  15. Nikita Not Specified Not Specified

    Good idea for a girl party! Thanx! :)

  16. Lizzie Not Specified Not Specified

    Thank you for this recipe! The deviled hearts taste wonderful, and I got great compliments! Here are some photos from when I made them: http://silverdustlizzie.tumblr.com/post/45319472316/deviled-hearts-by-spoon-fork-bacon-with

  17. Lili Courtney Not Specified Not Specified

    Original! I like

  18. Grace Behnke Not Specified Not Specified

    Just made these for 20 guys. Everyone thought they were great. I am with you. Don’t need valentines day to let my hubby know I love him. Thanks for the recipe. In WI our strawberries are so sour this time of year.

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