Thursday, February 6, 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake Heart Pie #HolidayFoodParty


Today a few of my food blogging friends and I are sharing Valentine's Day ideas and I "road tested" this pie on my honey last weekend.  He loves pie!  I usually make fruit pies but this time I wanted to try something different, in this case, cheesecake.  I love cheesecake!  See, now we're both happy.

The heart shapes in the crust were actually quite easy to make but the trick was to get them to not sink into the cheesecake custard.  So I had to make a couple of test pies.  It's a tough job...  Brian looked at it and said it was almost too pretty to cut into.  And then he promptly cut a big hunk for himself.  If he hadn't, I certainly would have.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

Crust:
2 Cups all purpose flour
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
2 Teaspoons baking powder
2 Sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1/2 Cup ice water

Filling:
16 oz. Cream cheese, at room temperature
2/3 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup sour cream
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt

1/2 Cup strawberry jam, at room temperature

To make the crust, combine the butter, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a food processor with a steel blade and pulse just until it resembles course crumbs. Slowly pour in the ice water and pulse until a dough ball forms.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Cut the dough in half and return one half to the refrigerator.  Roll out the other half on a well floured surface until you have about a 10" round.  Place the dough round into a 9" pie dish and crimp the edges slightly.

To make the filling, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and salt until thoroughly combined.  Pour into the pie shell and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly but leave the oven on.

Place spoonfuls of the jam on top of the semi set custard and swirl around slightly with a butter knife.

Roll out the second half of the dough and cut out heart shapes.  I used a 3" cutter for the outer row and a 2" cutter towards the center but you can make them all the same size.  Lay the hearts on top of the cheesecake in an overlapping pattern.  Return to the oven for an additional 30 - 40 minutes or until the crust is a light golden brown.  Makes approximately 8 servings.


Be sure to check out what my fellow bakers made!

3. White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
5. White Chocolate Cherry Brownies from The Messy Baker
6. Chocolate Champagne Cupcakes from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
7. Sugar-Free Blueberry Yogurt Truffles from What Smells So Good
8. Strawberry Cheesecake Heart Pie from Hungry Couple NYC
9 Red Velvet Heart Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies
10. Chocolate Cannoli Cones from Created By Diane
11. Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed Cupcakes from Chocolate Moosey
12. Nutella Brownie Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
13. Valentines Smores Hearts from Kelly Bakes
14. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies from Roxana's Home Baking

19 comments:

  1. When I grow up, I want to make magnificent pie crusts like yours! The filling sounds terrific, too!

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  2. It is pretty... but not too pretty for me to eat! I love cheesecake!

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  3. It's pretty but I'd get over it quickly if it was sitting right in front of me. Can't say no to cheesecake!

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  4. What a fabulous idea... cheesecake pie!!!

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  5. Girl, my mind is blown. This is a straight up pie filled only with cheesecake?! Amazing! Two of my favourite things (crust & cheesecake) in one lovely, beautiful, decadent dessert. This is so incredibly pretty but I would've been right in there with Brian slicing this baby up ;)

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  6. I don't think I ever had cheesecake pie and yours turned out so pretty! I wish I had a slice

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  7. Brian is right, this pie is purdy. It may be too pretty to cut, but I just wouldn't be able to resist.

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  8. What a master you are! Cheesecake enveloped in a gorgeous pie crust. What a lucky job your husband has as taste tester.

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  9. Yummy! What a perfect treat for valentines day :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  10. That is hysterical. And wonderful. :D

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  11. This wouldn't last an hour at my house. I must pin this!

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  12. I am all about PIE, and really need to make this one it's GORGEOUS!!!!

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  13. I've finally mastered pie making not too long ago and now it's my newest favorite thing to bake. But yours looks so pretty and festive. I think it's gorgeous and I probably wouldn't have been able to resist the temptation of cutting in before photos!

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  14. I've been waiting for this post ever you since you shown us that teaser photo. Love the crust and well you know me and cheesecake.

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