Nothing brings out a Southerner's inner sweet tooth like the highly anticipated holiday that arrives every February – Valentine's Day! Whether your plans include a romantic candlelit dinner, fun night out with darling gal pals, or a cozy evening complete with a sappy love story, we have no doubt that this delicious Strawberry Pull-Apart Heart will take your V-Day to the next level. It's made with rich strawberry cream cheese and sweet homemade fruit sauce. This unforgettable treat is sure to fill your heart (and belly) as soon as you take the first bite. It's even the ideal breakfast food to wake up to. With the perfect amount of sweetness, even the pickiest food critics are likely to give their stamp of approval.Are you dying to know the best part? It's so easy to make, a kid could do it (breakfast in bed, Mamas?). The pre-made dough makes the process incredibly simple – you'll be able to get it done in a jiffy. Valentine's Day is all about spending quality time with your loved ones, so you'll definitely want to avoid devoting hours in the kitchen. The Strawberry Pull-Apart Heart is the ultimate comfort food recipe your life needs, and we guarantee your first helping won't be your last. Even if everything else on your Valentine's Day goes terribly wrong, this heart-shaped delight is sure to go right!

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10 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Unroll a can of pre-made dough out on a flat surface, and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. Cut the dough into 30 squares with a pizza cutter.

  • In a bowl, add strawberry cream cheese and fresh diced strawberries; stir together.

  • Add one Tbsp. of cream cheese mixture into each dough square, and pinch the corners together. 

  • Place the ball seam-side down on a parchment paper-covered sheet pan. As you place the mixture-filled dough on the sheet pan, place the dough balls in the formation of a heart. 

  • Bake the completed heart for 15 minutes at 400˚F. While the heart is baking, combine frozen strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in remaining sugar and flour, and let boil 5 additional minutes. 

  • When the Strawberry Pull-Apart Heart comes out of the oven, drizzle it with the strawberry sauce.