Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese Tart

I usually don’t go all that gung-ho for Valentine’s Day…Long-time readers know Jay and I have a pretty rotten track record when it comes to trying to go out for dinner, and I usually don’t really care if I get flowers (Mother’s Day or my birthday are different stories). So most of the time we stay in, and I fix something “fancy.” This year, we’re going to try going out again, so we’ll see if the gods look kindly on us, or we have another kick in the pants. In the meantime, though, we have an easy Valentine’s Day Dessert I can whip up if all goes awry–A Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese Tart!

Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese TartChocolate graham crackers for the crust, whipped cinnamon-sugar cream cheese and strawberries topped with a chocolate drizzle. It’s no-bake and simple to make.

Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese TartAnd it’s delicious! It’s hard to go wrong with strawberries, chocolate and cream cheese.

Yield: 8

Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese Tart

Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese Tart
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 1/2 a package of chocolate graham crackers
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 8-oz. block of cream cheese, slightly softened
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 8 oz. strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced thin
  • 1/3 C semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a food processor, pulse the chocolate graham crackers until they become fine crumbs. Add in the melted butter, and mix until combined. Press the dough into the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the sugar and the cinnamon, and mix until combined. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the bottom of the chocolate crust, then top with the sliced strawberries.

Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a small bowl, either using a microwave or a double-boiler. Drizzle over top of the strawberries, and refrigerate the tart for at least 2 hours before serving.

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I do have an ulterior motive for posting this…I’m entering this recipe in the Foodie Blogroll’s 1,2,3 Cook & Snap Recipe Contest. Once the entry deadline has been reached, they’ll open up a voting period, so expect I will be trolling heavily for votes, as I’d really like to win! In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy this delicious dessert!

Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese Tart

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7 Replies to “Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese Tart”

  1. It’s a good thing y’all aren’t big V-Day people, because going out to eat this year is going to be a big ol’ pain in the ass. Not only is it a weekend night, but so many people have cabin fever that they just want out of the house. — Your dessert looks divine by the way.

    • Thank you!

      Well, if I want a dinner out this year, I’m going to have to remember to call for a reservation. Thankfully this is a small town, so if I call Monday, I should be fine. Hopefully the rest of Brookings doesn’t have the same idea! ;)

  2. Hello–I am back to an earlier post–I wondered about the Dark Chocolate multi-grain Cheerios, and how they make chocolate milk in the bottom of the bowl—-well, they were on sale at HyVee for $1.88 and they jumped into my cart, all because of Trampling Rose, and they are delightful with milk, or as a snack, or mixed with a plain cereal… is fun to read your blog and Print out recipes, like today’s!!! Melanie

  3. Holy yum! And no-bake? Even better. I love desserts that taste fancy but are super simple.

    Have a lovely Valentine’s Day! Fingers crossed that your going out track record improves this year! :)

    • I do enjoy a good no-bake dessert…I think I might have to re-do the crust though…It got really soggy rather quickly. Maybe next time I should bake it, instead of just freezing it.

      And thanks–You just reminded me I need to make our dinner reservation for Friday night! :)

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