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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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