Folks, I had fun experimenting in the kitchen last week. This new recipe comes with the husband seal of approval and would be an oh-so-delicious sweet treat to make for your honey on Valentine’s Day. Frankly, how can you go wrong with Nutella, strawberries, and cream cheese?
Strawberry and Nutella Mini Pies
8 oz. container of cream cheese (the kind that comes in a plastic tub)
8 oz. sour cream
½ cup of sugar
2 pkg. mini graham cracker pie crusts (six per package)
13 oz. jar of Nutella
1 quart of strawberries
1 squirt can of whipped cream
Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar. Whip until blended. Divide the mixture into the 12 graham cracker pie crusts. Chill. Right before serving time, wash the strawberries. Pat dry and then slice them. Layer the strawberries in a pretty pattern on top of the cream cheese mixture. Put a spoonful of Nutella in the middle and surround the chocolate with whipped cream.
*The Nutella hardens in the refrigerator and the strawberries are better when freshly sliced so wait to assemble the strawberries, Nutella, and whipped cream until right before serving. And in case anyone isn’t familiar with Nutella, it’s a chocolate hazelnut spread that is usually found in the peanut butter section of the grocery store.
Michelle Cox is a delightful author, a magnificent chef and my friend. Each week she will be sharing a special recipe from her collection of amazing creations! She and her husband, Paul, live near Asheville, North Carolina. Be sure to visit her website – Michelle Cox Inspirations. She has lots of amazing stories, recipes and “encouragement with a Southern drawl!”