Valentine Desserts

Tomorrow is Valentine’s and I have two exciting dessert recipes to share with you guys! One is super simple and quick while the other takes a bit more work, but both are certainly delicious and worth making!

First up, we have an easy peasy lemon squeezy recipe! I give you Mini Pie Pears from Share My Kitchen! This is so easy and super adorable. I made these for my family when Ding Jing came to visit last week and then again on Thursday for my girls. Everyone raved about them!

mini pear pies

Mini Pear Pies

Ingredients:

3 medium sized, firm pears
1 (7 oz) ready made refrigerated pie crust
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel the pears, cut them in halves and remove the seeds and stems. Hollow out the interior a bit to form a wider notch to fill later. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange pear halves, open side down.

2. Cut six rectangles out of the pie crust and cover each pear half. Using a sharp knife, cut the excess, being sure the entire pear is covered. Cut slits or designs into the pastry dough. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over the dough.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Fill the cavity of the pear with ice cream and serve!

pear pies

And from Chocolate Covered Katie, I give you Chocolate-Strawberry Truffle Pie made in a Hot Chocolate Crust. She’s called “chocolate covered Katie” for a reason! I’ll be honest with you, this recipe took some time to make. I’m pretty sure it would be simple in a Vitamix, but I have a Ninja which is normally pretty amazing, but it definitely took some time to get everything all blended together. And then I had to waaaaaait for it to freeze, haha! But my dear friends, once it was finally all frozen and put together… so very deliciously delicious! I definitely have had to have a glass of almond milk with each slice of pie so far because it’s so delightfully rich! :)

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie in Hot Chocolate Crust

Ingredients:

Crust:
1 cup walnuts
1 1/3 cup pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt
4 tbsp cocoa powder

Pie:
2 1/2 cups strawberries
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups cashews
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
6 stevia packets
5 tbsp water
dash salt

Directions:

1. Blend all ingredients for crust together. Press dough down firmly into a pie pan.

2. In a bowl, cover cashews with water and let sit at least four hours. Then drain. Combine all pie ingredients into blender and blend until super smooth. Pour into pie crust and freeze at least 1 hour before serving.

Aaaand finally, my sweet husband brought me a little bit of sunshine last week:

flowersLove bright colors! :) Makes me happy to look at them every time I walk into the kitchen. :)

Happy almost Valentine’s Day, friends!

Love Rach

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21 responses to “Valentine Desserts

  1. yummmmm girl where do you get all of these recipes?!

  2. YUM! Oh my gosh the truffle pie looks amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. Those mini pies are adorable!

  4. These look so good!

  5. Why is it that the last three blogs I’ve looked at have had amazing looking food, and I am no where near any amazing food right now!??!? Mouth. Watering. Too. Much. Food. Porn.
    That pie looks super incredible.

  6. I love those pear pies!! So great and easy!

  7. Hmmm, both recipes sound DELISH!!! And those flowers are so beautiful!

  8. I think I just drooled on my keyboard!
    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  9. Yum!!! And I love the bright flowers. So sweet. :)

  10. i love the bright flowers!

  11. Awww dude! The flowers are SO pretty!!!!!! He is too sweet (:

  12. Happy Valentines! =D

  13. Those pear pies look so good! And those are some pretty flowers, you lucky girl :)

  14. That truffle pie looks yummy! :) Pretty flowers!

  15. Gorgeous flowers! The colors just scream “happy” to me!

  16. you´re always making these super-delish savoury things! I`m liking the mini pear pies! especially served with ice-cream! I just got the biggest craving for vanilla ice-cream! your fault!;-)

  17. These look great and those flowers are beautiful!!
    Happy Valentine’s day!!

  18. YUM and I think that these would even be husband approved ;)

  19. The flowers are amazing!!! Totally in love with the colours!!!

  20. Pingback: My very first flower bed {and a package full of sunshine!} |

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