Your sweetie deserves a special treat on Valentine’s Day, right? Your sweetie deserves the best, right?
But if time constraints don’t allow you to spend hours in the kitchen creating an elegant French masterpiece worthy of your sweetheart, we have a solution for you: our shortcut semifreddo tarts.
Cherry and almond is a flavor match made in heaven. One of my mother’s signature dishes is a cherry pie she makes with added almond extract to the filling. It is a dessert that several generations have raved about for 50 years. So, I decided to whip up an easy dessert with that flavor profile, and started with cherry pie filling. The result is our entry for the Lucky Leaf pie filling recipe contest.
I love the texture of a semifreddo (semi-frozen) dessert, so this mousse-type mixture is placed in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to achieve that texture.
Whip these tarts up with minimal prep time and then chill for at least 30 minutes and –voila! – fabulous cherry almond flavor with that Italian semifreddo texture!