Raspberry Mascarpone Heart Sammies

I know fresh raspberries and marscapone cheese aren't two things people usually have on hand, but Valentine's Day only comes around once a year and just imagine how loved your little one will feel when he opens his lunch box on the 14th and finds this special Valentine's Day sammie waiting for him.

Filled with fresh raspberries, creamy marscapone (a soft spreadable Italian cheese sold in most supermarkets) and just a touch of raspberry preserves for added sweetness, this is a delicious school lunch surprise your little one won't soon forget.

In fact, your kids may start asking you if everyday can be Valentine's Day -- and who would say no to that!?


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Raspberry Mascarpone Heart Sammies (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free


  • 1 8-ounce Package Mascarpone Cheese, or cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Raspberry Preserves
  • 8 Slices sandwich bread
  • 1 Pint Fresh Raspberries


1. Mix mascarpone cheese and raspberry preserves in a bowl until smooth and creamy.

2. Using a 4″ heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut a hole in each piece of bread.

3. Spread 1 tablespoon of the mascarpone mixture onto each heart.

4. Flatten raspberries by opening them up with your fingers (check out the picture below).

5. Place four or five of the flattened raspberries on half of the bread hearts, then top with the remaining bread hearts to make sandwiches.

6. Serve.

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  • Jadah

    This looks like the perfect Tea Party treat. My 4 year old daughter is going to loves these. Thanks!

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  • Marta Howard

    i love mascarpone, i hope my son likes these! what a great simple idea.

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  • Jen

    I am making these for my daughter's Valentines day party at school. You saved me in the nick of time! Thanks :)

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  • Amy

    Made these for a Valentine's Day play date today and they were a HUGE hit! Thanks for providing such easy and yummy recipes :)

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  • Jennifer

    Ok I've got to ask - what's with all the raspberries lately? :) These do look tasty, though.

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    • Catherine

      Haha! They're red and they turn things red! I just love Valentine's Day and all the red and pink!

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  • Viviana

    Hi: What type of bread do you use? i need suggestion the bread i use is usually not easy to cut into shapes. Please let me know. Thanks!!!

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  • Chelsea

    These are a treat in our house. We sometimes even make them with a layer of creamy nut butter on the other slice of bread (if I do this, I omit the raspberries). Thanks for two great sandwich ideas in one. We love 'em!

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