17 90

Puff Pastry Berry Hearts

Share

With all the cold weekend nights we've had here in southern California this winter, my kids somehow talked me into making hot chocolate for them on a regular basis. On one of those evenings I discovered with horror that I had run out of marshmallows. There was a mutiny in my house, I tell you. Luckily I had some whipping cream which I quickly turned into the thickest, most velvety fluff ever. It was so addictive that I started making making homemade whipped cream way more often than I probably should have -- especially given how fattening it is -- but if you could see the looks on my kids' faces whenever I make it, you'd understand why I just couldn't resist.

I had to come up with more uses for all that whipped cream and so I've been letting Kenya and Chloe use heart-shaped cookie cutters in a variety of sizes to to pop out these adorable Puff Pastry Berry Hearts. We then fill them with fresh raspberries, whipped cream, and lots of their favorite toppings, creating these sweet little tarts.

If you want a super simple, totally lovely Valentine's Day dessert, this is the one for you!

Puff Pastry Berry Hearts  (makes about 18 hearts depending on the size of cookie cutter)

  • Prep Time: 5 mins,
  • Cook Time: 10 mins,
  • Rating:
    Rate this recipe
With all the cold weekend nights we've had here in southern California this winter, my kids somehow talked me into making hot chocolate for them on a regular basis. On one of those evenings I discovered with horror that I had run out of marshmallows....

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries (or mixed berries)

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. 2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, or with an electric mixer, combine the cream, vanilla and sugar and beat on high until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Unfold the puff pastry and cut into hearts using heart-shaped cookie cutters.
  4. 4. Place the puff pastry hearts on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. 5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Slice hearts in half. Top one half with whipped cream and berries, and place the other half on top to form a sandwich.
Puff Pastry Berry Hearts

Nutrition Information

Related Recipes

Comments






  1. Pingback: DIY Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day — Comfort Food Feast | SHEKNOWSLATINO

  2. Pingback: Salted Caramel Budino - Easy, Gluten-Free Dessert | Feed Me Phoebe

  3. Liz @ Virtually Homemade

    February 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Love these puff pastry hearts! I made pate sucree hearts with raspberries for FN Dish Comfort Food Feast. Always a pleasure participating together!

  4. Pingback: Menu Today » Blog Archive » DIY Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day — Comfort Food Feast

  5. Pingback: Quinoa Fudge Brownies Recipe - Jeanette's Healthy Living

  6. Pingback: Puff au Chocolat avec Fraises, Basilic, Fleur de Sel • Taste With The Eyes • where the image is meant to titillate and inspire the cook

  7. Pingback: Valentine Cake Balls |

  8. aida mollenkamp

    February 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    So adorable!

  9. Lesley

    February 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I just discovered Weelicious and LOVE this site. I am not much of a dessert maker, but made these today for everyone as a treat. They were so simple and absolutely delish!! I was so pleased because I can usually goof up on “fool proof” recipes. :)

  10. cb

    February 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Question about making the whipped cream. Above you use powdered sugar and vanilla. In your video on how to make fresh whipped cream you use confectioner sugar with the whipped cream. Does it matter? one better than the other?

    • catherine

      February 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Confectioner’s sugar is just another name for Powdered sugar! :)

      • cb

        February 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm

        thanks! :)

  11. Gaby

    February 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    these are too cute!! Perfect kid friendly treat for V-Day!

  12. Inessa

    February 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    What puff pastry company do you use? A lot of the ones I saw have terrible ingredients. TIA :)

    • Ingrid

      February 12, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Trader joes has a pretty good one w fewer gross additives

    • Sharee

      February 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      I use Wegmans brand Puff Pastry (at Wegmans stores). I believe it doesn’t have any yucky ingredients, but I don’t get it a lot either…

  13. Diana @ Eating Made Easy

    February 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    These are so adorable! Fun to make with the kids.