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Puff Pastry Berry Hearts

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!

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

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

egg free

nut free

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. Preheat oven to 400°F.
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. Unfold the puff pastry and cut into hearts using heart-shaped cookie cutters.
4. Place the puff pastry hearts on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
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.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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16 comments

  • Diana Eating Made Easy

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

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  • Inessa

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

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    • Sharee

      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...

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    • Ingrid

      Trader joes has a pretty good one w fewer gross additives

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  • Gaby

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

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  • CB

    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?

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    • Catherine

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

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  • Lesley

    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. :)

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  • Aida Mollenkamp

    So adorable!

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