Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine Pastries

I have long wanted to make something with puff pastry.  I see it used on The Food Network, and can’t help but wonder what I could make with this amazing stuff.  I also love cherries, and wanted to make a Valentine’s Day treat.  Behold the birth of my Valentine Pastries.

Ingredients
  • 1 box puff pastry (I used Pepperidge Farms)
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (I made my own, but used barely any, so I would just buy a can in the future)
  • A tiny bit of water
Supplies
  • Cookie sheet or jelly roll pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Spoon
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Tiny flower cookie cutter
  • Small bowl
Directions
  1. Thaw the puff pastry and preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Unfold/unroll the puff pastry onto the parchment paper.
  4. Dough
  5. Use the heart cookie cutter to cut the puff pastry.  Remove excess dough (you can save for later, toss, or bake for a snack).
  6. Cookie Cutter
  7. Repeat for both sheets.
  8. On 1/2 the hearts, use the flower cookie cutter to cut ventilation holes.
  9. Fill the small bowl with a little bit of water.  Use your finger to dab water on the edge of one of the hearts without the ventilation holes.
  10. Place a small amount of the cherry filling in the middle of the heart you just dabbed with water.
  11. Filling
  12. Place one of the ventilated hearts on top of the other heart.  Use your finger to press down completely on all edges.
  13. Ready to Bake
  14. Repeat steps 7-9 for all hearts.
  15. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.  The pastry should be a golden brown on top.
  16. Let cool, then enjoy!
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16 comments:

  1. So cute! I saw some like this made with pie crust and strawberry jam that I really wanted to try...but I think I may like your version better:) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Visiting from T&J! what a great idea! looks yummy!

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  3. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing:)

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  4. So cute, and way better than my disater of an attempt at heart-shaped pies LAST V-Day. I might try this!

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  5. Yum! Thanks for sharing! I'll be making these for Valentine's and probably before;)

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  6. Malory these are adorable. What a great festive idea - they look yummy too! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase; I greatly appreciate it. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I'll be featuring this today, stop by and grab a featured button if you like. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  7. That is so CUTE!! I make turnovers all the time with that puff pastry but I never thought of making shapes...LOVE IT!

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  8. Oh my gosh! These are so darn cute and oh so tasty looking!!!

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  10. these are SO gorgeous and look so yummy!
    I've also always wanted to try puff pastry, now I NEED to!
    Thanks!
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    Sarah
    www.thebirdspapaya.blogspot.com
    (oh, and I'm visiting from your feature on be different-act normal)

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  11. How cute! Your pastries look really yummy!

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  12. I made these too! Yours look great -I love the little flower cutouts.

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  13. I love your pastries! So cute and I'm sure they're tasty too!

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  14. Those look absolutely delicious and cute, too! I've got to try them. :) Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Those look SO delicious!! If I didn't have to cross the atlantic (I live in Germany), I would come over and demand some! ;)

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