Heart Shaped Puff Pastry Pockets

Posted on February 24, 2014
Hi Everyone! I wanted to share these little heart treats with you today, that I shared on Or So She Says, where I’m a monthly contributor, a couple of weeks ago! They are such a quick and easy thing to whip up for breakfast in the morning or to have with your tea or coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up! They only take about 30 minutes to make from start to finish, and the best part is that you can fill them with whatever you like! I did mine with a cherry filling, but you could use apples, peaches, any kind of preserves, Nutella, chocolate, or anything else you can think of! All you need are a couple of ingredients, and you have a delicious treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!
*Makes 6*
1 sheet puff pastry
1 egg
1 tbs water
Filling of your choice
1. To make these, first thaw out your puff pastry. Once that’s ready to be used, roll it out into a 12×12 inch square on a floured surface. You can make these little pockets into whatever shape you want, but I made these into little hearts so I used a heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out my shapes (I got about 12 hearts out of the single sheet of puff pastry, which made 6 heart pockets). Preheat your oven to 400 deg F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Next, whisk together the egg and the water to make your egg wash. Add about 1/2 tbs of filling (or as much as you can squeeze in!!) into the middle of half of the puff pastry hearts. Then, brush their edges with the egg wash, and top them with the second heart piece. Secure the edges using a fork, then brush the tops with the egg wash and cut a slit in the top with a knife, so that air can escape while they bake (you can also sprinkle them with sugar for added sweetness). Transfer them onto your baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 – 15 minutes, or until the tops are beautifully golden brown. Let cool for a couple of minutes, then dust with confectioners’ sugar and eat!!

*This post was originally shared on Or So She Says, where I am one of the monthly contributors. It’s an awesome website with tons of great recipes and ideas from lots of different contributors, so go ahead and check it out when you get the chance!*
Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Tertúlia da Susy February 24, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Tão fofinhos.
    Bjs, Susana

  • Denise Browning February 24, 2014 at 8:14 am

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  • Denise Browning February 24, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Hi, Maria! These heart-shaped pockets are absolutely adorable…and so easy and quick to make!

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Denise! They really are so quick and easy to make, and are totally customizable – both the filling and their shape, which is why I love them so much! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  • Rhonda February 24, 2014 at 10:32 am

    So beautiful and simple! I love it.

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Rhonda!

  • mothers shadow February 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Stopping by from Block Party and this is so AWESOME! Thanks

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Nici @ Posed Perfection February 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    These look so yummy! I love puff pastry. I can imagine they would be divine with Nutella! Have a wonderful week.

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks so much, Nici! I love puff pastry too, and all the things you can do with it! It makes baking so fun (and quick and easy!) Hope you have a good weekend 🙂

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout February 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    So easy and beautiful Maria! Definitely want to give it a try with Nutella!

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Trish! Nutella would definitely be delicious in these! Hope you’re having a good weekend 🙂

  • Chelsea Lords February 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    These are sooo cute! I love puff pastry 🙂

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Chelsea! I love puff pastry too, I love all the different things you can do with it, and how easy it makes baking! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Roberta Blevins February 24, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    How yummy! My head is filling with filling ideas! 😀 Thanks for the share! Visiting from Too Cute Tuesday

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • bj February 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    These look sooo good and so pretty. I’ll be making these soon.
    Here from Rattlebridge Farm

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks so much, hope you love these! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Tracy February 28, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I’m at your blog for the first time – from the link party from Rattlebridge Farm. These are adorable and so simple — that’s my kind of recipe! I’d love for you to come see my new blog — I need some new blogger friends! 🙂

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much, Tracy! I will go over to visit you too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

  • Miz Helen February 28, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    What adorable little hearts, these would make awesome little dessert surprises. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you, Miz Helen! Hope you are having a good weekend 🙂

  • Beth Bailey February 28, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    So pretty and easy, thanks for sharing!

    • Maria March 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks so much, Beth!

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