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Puff Pastry Hearts Recipe

Puff Pastry Hearts Recipe

These adorable cream-filled hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to serve a loving treat. The delightful recipe and pretty way to present it come from Sarah Vasques of Milford, New Hampshire.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 packages (17.3 ounces each) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) seedless raspberry preserves
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a bowl, whisk 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, salt and egg yolks. In a large saucepan, bring the milk and remaining sugar to a boil; remove from the heat. Stir a small amount into egg yolk mixture; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until chilled.
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Fold into custard. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 3. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 3-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4. Just before serving, warm preserves in a small saucepan; drizzle some onto dessert plates. Split puff pastry hearts in half. Place bottom halves on plates; spread each with 2 tablespoons of filling. Replace tops; drizzle with remaining preserves. Garnish with raspberries and confectioners' sugar. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 163 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"I made these for Valentine's Day last year. I always make a special dinner on Valentine's Day and find an extra special dessert to go with it. It beats going to crowded restaurants--I'd rather just stay home and "fancy" things up a bit. Anyway, both my husband & I were highly satisfied with this dessert. Although they were time consuming, I didn't mind in the least. I followed the recipe to a "T" & they came out beautifully, just as the photo depicts."

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