Nutella Cream Pastry Hearts

With ready made puff pastry

by Cupful Of Sprinkles
Nutella Cream Pastry Hearts

Flaky ready rolled puff pastry filled with Nutella whipped cream and fresh strawberries. This is simple indulgence at its best.

I love how quick and easy this recipe is to make, this is mainly down to the pre-made pastry used for the hearts. Instead of spending hours attempting to get the perfect puff, all you have to do is get the pastry out of the fridge for roughly 10 minutes to warm up and gently unroll. Then, cut out your shape, place them on the pre lined baking tray and brush a wash over the top of each shape. It really is that simple!

The wash is a really important step because it helps to give your bake that brown colouring and ensures you end up with crispy pastry. You can either use an ‘egg wash’, where you whisk an egg and gently rub this on the top of the hearts. Or a ‘milk wash’, in which you brush milk on top of the pastry shapes. Although they will both give the same results and is just a matter of which ingredients you prefer to use.

Let them cool and gently, with a sharp knife, cut them in half. I found that if you cut from the bottom, or ‘point’ of the heart, it helped it to keep its shape.

Nutella Cream Pastry Hearts

Nutella Cream Pastry Hearts

The hardest part of this is whipping the cream. I always struggle with getting it in that perfect spot, just before it’s over whipped. Whip it too much and too much air escapes causing it to become grainy and flat, not mixing it enough with leave it too runny. You want it to be thick and able to hold its own shape. I’m always a little over cautious and go super slow. I normally use an electric mixer and whisk on the lowest setting, checking it regularly to get the perfect spot.

Afterwards, just gently stir a good dollop of Nutella (you can add as much or as little as you like) through the whipped cream and place a spoonful in each pastry case. Then, top with fresh cut strawberries and place the top half of the pastry shape on top. Add a dusting icing sugar and you’ve just made the perfect little treat.

Best to store any leftovers in the fridge. If you have any cream left over, this can also be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

Nutella Cream Pastry Hearts

Nutella Cream Pastry Hearts

Serves: 5 Hearts Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • Pre Made Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 1 teaspoon Milk
  • 200ml Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Nutella - More or less to taste
  • Fresh Strawberries - Sliced
  • Icing Sugar - For Dusting

Instructions

  • Remove the pre made pastry from the fridge and leave to sit for roughly 10 minutes, meanwhile preheat your oven to 180*c Fan Oven/200*c/400*f/Gas Mark 6
  • Remove the pastry from the packaging and cut out your shapes. Place this directly onto a pre lined baking tray
  • Using a pastry brush, 'brush' a light layer of milk on to the pastry hearts
  • Place in the oven for roughly 20 minutes, or until risen and a nice golden brown
  • Once removed from the oven, allow them to fully cool down
  • Whilst waiting for the pastry to cool, start to whip the cream. Place the whipping cream into a bowl and, using an electric mixer, slowly whisk until the cream can hold its own shape
  • Add the tablespoon of Nutella to the whipped cream and gently mix together
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the hearts in half lengthways to create a 'sandwich'. I found it easier to cut from the point of the heart
  • Add a spoonful of the Nutella whipped cream mixture to the bottom half of the pastry heart and top with sliced strawberries
  • Place the top half of the pastry heart on top, creating a sandwich effect
  • Sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar and enjoy!
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