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Heart Shaped Strawberry Puffs

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The strawberry enters yet again for another fabulous Valentines treat.  This time it is accompanied by puff pastry along with a delectable pastry cream and some chocolate ganache. These heart shaped strawberry puffs look like you took a lot of time to make it but it really is quite simple. You can even make the pastry cream and cook the heart puffs ahead of time.

Can I just tell you how decadent this pastry cream is!!!!!! I can seriously eat this just buy the spoonful. To me, it is the star of this dish. And it is whipped together in no time by using a package of white chocolate instant pudding along with some cream and milk.

Heart Shaped Strawberry Puffs | realmomkitchen.com

This pastry cream is awesome to use for so many other things too! Use it as a filling for pies, cream puffs, eclairs, crepes, etc. It is simple divine.

I used this Wilton heart cookie cutter to cut the hearts out but then used a knife to cut a deeper V in the top of the heart. If you don’t want to use the heart shape cookie cutter, then you can just cut each sheet into 9 squares instead.

Heart Shaped Strawberry Puffs | realmomkitchen.com

Heart Shaped Strawberry Puffs | realmomkitchen.com

Heart Shaped Strawberry Puffs

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  • 1 17.3 oz box puff pastry sheets, thawed according to pkg directions
  • 1 3.4-3.56 oz pkg white chocolate instant pudding (I used Hershey's)
  • 1 ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 cup slices strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Unfold pastry sheets and cut 4 hearts out of each sheet using a cookie cutter or a paring knife.
  • Place heart shapes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees fro 10-12 minutes until golden. remove from oven and cool completely.
  • In a bowl whip together pudding mix with 1 1/4 cup cream and 3/4 cup milk for 2 minutes and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • When ready to serve, place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10 section intervals stirring after each one until chocolate is melted and combined with the cream.
  • To serve, slice puff hearts in half, top the bottom half with a spoonful of cream followed by some strawberry slices. Top with top half of heart puff and drizzles with the melted chocolate. Makes 8 puffs.
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Recipe adapted from Kitchen Simplicity


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