Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays - Sweet Pocket Pies






Aren't they beautiful? Everything you plan, make, and nurture with love is perfect, even if nobody else thinks so. Take a moment today to enjoy the ones you love and make sure to remember that it shouldn't be the only day you recognize how much they mean to you.

You may be wondering why I chose to make a handheld pie [aka my version of a Pop Tart] for Valentine's Day. The answer: there is something so comforting about a warm, flaky crust filled with a rich, gooey filling that screams love. Also, I love puff pastry and to not recognize it today would just be preposterous. What? Food love is a thing!

I hope this recipe fills your homes, hearts, and days with love love love!


Ingredients:
> 1 package puff pastry (I used Pepperidge Farm)
> Cherry preserves
> Strawberry preserves
> Nutella
> Egg, for the wash
> Flour, for dusting

Instructions:
> Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
> Take frozen puff pastry sheets out of the freezer approx. 30 minutes prior to use.
> Unroll pastry sheets onto flour-dusted parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
> Using a pizza cutter, cut each sheet to end up with six rectangular pieces (there will be 12 total).
> Separate each rectangle to leave one inch of space between each piece.
> Spoon desired filling into center of rectangle, leaving half an inch of border space.
> Crack one egg into a bowl and, using a pastry brush, brush the edges of the rectangle with the egg mixture. This will help the top piece stick to the bottom.
> Cover the filled bottom rectangle with the corresponding empty sheet of pastry and press down on the edges with the tines of a fork to create a seal. Hint: I dipped my fork into flour before pressing to avoid a sticky situation.
> Poke holes to let steam out while cooking.
> Brush tops of covered pastries with egg wash for optimal browning.
> Pop into the oven for approx. 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
> Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack until serving.

 




Enjoy!

I also want to share one of my favorite love quotes, even though The Notebook is the ultimate cheese-fest, this little love letter never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul 
and makes us reach for more, 
that plants a fire in our hearts 
and brings peace to our minds. 
That's what I hope to give to you forever. 

Happy Valentine's Day! Xoxo

3 comments:

  1. How lovely!! :) <3...these look simply scrumptious can't wait to make my own. Very sweet love letter as well.

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  2. these look so divine - i can't wait to make them for a treat this weekend

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  3. Mmmm!! These look fantastically delicious!! Must try them. xx

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Merci beaucoup!

 
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