Cherry and Chocolate Pastry Hearts
All it takes is 4 ingredients to show someone how much you care with these heart-shaped dessert stacks.
1/2 of a 17 1/4-ounce package frozen puff
pastry (1 sheet), thawed
3/4 cup cherry pie filling
8 teaspoons fudge
2 tablespoons chopped nuts
On a lightly floured surface, unfold thawed pastry. Using a 3 1/2- to 4-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut pastry into shapes, discarding pastry scraps or reserving for another use. Place pastry hearts on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool on racks.
Split hearts horizontally; fill each with some of the pie filling. Place hearts on dessert plates. Drizzle with fudge topping;* sprinkle with nuts. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.
Note: Heat fudge topping if too thick to drizzle.
Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare pastry hearts; cool. Place in airtight freezer container; place crumbled paper towels around hearts to prevent breaking. Seal, label, and freeze up to 2 weeks. Thaw at room temperature before serving.