Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chocolate Pastry Purses

This easy recipe, which uses puff pastry and chocolate morsels, can be created in a matter of minutes. I found it in a magazine ad for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets. I adapted it somewhat to suit my taste. It calls for semisweet morsels and pecans, but I combined semisweet morsels, milk chocolate morsels, pecans, and Heath Toffee Bits. Just use whatever sounds good to you. It is very versatile. This is a great dessert to serve to dinner guests! You can assemble them ahead of time and then bake them while your coffee is brewing.

Chocolate Pastry Purses

1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Frozen Puff Pastry
chocolate morsels (milk chocolate, semisweet, or both)
Heath Toffee Bits, if desired
chopped pecans
confectioners sugar

-Thaw pastry for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425.
-On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry to a 12" inch square. Cut into four 6-inch squares.
-In the center of each square, place about 1/4 cup morsels and about 1 tbsp pecans.
-Bring the pastry corners together just above the chocolate. Then twist and turn. Fan out the corners.
-Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
-Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and serve warm.

Roll pastry out on a floured surface:

Cut into squares:

Place filling ingredients on top of each square:

Bring pastry corners together and twist and turn:

Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown:

Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and serve warm:

This would also be fabulous with a fruit filling.


Carrie said...

Those look easy to make!! I imagine they would be delicious with fruit.... the chocolate and heath bits does sound heavenly.

Vickie said...

Thanks Carrie!

Anonymous said...

MaKenzie and I were shopping at Barnes and Noble last weekend and we stopped in at the coffee shop there. They had a version of these and MaKenzie commented on how "cute" they were and how they looked like little purses. I would have never imagined that they are that easy to make! Thank you for posting this. It will be such a surprise when I make them!

Dianne ;-)

Haley said...

How cute! I love the addition of heath bar. Yum!

I actually made puff pastry today too, but filled mine with vanilla bean pastry cream

Rosie said...

I wonder what drizzled chocolate across them would be like? Also, putting a fruit puree underneath them--that would be lovely for me!

Vickie said...

You're welcome, Dianne.

Hi Haley, Vanilla bean pastry cream sounds pretty amazing.

Rosie, The drizzled chocolate and the fruit puree (maybe raspberry?) sound yummy. I need to try that next time.

Thanks for the suggestions!