Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut and Strawberry Pop Pastries

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut and Strawberry Pop Pastries

Treat your family this Valentine’s Day!

This recipe is decadent, delicious and equally at home as a family breakfast or dessert. Be sure to stock up on Hiland Dairy Orange Juice to complement this dish on Valentine’s Day morning. Print your online coupon for Orange Juice now (available until March 1, 2015).

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut and Strawberry Pop Pastries

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut and Strawberry Pop Pastries Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 package pre-made pie crust (2 crusts)
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 2 tablespoons Hiland Dairy Milk
  • 4 strawberries, stemmed and halved

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat lightly with nonstick spray.

Unroll both rounds of pie dough onto a lightly floured work surface and place one on top of the other. Using a pizza wheel or a chef’s knife, cut the rounds into 8 wedge-shaped pieces (for a total of 16 wedge-shaped pieces). Arrange wedges on a work surface.

Evenly spread the chocolate hazelnut spread onto eight of the wedges, leaving a ½-inch margin around the sides. Spread strawberry jam evenly over hazelnut spread, carefully leaving the ½-inch margin around the sides.

Arrange the eight wedges on the prepared baking sheet and brush the edges with some of the milk. Using a small heart-shaped cutter, cut a heart out of each of the remaining eight pastry wedges (discard the hearts) and arrange on top of the jam-filled wedges. Press the edges with the tines of a fork to seal.

Brush the tops of the pastries with additional milk and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown. Let the tarts cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Before serving, slice the strawberries in half from top to bottom to form heart shapes. Place a strawberry slice in each heart cut-out.

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-Image and recipe courtesy of Milk Life

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