raspberry-mascarpone pastries

May 21, 2012

in Bars & Bites

When you want to whip up a simple and scrumptious dessert, puff pastry is your friend. Keep a box in the freezer and you’ll always be prepared for a party, whether you decide to serve something sweet or savory. To celebrate a happy couple’s engagement, I made these heart-shaped raspberry-Mascarpone pastries with just a few hours’ notice.

Each flaky puff pastry heart is filled with honey-Mascarpone and fresh raspberries; this is a basic recipe open to interpretation, so use whatever berry you love best. No matter what spin you put on these pastries, your creation will impress and only you’ll know how effortless the assembly was!

Raspberry-Mascarpone Pastries
1 package (17.3 oz) puff pastry sheets, thawed
8 ounces Mascarpone, softened at room temperature
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unfold pastry on a cutting board and use a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to cut out 24 hearts or rounds. Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet; use a fork to prick in several places. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden and puffed.

Remove pastries from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Combine Mascarpone, honey, and vanilla in a small bowl. Use a serrated knife to carefully cut pastries in half. Use an offset spatula to spread each half with about 1/2 teaspoon filling. Arrange raspberries on 24 halves, then sandwich with remaining halves, pressing gently.

Chill pastries in the fridge for 1 hour before serving. Store filled pastries in the refrigerator up to 2 days.

Yield – 24 pastries (serving size: 1)
Calories – 110
Carbs – 9

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34 Comments

1 Nami | Just One Cookbook May 21, 2012

How cute! Unfortunately for me, no matter if I have time or not, puff pastry is my only baking…pretty much. LOL. I love the honey-Mascarpone in the pastry along with fresh raspberries. Cute and delicious all in one. And not to mention it’s easy to prepare! Thanks for expanding my very limited baking talents. I’ve been collecting a lot of puff pastry recipes so I won’t get bored with the similar desserts. ;-)

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2 Suzanne May 21, 2012

Adorable little heart puffs. These would be perfect for a party or get together!

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3 Valerie May 21, 2012

I never though of cutting puff pastry into various shapes! (And what could possibly top the combination of Mascarpone, honey, and raspberries?) Such a simple, sweet dessert!

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4 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } May 21, 2012

I love the simplicity of this and the flavors are just perfect! Could be great for a tea party! Anything with puff pastry is a winner in my book. Have a great week.

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5 Jennifer May 21, 2012

These are adorable and completely worth trying out. I love the simplicity of the recipe and the cuteness!

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6 cassie May 21, 2012

Oh yes – puff pastry is just perfect for last-minute desserts. The raspberry and mascarpone combination sounds heavenly, Laura!

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7 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers May 21, 2012

Not only are they adorable but they should be delicious too! Mascarpone and raspberries are good together. Love your idea and your recipe!

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8 Charles May 22, 2012

Hi Laura, these look fantastic, and deliciously simple too (as long as one isn’t making the pastry from scratch!) – I’d definitely be sticking with raspberries… my favourite berry!

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9 Baker Street May 22, 2012

Holy yum! Not only do these look adorable, they are almost too pretty to eat. Love the heart shaped pastries combined with the luscious berries! Everything about this post is just beautiful!

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10 Lizzy (Good Things) May 22, 2012

Oh, what a lovely idea, Laura!

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11 the wicked noodle May 22, 2012

LOVE!! This is my perfect type of recipe: upscale flavors, gorgeous presentation yet so easy with just a few ingredients. What did I do before I had your wonderful blog to read?!!

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12 Tutti Dolci May 22, 2012

Thanks Kristy, that is so sweet! :)

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13 the wicked noodle May 22, 2012

I’m serious. I <3 you to pieces!

14 Soni May 22, 2012

What a great idea to use puff pastry!These look so so cute and delicious!I’m definitely going to try it!Thanks so much for sharing :)

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15 Deb May 22, 2012

What a compelling dessert! Easy yet bursting with seasonal flavor, just exceptional!

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16 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 22, 2012

Super cute, and super simple! Great idea of a quick dessert!

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17 Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) May 22, 2012

i love this! simple but oh so delicious filling, and i love that you cut the puff pastry into heart shapes! so cute!

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18 WeLoveChicken May 22, 2012

They look gorgeous and delicious! And so simple to make – the kind of recipe I love.

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19 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef May 22, 2012

These are adorable. I can’t wait to make them myself. How clever!

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20 Mary May 22, 2012

These really look scrumptious and I love how easy they are to make. This is my first visit here, so I’ve spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I’m really glad I did that. I like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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21 Susan May 22, 2012

Grazie, Laura!

What a great idea! For some reason, I think of puff pastry for savory stuff, so I will definitely try these! They’re beautiful.

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22 Patty May 22, 2012

Very pretty idea! I am a raspberry and heart lover so this is a simple recipe that I would make for a gift or a party in a flash!

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23 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings May 22, 2012

hello, cuteness! i love how simple this is, yet it’s something we don’t see ordinarily! i wanna bite into the hearts!

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24 Amy from Appetite for Discovery May 23, 2012

Effortless elegance! Beautiful little hearts of love. I am sure these went down a treat :)

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25 Asmita May 23, 2012

How adorable and delicious does this look. Would love to gobble them all.

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26 Jen @ Savory Simple May 23, 2012

These look absolutely delicious!!!

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27 Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin May 23, 2012

These are the prettiest little treats! Can you believe I have yet to cook with Mascarpone? I must change that this summer – it sounds too perfect with berries! :)

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28 Sandra's Easy Cooking May 23, 2012

I love this! What a adorable looking treats..My kids would be all over it!
I hope I can make them to be like that:)) Beautiful photos and tasty recipe!

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29 Liren May 23, 2012

I agree, puff pastry is a must! I have some defrosting right now, actually :) These are adorable!

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30 Magic of Spice May 24, 2012

These are so pretty and they look delicious! I love puff pastry…probably too much :)

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31 Deborah May 24, 2012

These are so cute – and I love how easy they are!!

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32 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) May 25, 2012

So simple but so beautiful and I can imagine how tasty! Frozen Puff pastry is a must-have in my kitchen. Love mascarpone, too.

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33 sara May 31, 2012

So cute!! What a great dessert, these are just lovely!

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34 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet January 23, 2013

So beautiful and simple Laura. I love love love these.

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