Heart-shaped puff pastry packages

Before all the sweets arrive for Valentine's day, its awesome to also have a hearty snack in style! Heart-shaped puff pastry packages are exactly that, mmm!

40 minutes 2 people Snacks
Heart-shaped puff pastry packages


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  • 4 puff pastry sheets (squares)
  • 100 gram minced meat
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice of half a lime
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 egg
  • a small handful of grated Gouda cheese
  • a little bit of all-purpose flour
  • optional: a small handful of kidney beans
  • optional: dipping sauce of your choice
Heart-shaped puff pastry packages ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • medium-sized skillet
  • rolling-pin
  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • fork
  • small bowl
  • silicone kitchen brush
  • Oven


40 minutes 2 people Snacks

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

REMOVE the bell peppers seeds and chop the bell peppers in cubes as fine as you can otherwise, they won't fit in the small heart-shaped puff pastry packages. The same goes for the rest of the ingredients!

If you prefer, you can add a few kidney beans for extra flavour. Simply roughly chop them. Finely chop the garlic clove and spring onions. HEAT olive oil in the medium-sized skillet.

Saute the chopped bell peppers and garlic for 2 minutes. Add the minced meat and try to remove all the lumps. After another 3 to 4 minutes, add the tomato paste and saute a few minutes more.

Season with pepper and salt. Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped spring onions, juice of half a lime and kidney beans. Let the filling cool off. PRE-HEAT the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Baking the heart-shaped puff pastry packages -- 30 minutes

Lightly DUST your work surface with flour and place the puff pastry squares on top. Also, dust a bit of flour on top of the pastry to prevent the rolling-pin from sticking.

Now lightly roll out the puff pastry so you'll end up with a less thick rectangle instead of a square. Repeat for the other sheets. Now get your heart-shaped cutter and cut out as much hearts as possible.

Or any other shape you prefer of course. DIVIDE a little bit of the (cooled off) filling onto half of the hearts. Use a bit of water to stick a second heart on top of the filling, use a fork to close the hearts all around.

Use the fork again to beat the egg and then use a silicone kitchen brush to coat the puff pastry packages. Finish them off by adding a bit of grated cheese on top.

BAKE the pastries golden brown in about 20 minutes. Serve with dipping sauce if you like. Enjoy!

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