Puff Pastry Pockets

Puff pastry pockets 2

Puff pastry pockets 3 (2)

Puff pastry is one of my favorite ingredients not only to cook with, but also to eat. It is very versatile and it can be baked using savory or sweet ingredients, or a combination of both. Making puff pastry pockets is an excellent way to have delicious snacks handy, and are an even easier to-go snack for when you are running late to work in the morning. They can even be baked into a personal, quick and easy dinner. The crisp, flaky, exterior of the shell adds a bit of a crunch when bitten down to the soft, filled center for an explosive combination of flavor. I baked two batches for mine, one with Nutella, and one with cherry preserves and chocolate chips. The gooeyness of the filling in both made me want to keep eating, but I knew i had to stop so that I could leave some for others. Try yours today!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 package of puff pastry, thawed

1 egg

1 cup of Nutella or any other filling such as fruit preserves or fresh fruit and chocolate chips

Powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with wax paper. In a small bowl, beat the egg
  • Sprinkle flour on a clean surface where you will be working
  • Fold out the puff pastry sheet and cut into even 4” pieces
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop the Nutella or your filling choice in the center of the pastry sheet
  • Brush some of the egg mixture around the edges of the pastry sheet
  • Fold the sheet over and crimp down with a fork so that it is properly sealed. Place it on the baking sheet. Repeat the process until all the puff pastry is filled
  • Lightly brush some more egg mixture over the pockets. Sprinkle with powdered sugar
  • Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Take out and let cool
  • Enjoy!
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