Are you looking for a tasty, fun-to-make Valentine’s Day treat? Well, I may have found the perfect recipe for you. Pastry Hearts are made by spreading jelly on pastry dough, rolling into a log, slicing, and then shaping into hearts. The process of squeezing and pressing the dough to create the hearts was fun and felt a bit like playing with play dough.
Here’s the original recipe:
Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
pie pastry for a 1-shell pie (or use scraps of pastry dough left-over after making a pie crust)
1 egg white
red-colored jelly – red raspberry, cherry, etc. (I used red current jelly, but if I made this recipe again, I’d select a redder jelly.)
Preheat oven to 425° F. Roll pie pastry into a rectangle 1/8 inch thick. Thinly spread with jelly. Starting at the narrow end, firmly roll into a log-shape. Cut into 1/4 inch slices.
Place slices on a greased cookie sheet. Shape into hearts by pulling into a point at one end, and pressing in at the other end. Use a paper towel to dab away any excess jelly. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for approximately 10 -15 minutes (or until lightly browned).
37 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Pastry Hearts”
I’ve always adored cinnamon-sugar pastry scraps. This clearly is a variation worth trying!
I think that you’d like this recipe.
This is delightful. I’ve never seen anything like these hearts and love how easy they are to make. Might need to make them this week… say on Thursday?
Thursday would be the perfect time. 🙂
I wish I had one or two right now to go with morning coffee.
They’d be perfect with coffee.
Very timely! ❤️
This is wonderful. It so simple. The hearts are charming. I bet they tastes really good. 😀
They didn’t last very long around my house. 🙂
That’s a great twist on how to use left over pie crust,I always did cinnamon and sugar. I’ll have to give this a try. Might even do a few with cinnamon and sugar shaped to hearts then color the icing to red to drizzle over top.
mmm. . . Your tweaks sound absolutely wonderful, and they’d be really pretty with the red icing.
What a lovely idea! Making Valentine pastry hearts sounds easy and quick.
Yes – these are easy and quick to make. Sometimes I’m amazed by the really practical, simple recipes that I find in old cookbooks.
Some of today’s recipes are a bit over the top. They always seem to require a trip to the supermarket for some exotic ingredient.
I agree – If a recipe calls for some unusual ingredient, I generally immediately decide that I don’t want to try that recipe. 🙂
No wonder you are so good at picking100-year-old recipes to share! There aren’t many mystery ingredients. I’m still wondering about the taste of chocolate Jell-O from a previous post.
I tend to think that chocolate Jell-o wasn’t very tasty. Chocolate Jell-o hasn’t been available for a long time. I don’t think that it was around when I was a child.
I’m sure I would remember chocolate Jell-O if I’d had it as a child. There is a huge section in my head reserved for chocolate.
I am not a baker, but these seem easy enough so I might surprise friends on Thursday 🙂
You should give them a try. They are fun and easy to make.
These look terrific! I always made a crispy treat for my kids with the leftover pastry pieces, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and baked. Where has this been all my life? My kids would have loved this! I’ll be doing this for myself! 🙂
I had similar thoughts. This such a simple idea – and I can’t figure out why putting jelly on pastry scraps never caught on like cinnamon and sugar did.
Right! Coulda had a…not a V8 but a lovely jelly pastry! 🙂
Yum. I’ve always done this with cinnamon sugar, too, but this looks and sounds perfect for Valentines Day!
Sometimes I even just bake pastry scraps “naked” and they still seem to get eaten.
This reminds me of something my mom would do for us as children. Cinnamon sugar was our go to filling. Such great memories!
My mother also usually put cinnamon and sugar on pastry scraps.
Great way to use up leftover pastry as it was always making jam tarts for me growing up.
Jam tarts sounds really tasty, too.
Those do look tasty ,and so easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome – I think that you’d like them.
How clever these are! What is it about the old recipes that make simple so good! Thank you for sharing this!
Simple is often better!
How perfect for Valentine’s Day! Love the old recipe!
It’s nice to hear that you like the recipe.
They look lovely! Wish they were gluten-free though. 😦
I wonder if this would work with a gluten-free pie pastry.