Strawberry & Nutella Pastry
Author: Melissa
Ingredients
  • 1 pint strawberries (you could also use 16 oz frozen strawberries, thawed)
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 puff pastry shells (or ½ sheet of puff pastry dough – both available from Pepperidge Farm)
  • 4 oz Mascarpone Cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. Nutella
Instructions
  1. Halve the strawberries and add to a small saucepan with the sugar; cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until the berries start to break down and a nice syrup forms (you do not need to add any water).
  2. Reserve two whole strawberries for garnish.
  3. Cook the pastry shells according to the package instructions; I baked mine at 400 degrees instead of 450 and they turned out great.
  4. In a small bowl, use a mixer to whip the mascarpone and nutella until smooth and combined.
  5. To assemble: spoon some of the strawberry reduction onto a plate and add the pastry shell on top.
  6. Add 2-3 Tbsp. of the mascarpone and nutella mixture into the pastry cavity and top with more strawberry reduction, if desired.
  7. Garnish with a whole strawberry.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe by Cucina Mia at http://www.cucinamiablog.com/strawberry-nutella-pastry/