Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella and Fruit

It may be hard to imagine puff pastry any better than it already is, but opening a waffle lid to hot piping puff pastry waffles–perfectly crisp and golden brown–and then creating Puff Pastry Shells Waffles with Nutella and Fruit, is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or a Sunday Brunch!

Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella and Fruit

The intoxicating scent of waffles baking is almost too much to bear. And when you add chocolate and fruit on top, it’s heaven!

Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella and Fruit

I’m partnering with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry for the next couple of months to create recipes for my readers, and also invite one reader to join me on a trip to the Pepperidge Farm® Innovation Center in Norwalk, CT by sharing your own idea of creating something delicious with Puff Pastry! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for more information, and to see who my winner was from January!

Puff Pastry Shells

This recipe today is one of the easiest, classiest desserts you can make for a brunch. The Puff Pastry Shells are so easy to work with. They come 6 in a pack, and you defrost them in the fridge for a couple of days before using. Break them apart, place on your steaming hot waffle iron, “cut” lines facing up, and shut the lid to bake.

It’s really that easy. This gives you a few minutes to set up your platter with Nutella and fresh fruit, so when the waffles come out of the baker, they’re hot and ready to serve!

Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella and Fruit

The shells are the perfect size for one portion per guest, so one package serves 6. In a matter of minutes you could bake 2 packages for a decadent dessert for 12 guests.

Why do I like using Puff Pastry’s shells for a quick waffle fix? Because the dough is already made, and the pastry comes out fluffy and flakey.

For entertaining, you’re sure to have the perfect dessert in a matter of minutes.

Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella and Fruit
You can either display them for guests to assemble, or pre-assembly the treats so they’re ready for eating!

Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella and Fruit

As for the treats themselves, this recipe today is perfect for any brunch, any season of the year, and perfect this week for a Valentine’s Day treat for your family.

I love showing love to my family and friends through food.

Love and fresh fruit and chocolate and puff pastry are a perfect match made in heaven!

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My TOP PICK winner from the last Puff Pastry recipe I shared, Rebecca, from Foodie with Family

Puff Pastry winner

Congrats to Rebecca! Now it’s your turn to comment and share YOUR own original Puff Pastry recipe/idea and/or twist on an existing dish using Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry, for a chance to win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm Headquarters!

What ideas do you have to share for Valentine’s Day treat or a brunch?

Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella and Fruit

Puff Pastry Shells Waffles with Nutella and Fruit Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Defrost the shells up to 24 hours in fridge, prior to baking in the waffle iron.

Ingredients:

  • 1 10 oz. box Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells (6), defrosted
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • Fresh fruit, slices (strawberries)

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron to as hot as it can get.
  2. Break apart the shells and place 3 on the waffle iron (or 4, if you have a very large baker).
  3. Bake until golden brown. Remove from the baker.
  4. Spread Nutella on top, while still warm.
  5. Garnish with fresh sliced fruit and serve.

Disclosure: I am working with Pepperidge Farm over the next few months to create recipes using their Puff Pastry products as part of their “Puff is the Spark” panel. I use this product regularly in my kitchen, and as always; all opinions shared are my own.

Looking for more Puff Pastry ideas for Valentine’s Day?
Peanut Butter Mousse Cups from Recipe Girl
Strawberry Cream Puffs from Glorious Treats
Mini Chocolate Pastry Donuts from Pizzazzerie

   

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16 Responses to “Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella and Fruit”

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 11, 2014 @ 7:46 am

    Love it! The first recipe I ever created for Pepperidge Farm wayyyy back in 2009, I used the waffle iron to make some Puff Pastry Caramelized Apple Treats. Such a fun idea. These are PERFECT for Valentine’s Day. So easy!!!

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — February 11, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    What a fun idea!!! These look so delicious!!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — February 11, 2014 @ 11:47 am

    OMG! I’m loving these waffle pastry shells. So fun! I would fill them with a little sweet potato and bacon hash, top with a fried egg, and garnish with chives for a Valentine’s Day brunch.

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    rachel — February 11, 2014 @ 7:49 pm

    Okay – I JUST today made my kids nutella and strawberry fruit pizzas with pastry! We’re so on the same page ;-)

    I think it would be fun to combine jalapenos and and barbecue sauce with chicken and veggies to make mini pot pies and then top them with an avocado, black pepper ranch sauce topping. YUM!

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — February 11, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    Hooray!!! I’m so excited that you liked my idea! And these puff pastry waffles with nutella and fruit look INCREDIBLE!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — February 11, 2014 @ 8:38 pm

    Sandy you are full of amazing ideas lately. I’m totally doing the frozen cookie dough thing and these will be made Valentine’s. My boys have a basketball game late afternoon so these will be a cinch to throw together!!

    I love filling squares of puff pastry with apples, almond paste, sour cream, cinnamon and sugar. I fold over the tops and add whipped cream or ice cream. They are so amazing looking with such little work.

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    Sheila @Eat2gather — February 11, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

    Because I am so anxious for summer to be here I would make simple little strawberry tarts with a dollop of real whipped cream on top!

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    Sheila @Eat2gather — February 11, 2014 @ 10:34 pm

    Oh I bet asian chicken filling for lettuce wraps would be amazing in the little cups topped off with chopped peanuts and scallions!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — February 11, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    These look awesome, Sandy! Can’t beat the combination of Nutella, fruit and puff pastry!

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    Angie — February 12, 2014 @ 9:07 am

    What a fun idea! I love the combination of berries and nutella!

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    JulieD — February 12, 2014 @ 8:32 pm

    This is so cute, I love this so much, Sandy!!!

    For Valentine’s Day…I would to love use the puff pastry waffle shells and fill them with a cheesecake filling and top them with white chocolate and milk chocolate dipped strawberries!

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    Elaine Parisi — February 15, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    I first fell in love with Nutella while in France where street vendors just brushed it on crepes. Great idea for Puff Pastry. Can’t wait to try it.

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    Shaina — February 21, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    These are so creative. I love that you baked them in the waffle iron. I would make Caesar salad bites with these by brushing them with a bit of water before baking and then sprinkling with grated parmesan so they are a bit like a crouton. Then I would fill them with Caesar-dressed romaine and top with a halved cherry tomato or two.

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