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

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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!


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

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Puff Pastry Shells Waffles with Nutella and Fruit Recipe

Defrost the shells up to 24 hours in fridge, prior to baking in the waffle iron.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
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  • 1 10 oz. box Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells, 6, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • Fresh fruit, slices (strawberries)


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