Valentine’s Day often means bouquets of beautiful flowers and luscious boxes of chocolate. What about combining the two?! With a store-bought pie crust, you can easily make these simple and beautiful pasty flowers filled with rich, dark chocolate and topped with sweet raspberry jelly for Valentine’s Day. Folks will think you went to a fancy French patisserie when they are actually very easy to make at home. Check it out!
Store-Bought Pie Crust
I love the rich, buttery taste of homemade pie crust like the one I made with Martha Stewart for my Double Chocolate Chess Pie, but let’s face it — unrolling a box of store-bought pie crust is pretty darn easy. (You can watch the video of that Chess Pie segment here.)
The best part about these Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pastry Flowers for Valentine’s Day is that they are super simple and a showstopper! The pie crust is filled with smooth and creamy rich, bittersweet chocolate that melts in the hot oven, topped with cane sugar that becomes crunchy and crispy as it bakes, dusted with confectioners sugar that simply melts in your mouth, and then garnished with bursts of sweet-tart raspberry jelly. It’s pie crust pastry perfection.
Martha, Martha, Martha
Speaking of Martha — you can eyeball things and be more freeform when making these Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pastry Flowers, but it is more precise if you pull out your kitchen ruler. There’s no need to be too uptight about measurements! Just remember the goal is to create one square then cut that square into four smaller squares. I am certain you are going to love these Valentine’s Day treats.
How-To Make Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pastry Flowers Video
There are a series of how-to photos in the recipe below and there’s a step-by-step video on my YouTube channel showing you how to make my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pastry Flowers. I am absolutely in love with them! I hope you and your sweeties enjoy them for Valentine’s Day, too.
Bon Appétit, Y’all
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