Nutella Pastry Puffs

Nutella Pastry Puffs, pastries on a plate

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yields: 12 pastry puffs
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
330 Calories
23g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 7g
Calcium 25mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy recipe for Nutella pastry puffs is sure to impress. Made from puff pastry, hazelnut-chocolate spread, and more hazelnuts, these freshly made pastries will be the hit of your next breakfast, brunch, or bash.

If you want to go to the trouble, you can make your own puff pastry from scratch but purchased frozen and thawed puff pastry will work great and it takes so much less time. 

The instructions, below, are based on using Pepperidge Farm's frozen puff pastry.


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Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400 F.

    Nutella Pastry Puffs recipe ingredients, puff pastry, Nutella, egg, water, sugar, hazelnuts

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  2. On a lightly floured board or countertop, lightly roll out the thawed pastry dough to about half its original thickness.

    rolling out puff pastry dough with a rolling pin on a wood board

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  3. Most frozen puff pastry comes as two sheets folded in thirds (like a letter). One of the thirds can be broken off and cut in half to form two pastries. Cut the other two-thirds of pastry perpendicular to the fold, into four sections.

    puff pastry dough cut into pieces on a wood board

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  4. On one-half of each piece, spread about 1 tablespoon hazelnut-chocolate spread, leaving a small edge on all sides. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of chopped hazelnuts on top.

    puff pastry dough square with Nutella and hazelnuts on top

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  5. In a small bowl, whisk together an egg and 1 tablespoon of water until well blended to create an egg wash.

    egg beaten with a fork in a small bowl

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  6. Brush the egg wash on the pastry's empty edges.

  7. Fold the second half of the pastry sheet over the filling and use your fingers or fork tines to pinch closed.

    puff pastry dough folded up around the filling and the edges pressed with a fork

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  8. Brush the tops of each pastry with the egg wash and sprinkle granulated sugar on top.

    Nutella Pastry Puffs brushed with egg wash and sprinkled with sugar

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  9. Make two slits with a sharp knife through the top layer of the pastry.

  10. Place on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper if you wish). Form the remaining pastries.

    Nutella Pastry Puffs on parchment paper on a baking sheet

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  11. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed.

    baked Nutella Pastry Puffs on parchment paper on a baking sheet

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  12. Serve warm and enjoy.

More Ways to Use Nutella and Puff Pastry 

If you like yeasted puff pastry (as for croissants and Danish pastries, etc.), see step-by-step instructions for easy Danish pastry dough.

Do You Know the Difference?

All but the filo dough mentioned below are known as laminated doughs because they consist of many thin layers of dough separated by butter produced by repeated folding and rolling. But which is which?

  • Puff Pastry: Made with flour, butter, water, and salt, this dough is achieved by rolling packets of butter between packets of dough many times by rolling and turning.

  • Blitz Puff Pastry: This faster version of traditional puff pastry also is made with just flour, butter, salt, and water. It is also known as rough puff pastry or flaky pastry. Some of the butter is incorporated into the dough meaningless rolling and turning is necessary.

  • Danish Dough: This coffee cake and sweet roll dough are made with puff pastry that is leavened with yeast.

  • Filo Dough: Although filo dough can be substituted for puff pastry in some recipes, the results will not be the same but still tasty. Filo is not a laminated dough like the others mentioned above. It is made with flour, water, and fat that is stretched to size rather than rolled.