Wow Your Valentine With These Chocolate Pear Roses

Impress your valentine with these easy to make fruit flowers using chocolate, pears, jam and puff pastry.

Impress your valentine with these easy to make Chocolate Pear Roses using puff pastry. @tspbasil @healthyaperture

After seeing these Apple Roses go viral a few months back, I knew I wanted to try the recipe despite honestly thinking they would turn into a typical Pinterest Fail for me. (Like these Hot Cross Bunny Buns I made for Easter one year that ended up looking more like possessed Hello Kitty rolls.)

Impress you love with these pear treats made with puffy pastry and chocolate. #valentinesrecipes #pears #edibleflowers #valentinesgifts #valentinesdessert #valentine #recipe

So, I was pleasantly surprised when they turned out to be fairly easy to make (I ended up using this recipe for Honeycrisp Apple Roses from Emily @ Zen & Spice) and actually looked like – gasp!- flowers when they came out of the oven. 

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Impress your valentine with these easy to make Chocolate Pear Roses using puff pastry. @tspbasil @healthyaperture

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought I’d attempt a pear and chocolate version that would in turn, massively impress your Valentine but without having you spend hours in the kitchen. 

Now, obviously puff pastry isn’t the most nutritious thing out there but each serving is only 1/8th of an entire sheet plus the rest of the treat is made up of fresh fruit, a scant few teaspoons of jam and a drizzle of dark chocolate. A tad bit better for you than that entire box of truffles. #Justsayin.

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Chocolate Pear Roses

Impress your valentine with these easy to make Chocolate Pear Roses using puff pastry. @tspbasil @healthyaperture

Impress your valentine with these easy to make fruit flowers using chocolate, pears, jam and puff pastry.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Yield: 8 roses 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 pears, cored and cut into halves
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam or preserves
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Slice pear halves very thinly with a mandoline or a paring knife. Place pear slices in a microwave-proof bowl and cover with water. Place on high in microwave for 3 minutes to soften pear slices. Remove and drain. Pat pear slices dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Roll puff pastry out into approximately 14 x 14-inch square. Cut lengthwise into 8 even stripes.
  4. Whisk jam with 1 tablespoon of water to thin out. For each rose, brush strip with jam. Lay pear slices on strip about one-third of the way down so half of the slice is peeking out the top. Slightly overlap each slice. Fold up the long side of the pastry strip about halfway to help seal in the pear “petals.” Carefully roll from the short end to the other short end and seal the edge. Place “rose” in muffin pan that’s been coated with cooking spray. Repeat until you have 8 roses.
  5. Bake for about 15 -20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Remove pastries from pan and place on cooling rack.
  6. Break up dark chocolate into small pieces. Melt in pan over low heat or in the microwave. Drizzle over top of each rose. Cool slightly then serve.

And some more Valentine’s Day DIY Treats that will also impress:
Cheese Lover’s Valentine

If your sweetie loves cheese as much as chocolate, impress him or her with this Cheese Lover's Valentine! @tspbasil
Forgotten Kiss Cookies (dyed pink naturally with blood orange juice!) 

The perfect, no fuss last minute Valentine's Day treat - naturally dyed pink with blood orange juice.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cookies (with secret ingredient) 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cookies | Teaspoonofspice.com

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