Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants) Recipe
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Raspberry Pain au Chocolat
These raspberry chocolate croissants are elegant and delicious! See more
  • READY IN 38 mins

Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants)

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"Flaky puff pastry is filled with chocolate-hazelnut spread and all-fruit raspberry spread in this delectable treat. I concocted this on a whim one afternoon, and after one bite, I knew it was one for the books! Simple, elegant, and delicious."

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Original recipe makes 18 pastries Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    18 mins
  • READY IN

    38 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Unfold the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Cut each one into thirds along the fold lines. Roll each strip of dough out to about 16 inches long, and cut strips into thirds.
  3. Spread some of the hazelnut spread onto one half of each rectangle to within 1/2 inch of the edge. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of the raspberry jam over the hazelnut spread. Brush the edges with egg, and fold over the other side to enclose the filling. Press the edges firmly to seal. Repeat with the remaining rectangles. Use a sharp knife to cut 5 slits across the top of each pastry, and place them on baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool on racks. Dust with confectioners' sugar when cooled if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 23, 2007

I made these for a few friends, and they all raved about it. To really simplify this recipe, use packaged, refrigerated crescent rolls. They come preshaped and precut, so the only thing to do is roll them out and pull them apart. Spread the topping on, and roll. I also warmed the hazelnut spread for a few seconds in the microwave to make it easier to spread. Total prep time was no more than 10 minutes this way, and cooking time was 8-12 minutes (as per directions for crescent rolls). Very fast, very easy, and great results.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2008

Loved the Nutella and raspberry jam, but felt the puff pastry overwhelmed the filling. This site has a recipe for crepes with Nutella and bananas, garnished with whipped cream and strawberries. I think I'll try that with some of the remaining Nutella.

 
Aug 17, 2007

These were great. Everyone loved them. They are NOT difficult, so please don't be discouraged! Some tips: flour your countertop and pin when you roll out the pastry. Lay down one third of your sheet at a time so the others don't get in the way. Don't be concerned about exact measurements: just lengthen and widen the pastry with a few strokes of your pin, keeping it in a general rectangular shape. Don't bother to measure the Nutella, you can eyeball it. Less is more here; you want it to be a hint of flavor, you don't want people to say "Mmm, Nutella and raspberry jam!" Spread the Nutella quickly, as it dries out after several strokes and becomes more difficult to spread. It doesn't have to be pretty; nobody can see the inside. If you go all the way to the edge, no worries. The jam measurement seems to be just right for the size pastry. When you fold em up, crimp the edges with a fork; if filling squeezes out, oh well. A few strokes of egg wash along the top and sides. Make sure you use parchment paper as the filling may overflow in the oven and be a huge pain to scrape off the sheet. And voila! Quick, easy, delicious... this pastry will impress, and you don't have to let on how painless it was.

 
Jun 11, 2007

Wow! So simple and yet so elegant and delicious! I used a mixed berry all-fruit and 2 squares of Hershey milk chocolate as suggested in a review--great idea and a lot easier than spreading Nutella or investing in a whole jar. I think one person above didn't realize to cut pastry rectangle in thirds across, not lengthwise! So before adding filling, pastry size will be about 5 & 1/2"x 3 & 1/2"

 
Oct 11, 2006

I made this and just put four or five squares of Hershey's Chocolate Bars in and prepared them according to the instructions. FABULOUS! Better than you can get at some coffee shops. If you have leftovers they reheat well in the microwave and have with a cold glass of milk.

 
May 18, 2011

These little gems were loved by all. I was in a huge hurry and wanted smaller/mini pastries so I just cut along the fold lines in the pastry and then divided each of the three strips into four equal squares. I dropped 1 teaspoon of seedless red raspberry jam and 1/2 teaspoon of nutella near the edge of one of the shorter sides and rolled them up tight. Place them seam side down on parchment and pushed them down a little to make sure they stayed rolled up. These are so fast and easy with yummy results. I will use this recipe often. Thanks for sharing!

 
Nov 11, 2008

im not so sure about this recipe. you have to be quite precise to get it right and i took my time. after rolling out the pastry, mine wasnt perfectly square anymore. then you cut it into nine pieces, which turn out to be quite small, and if they are not perfectly square, then the edges don't come together well when folded. i used just a little bit of the egg on the edges, but it made the it goey and hard to stick together. when cooking i had blow outs, which isnt too bad, but the blow out of jam burns to the bottom of the pastry. also, my vent slits all melded together so it just looked like it had lines in the dough rather than slits. the taste was pretty good. I think i may put an entire layer of neutella and jam on an entire pastry, roll it up, chill it for an hour to firm the dough, and then cut it into 1/2 rolls. that way you only have two big edges to worry about instead of 9*4 little edges. With less edges, you get more filling per bite. Also, you can roll it up, wrap the rolled dough around to form a breakfast ring, seal the two edges, and cut vents about half way down so that the servings are easy to separate. lots of potential and what is not great with neutella? will try variations and get back to you. i wonder if neutella, raspberry and cream cheese would be good.

 
Mar 06, 2006

incredibly delicious and wonderfully simple! i changed the recipe by making a thick, homemade raspberry coulis rather than use the jam, and this dessert sang!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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