Pastry heart

Pastry heart
Type Pastry
Place of origin United States
Region or state Buffalo, New York
Main ingredients Puff pastry, white sugar icing
Cookbook: Pastry heart  Media: Pastry heart

A pastry heart is a regional dessert item found in the Western New York area, with Buffalo[1][2] credited as the place it was first created.[3]

The pastry heart is a heart shaped flaky puff pastry, similar to a palmier or palm leaves pastry, that is usually topped with a white sugar icing that has a hard shell but is soft on the inside.[1][4]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Pastry Hearts Fill Us With Joy and Suspicious Sugar Paste". Buffalo January 1, 2008. Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
  2. Nyhuis, Philip (Summer 1999). "Balistreri's: Making Bread the old fashioned way". Archives Summer 1999. Buffalo Spree Magazine. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  3. Krawczyk, Emeri (2017-02-07). "Is Buffalo home of the pastry heart?". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  4. "Palmier". Food Dictionary. Epicurious. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
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