Pastry heart
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateBuffalo, New York
Main ingredientsPuff pastry, white sugar icing

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. ^ a b "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.