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Berry Cream Cheese Pastries

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16-32 small pastries. 1x

Description

Celebrate the “red, white and blue” with these adorable little pastries! Made easy with puff pastry, these little desserts are fun to customize and your friends and family will LOVE them!


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Ingredients

  • 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (or more)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 23 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lay out thawed puff pastry on a floured surface, and gently using a rolling pin to even out the creases. Use a pizza cutter or a large knife to cut the pastry into your desired shapes. (I made about 16 squares with one sheet, and 6 rectangles with the other sheet, but you can also use cookie cutters or cut different sized shapes.) Lay out the cut pastry dough on a baking sheet or two. Then use a fork to then poke numerous holes into the middle of each piece, to minimize inflation.
  3. Bake pastry according to package directions until it is puffed and very lightly golden, about 12-15 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  4. While pastry is baking, use a blender or food processor to puree strawberries and sugar. Transfer mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes until reduced and thickened. Remove from heat.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together (or use an electric mixer to combine) the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar on medium-high speed until smooth. Add more powdered sugar if you would like a thicker cream cheese spread.
  6. Assemble the pastries by topping the cooked puff pastries with the cream cheese spread, then layer with the drizzled strawberry mixture and blueberries. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to a few days.

Notes

Feel free to substitute in cherries or raspberries for the red fruit drizzle!