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Sumptuous puff pastry delight with cream cheese and berries

Sumptuous puff pastry delight with cream cheese and berries

This delicious recipe transforms simple puff pastry into an exquisite treat by pairing it with a lush cream cheese filling and a vibrant blend of fresh berries. Perfect for both beginner bakers and seasoned baking enthusiasts, this dish offers a beautiful blend of textures and flavors, all wrapped in a flaky, golden crust.

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Why you'll love it:

This cream cheese and berry puff pastry is incredibly easy to make but looks incredibly sophisticated on any table. The creamy filling is perfectly complemented by the sweet and tangy berry compote, making each bite a perfectly balanced taste experience. Plus, using fresh berries adds a burst of freshness that is simply irresistible.

Perfect occasion:

Ideal for brunches, snacks or as a sweet end to a family dinner, these pastries fit perfectly into any gathering. They are also perfect as a treat for special occasions like Mother's Day, Easter or even as a cozy weekend treat that makes any ordinary day a little more special.

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Decorating Tips:

For a visually stunning presentation, arrange the pastries on a vintage platter and garnish with mint leaves. A light dusting of powdered sugar not only adds sweetness but also enhances their visual appeal. Serve with a pot of freshly brewed tea or a glass of chilled prosecco to enhance the whole experience.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of water for gilding
  • 1 1/4 cup mixed berries, such as strawberries and blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of water

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Allow the puff pastry to defrost according to the package directions.
  3. In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  4. Cut the thawed dough into six squares and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Carefully draw a border around each square with a knife without cutting all the way through.
  5. Spread about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture down the center of each square. Lightly brush the edges with the prepared egg wash.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until the pastries are puffed and golden brown.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the compote: Combine the berries and a tablespoon of water in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cover and simmer for about 6 minutes or until the berries have softened. Lightly mash the berries with a fork and let cool.
  8. Once cooked, remove the pastries from the oven and let them cool completely. replaces the word nice with emptyp each with a spoonful of berry compote.
  9. Optional: Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Store pastries in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Enjoy your delicious cream cheese and berry puff pastry treat!

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