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Puff Pastry w/ Strawberries & Cream

Puff Pastry w/ Strawberries & Cream

Puff pastry is a decadent treat in our house. I try not to keep it on hand because inevitably its used within days, and then typically, we are on puff pastry overload.  This light and fluffy pastry dough can be used for both savory and sweet meals. I had one sheet of puff pastry left in my freezer and I was craving something sweet. Since strawberries are in season I was craving strawberry shortcake, but instead of shortcakes I figured I could use the decadent puff pastry in its place making it a lighter dessert.

Puff Pastry w/ Strawberries & Cream

This is a simple dessert that will wow your family or friends and can be put together in less than 25 minutes. I’m all about quick and easy desserts that are packed full of flavor. For some reason in the summer months I always want a lighter dessert. It could be because its like 100+ degrees here in Florida or that most people watch what they consume in the summer months being that its swimsuit season. The drizzle of chocolate sauce gives this dessert an additional layer of sweet goodness–thus making it perfect for the summer!

Puff Pastry w/ Strawberries & Cream

Puff Pastry w/ Strawberries & Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate sauce for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry and divide in half lengthwise and then in thirds (essentially you should have 6 square pieces of puff pastry). In a small bowl, mix one tablespoon warm water with 1 teaspoon honey. Mix well and brush on to tops of puff pastry. Bake puff pastry for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. While puff pastry is baking, clean and cut strawberries. Place strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle white sugar over top; mix well and let rest to marinate.
  4. Using a KitchenAid stand mixer (or hand mixer or you can really get a work out and do this by hand) place one cup of heavy cream in the mixer and begin slowly mixing for 1 minute. It should begin to thicken. Add powder sugar and vanilla and let them incorporate then put the mixer up to high speed and let the cream thicken to a thick homemade whipped cream. This should take 1-2 minutes.
  5. Pull the puff pastry squares out of the oven, and place one on a plate. Place a dollop of cream on top of the puff pastry along with a spoonful of strawberries. Top with another square of puff pastry, a spoonful of strawberries and another dollop of cream. Garnish with chocolate sauce, serve, and enjoy!
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13 Responses to “Puff Pastry w/ Strawberries & Cream”

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious posted on May 22, 2012 at 7:43 am (#)

    Wow, this looks so effortless and decadent! I will have to make this at my next dinner party. My friends are going to be so impressed!

    • Katie replied on May 22nd, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Exactly! I love the ease of making this dessert–it looks fancier than it really is!

  2. AJ Calabrese posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:52 am (#)

    We did strawberry rhubarb pie on Sunday…delightful.

    • Katie replied on May 22nd, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Oh that sounds delish!

  3. Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) posted on May 22, 2012 at 10:35 am (#)

    The pictures here are really great–they look like they’re from a magazine! And the dessert is so classy. I need to experiment with puff pastry, I never have!

    • Katie replied on May 22nd, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      I was so intimidated by Puff Pastry until I finally “manned up” and cooked with it. It’s super easy to work with and you can do so much with it! The next time your at the store you must buy a box!

  4. Cassie posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:00 am (#)

    Puff pastry is the best for quick desserts. I adore these Katie!

    • Katie replied on May 22nd, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks Cassie! I hope you’ll give this recipe a try 😉

  5. Cate posted on May 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm (#)

    Although I’ve made a lot of headway in gluten-free baking, I sure do miss puff pastry! I wish I had tasted these before going gluten-free 🙂

    • Katie replied on May 23rd, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Oh bummer… well you can taste it virtually? 😉

  6. Asmita posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:32 am (#)

    This looks decadent! Would love a big bite of that!

  7. brandi posted on May 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm (#)

    perfect timing! i’ve got a ton of strawberries in the garden. these look so good!

    • Katie replied on May 23rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      I’m sure you could get crazy and brush other toppings on to the puff pastry…

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