These blackberry cream cheese pastries are the perfect little afternoon pick-me-up. Nothing beats the scent of freshly brewed coffee and warm buttery pastries fresh the oven.
Quick, easy, and so satisfying.
Step up your breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea with these impressive blackberry cream cheese pastries.
With a few simple ingredients, your kitchen will be smelling like the neighborhood bakery!
Cream Cheese Pastries
This recipe showcases fresh blackberries. However, this recipe works with a variety of soft fruits.
Great options include: strawberries, raspberries, nectarines, peaches, or pears.
As such, these breakfast cream cheese pastries can be made all year long regardless of the season!
How to Use Store-Bought Puff Pastry
Puff pastry is one amazing ingredient.
While you can make it from scratch, there is no shame in using store bought frozen puff pastry!
It is so versatile and works perfectly for both sweet and savory applications.
Puff pastry is super easy to work with. The frozen pastry needs to be thawed before use.
Thawing time depends on the size of the sheet. The 5-inch square ones I’m using in this recipe takes about 10-15 minutes to defrost.
Puff pastry is readily available in large sheets, but my favorite are these 5-inch square ones.
You can wrap poached fruit such as this poached pear dessert. Or, puff pastry can be folded to make these delicious crunchy cinnamon sugar palmiers cookies.
Fruit and Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastry
I used a heaping tablespoon of honey cream cheese to line the bottom of the pastries, leaving about a half-inch border. Once the cream cheese has been evenly spread, I folded over the border to create a barrier.
The folded edges will eventually puff up in the oven, but I fold them anyway just to keep the berries in place when I first pop them in the oven.
While you wait for the pastries to bake, go ahead and make your coffee.
Take the pastries out of the oven and dust them with some powdered sugar and you’re good to go.
Eat these blackberry cream cheese pastries warm or enjoy them at room temperature.
Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries
- 12 oz fresh blackberries
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 4 5-inch square puff pastry sheets, thawed
- ⅓ cup honey cream cheese (recipe follows)
- neutral oil for brushing (such as avocado oil, grapeseed oil, vegetable oil)
Honey Cream Cheese:
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- pinch of kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Toss together blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Set aside.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place puff pastry squares on baking sheet. Add a heaping 1 Tbsp of honey cream cheese in the center of each puff pastry square. Spread cream cheese, leaving about ½-inch border around the puff pastry square. Fold in about ¼-inch of puff pastry all around the square.
- Add blackberries over cream cheese. Lightly brush oil over the exposed edges of the puff pastry.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until puff pastry edges has risen and puff pastry is golden brown in the color. Remove from oven and let pastries cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle sifted powdered sugar over pastries before serving. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
Honey Cream Cheese:
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add butter and mix until combined. Add powdered sugar, honey, and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- I use puff pastry that is already cut down to 5-inch squares. You can buy a large sheet of frozen puff pastry and cut it down to your desired size.
- Depending on the brand of store-bought puff pastry you use, you may want to dock the puff pastry before adding toppings.
Reader Questions and Reviews
Love these pastries, Maryanne! They’re gorgeous. You have me excited for berry season!
Thanks Jen! Berry season is my favorite (stone fruit season comes in a close second) :)
Happy Friday, and happy May! These pastries look like the perfect way to start your weekend off right!
Yessss! Hope you had a great weekend! Only five more days to go until the next one :)
You have already made berry season something to look forward to with this. It is stunning!
Maryanne these blackberry pastries sound heavenly!! I am sure your day got better after eating one of these!! I can’t wait to try them because I always have puff pastry in the freezer too! Hope your weekend is better!
Thank you! Yes, these pastries turned my day around :) Hope you have a happy and relaxing weekend! :)
*gaspppppp* omgness girl, are we twins or somethin’?? Apparently so because I laaaav me some puff pastry and I just posted something almost identical to this 2 days ago! And we both had a crazy week, feeling hot in LA? (and I don’t mean the good kind of hot haha) I like how you think, and this is so beautiful!!! I’m gawking at the perfect and immaculate shape of these pastries and your coffee looks divine….Mmmmm. And you’re right. Your kitchen DOES start smelling like an 85 Degrees bakery. ;)
These look fabulous! and you’re right, there’s nothing like a delicious pastry to cheer you up after a long day!
Thank Kimberly! Agreed! There is just something about a sweet little treat that makes bad days suddenly better :)
I, too, always have ice cream (lactose free), a hunk a bacon, and boxes of puff pastry in my freezer! #GreatMinds. Girl, that day you described sounds aweful… but these fantastically delicious looking blackberry cream cheese pastries HAD to help ward off frustration and put a smile on your face… or at least make your belly VERY happy! Love the combination of flavors you have goin’ on in these lil’ decadent pastry pies. Its hotter than heck here in FL, and these sound like a great treat right about now. I’m definately going to give these a try! Pinned! Cheers!
Maryanne – these are INSANELY gorgeous. I think they’d perk up any amount frustration (barking at their own reflection?! Bahahaha). Also – I *think* I know just the contract you’re referring to and it’s so crazy because I just e-mailed to end mine today! I hope you’re still able to weasel out of it – Fingers crossed! If not – more puff pastry.
Gorgeous dessert! I love blackberries especially when they’re in season in August. In the meantime, I might just have to buy some from the store to recreate this recipe. Thank you!
Great recipe, so simply and delicious :) And looks beautiful.
The baking bug has bitten me and I just saw your recipe. I’ve got a ton of strawberries just waiting to be eaten and this might just do the trick (I’ll try the blackberries too) :)
I tried this recipe yesterday but ir doesn’t worked. The filling and the Blackberries have burst in the oven! I don’t know what I did wrong probably put too much filling in the pastry. :((
I finally made these last night – I had to use a muffin tin (the only clean thing in my kitchen), but it worked really well! They were still amazing today after spending the night in the fridge. I also want to eat the honey cream cheese on its own by the gallon.
That’s great to hear Kate!! :)
My son and made this dessert and was very pleased with the outcome. Thank you for sharing, hope to see more desserts in the future….
I made the Blackberry cream cheese pastries. The instructions did NOT say to prick the puff pastry dough all over with a fork. When I put the pastries in the oven they blew up like inflated pillows causing the berries to roll off and the cream to ooze off onto the baking sheet and burn. When I took them out of the oven I had to scrape the berries and cream off the cookie sheet and pile it back onto the pastries as they deflated. The pastries were delicious; the cleanup was a NIGHTMARE. I suggest you tell people to prick the puff pastry all over with a fork to prevent the horrible mess that burned onto my pan and my oven!
I’m sorry to hear that! I’ve never docked the puff pastry when making these. In my experience, the weight of the cream cheese and berries have been enough to keep the puff pastry from rising. I will make a note in the recipe.
A favourite recipe of mine! I only made them once with blackberries, I prefer raspberries for a more tart affect.ive made them many times and get many compliments. Thanks for the delicious recipe!
What do you mean by ‘docked’ in your second note?
“Dock” refers to pricking the surface of the puff pastry with a fork. This allows steam to escape during baking and prevents the puff pastry from puffing up too much.