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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Yield: 4 pastry squares
Author: Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh blackberries
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 5-inch square puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1/3 cup honey cream cheese (recipe follows)

Honey Cream Cheese:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • pinch of fine sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Toss together blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice. 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 1/2-inch border around the puff pastry square. Fold in about 1/4-inch of puff pastry all around the square. Add blackberries over cream cheese. Gently oil the exposed edges of 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.

Notes

  • 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.