Super sweet and incredibly delicious- these berry puffs are sure to be a total hit in your household. They’re ridiculously easy to make, and taste absolutely divine- even when served on their own.
You can have them as a quick breakfast or an evening snack, or jazz it up a bit to turn it into a dessert.
Ready to give the recipe a shot? Here’s all you need to know about making it the right way.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need two sets of ingredients to make the berry puffs
For the Strawberry compote
- Strawberries (chopped): 1 cup
- Sugar: ¼ cup
- Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
For the Puff Pastry
- Prepared strawberry compote
- Frozen puff pastry (thawed): 4 square pieces
- Blueberries: As required
- Egg wash: For brushing
How to Make the Berry Puffs
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do to make the berry puffs.
Heat a pan and add the chopped strawberries. Add in the sugar and let the strawberries start boiling.
When the strawberries are boiling add in the lemon juice. Keep stirring.
Let the mixture keep boiling for about 10 minutes or until it thickens. You should cook the mixture until it starts sticking to the spatula.
Once the compote is ready, keep it aside and let it come to room temperature.
Take a square shaped puff pastry sheet. Roll it with a rolling pin and stretch a bit.
Next, make incisions with a knife about half a centimeter away from the borders.
Transfer the puff pastries into a baking tray.
Next, put a small portion of the prepared strawberry compote within the incision area.
Top it up with blueberries.
Brush the edges with egg wash.
Transfer the baking tray to a preheated oven and bake the puff pastries at 180℃ for 15-20 minutes or until the pastries turn golden brown.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use almost any other berries to add some more flavor and a boost of nutrition to this recipe. Blueberries and blackberries are great choices, and you can throw in some raspberries too if you have those at hand.
Yes! If you don’t have access to fresh berries, you can make do with frozen berries too. Just remember to allow them to thaw before you use them for the recipe.
Puff pastry is actually an important component of this recipe, because it is what makes these puffs nice and flaky. If you don’t have puff pastry, you can use filo pastry dough or even pizza dough- just remember that the texture will be different.
You can try a lot of other variations to these berry puffs. To lend these puffs a bit of a creamy and cheesecake-like flavor, you can add some cream cheese along with the berry compote.
Any leftover berry puffs can be transferred to the refrigerator in an airtight container, and stored for up to 5 days, if not more. You can choose to reheat them in the microwave or the oven- it all depends on your personal preference.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Berry Puffs
Think you’re ready to give this easy recipe a shot? You might want to keep these additional tips and tricks handy.
- If you want to lend the compote a bit of sweetness, but don’t want to use sugar, you can use maple syrup or agave instead.
- To brighten up the flavor of the berry compote, you can also add some lemon zest into the mixture.
- If you don’t have lemons or lemon juice, you can make do with orange zest and orange juice too!
- To balance the tartness of the berries, you can sprinkle some cinnamon powder into the puffs before you bake them.
- If using cinnamon powder isn’t your thing, a dash of vanilla into the compote can also do the trick, and lend a nice flavor to the berry puffs, while toning down the tartness at the same time.
- To lend the puffs a nice golden color and shine on the exterior, you can brush the top with some egg wash before you pop the puffs in the oven.
- To make the berry compote more thick and spreadable, you can prepare a simple slurry of cornstarch and water and add it into the compote towards the end while it is still hot.
- You can also top the puffs with some coarse sugar before you bake them. This will lend the top a nice caramel and sweet flavor.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
These crispy and flaky berry puffs taste like a delight all on their own. You can sprinkle a bit of icing sugar on them and top them with some more berries if you want to, or team them up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you really want to turn them into a fancy dessert.
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Ingredients For the Strawberry compote
- 1 cup Strawberries , (chopped)
- ¼ cup Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Ingredients For the Puff Pastry
- 1 tablespoon Prepared Strawberry Compote
- 4 pcs Square Frozen Puff Pastry, (thawed)
- 1 bowl Blueberries
- 1 pc Egg Wash, (for brushing)
- Heat a pan and add the chopped strawberries. Add in the sugar and let the strawberries start boiling.
- When the strawberries are boiling add in the lemon juice. Keep stirring.
- Let the mixture keep boiling for about 10 minutes or until it thickens. You should cook the mixture until it starts sticking to the spatula.
- Once the compote is ready, keep it aside and let it come to room temperature.
- Take a square shaped puff pastry sheet. Roll it with a rolling pin and stretch a bit.
- Next, make incisions with a knife about half a centimeter away from the borders.
- Transfer the puff pastries into a baking tray.
- Next, put a small portion of the prepared strawberry compote within the incision area. Top it up with blueberries.
- Brush the edges with egg wash.
- Transfer the baking tray to a pre-heated oven and bake the puff pastries at 180℃ for 15-20 minutes or until the pastries turn golden brown.
- Serve hot.
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