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Strawberries in Puff Pastry: Raising the Bar Again

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Strawberries in Puff Pastry

Strawberries in Puff Pastry

Copyright 2009 Kevin D Weeks
This recipe for Strawberries in Puff Pastry began where the recipe for Kicking Strawberry Shortcake up a Notch left off. First, I decided to use frozen puff pastry shells, which have a buttery flavor and a delicate crunch. Then instead of whipped cream I elected to use mascarpone. I added a strawberry puree to the recipe and then flavored everything with a touch of Amaretto. Your taste buds will think they've died and gone to heaven. (Larger image.) Serves 2.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. strawberries
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. Amaretto; divided
  • 4 oz. mascarpone; at room temperature*
  • 1 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 frozen puff pastry shells

Preparation:

1. Remove strawberry caps and cut strawberries up into roughly thumbnail-sized pieces.

2. Taste a couple of pieces and toss berries in a medium bowl with 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar depending on desired sweetness. Add 2 tablespoons of Amaretto.

3. Cover berries and allow to sit for 4 - 8 hours to draw our juices (macerate).

4. In a small bowl thoroughly combine mascarpone, heavy cream, and 1 tablespoon of Amaretto.

5. Once strawberries have macerated, process about 1/4 cup of berries in a mini food processor or blender (I love my immersion blender for this task) with 1 tablespoon of Amaretto.

6. Strain strawberry puree through a sieve to remove seeds.

7. Cook puff pastry according to package directions.

8. Remove pastry cap and add a teaspoon of puree to the cup. Put a teaspoon of mascarpone in the cup, add a few berries, add a bit more mascarpone, replace cap, add a bit more mascarpone and a few more berries, then drizzle with puree.

*Note: If you can't find mascarpone, cream cheese is an option and so is yogurt cheese.

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 5 out of 5
Awesome!, Member Alistair2

I made these the last time I hosted the neighborhood garden club and everyone wanted the recipe. Super good! Or as my English neighbor said, ""Brilliant.""

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