Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry

April 23, 2014 by Jenny Melrose

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Facts Up Front program.
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Since my oldest daughter, Riley, was itty bitty, she has always loved strawberries.  We went strawberry picking two years ago for the first time {which you can read all about here} and she asks about it all the time.  I’m pretty sure I look forward to it as much as she does though so I can’t blame her.  Last year I made a perfect Strawberry Pie with a secret ingredient that you’ll definitely want to check out.  This year I’m ready with the perfect breakfast or even dessert, a Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry.

 Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry

Love puff pastries?  This a perfect Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry perfect for dessert or breakfast and it comes together quickly.

The great thing about this dessert is because of the Facts Up Front Label I know the important nutritional information.  I am able to make an informed decision about the ingredients I use.  Smucker’s is a partner in the Facts Up Front initiative so there is a label displaying the nutritional information right on the front of the jar.  It’s right there in the lower right hand corner of the label.  You can find out more about the nutritional information displayed, by checking out the information on the  Facts Up Front Interactive Label.
Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry with Facts Up Front

I used Pillsbury Crescent Seamless Dough Sheets as my puff pastry.  You can definitely use a homemade puff pastry, but I’m all about easy and quick so this worked like a charm for me.  You’ll want to be sure to keep your pastry refrigerated until you’re ready to work with it.  I made my cream and strawberry mixtures before setting up my dough.  I sprayed a cookie sheet with non-stick baking spray, but you could also use non-sticking baking paper.  I then cut my dough in half so that I ended up with two pastries.  Once I had the pastries laid out flat, I used a serrated knife to place two inch cuts along the sides of the dough.  The purpose of this is so that you’re able to braid the pastry around the filling.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry Before

I can barely braid my daughter’s hair so this is by no means perfectly braided pastries.  I got the job done though by simply placing one flap over the other, enclosing the filling inside the pastry.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry Lacing


The finishing touch on the pastry was brushing it with an egg wash so that you’re able to get this golden color on the pastry.  Absolutely gorgeous and of course delicious!

Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry Recipe

Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Pastry
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Serves: 6 – 8
A Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry is the perfect dessert.
Ingredients
  • Pillsbury Crescent Seamless Dough Sheets
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 lb of fresh strawberries hulled & sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of Smuckers Strawberry Jam
  • Egg white wash
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and spray your baking sheet with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Cream the package of room temperature cream cheese with a hand mixer and then add the sugar, egg white and vanilla extract. Cream these together.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium to high heat add in the hulled and sliced strawberries with 2 tablespoons of Strawberry Jam. Stir these until the jelly has mixed into the strawberries and the mixture has combined together.
  4. Spread out the puff pastry on a baking sheet and serrate the edges of the dough to create side fro braiding.
  5. Place a layer of the cream mixture topped with the strawberry mixture and braid the dough over the mixture.
  6. Brush each pastry with the egg white wash {egg white & a bit of water}.
  7. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.

 

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Facts Up Front program.

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    Comments

  • Andi @ The Weary Chef


    I’m planning to take my boys strawberry picking soon, and this is the first recipe I want to try. It looks delicious, Jenny!

  • Kristina & Millie


    Strawberry season is the best after watermelon season! This cream puff looks so yummy!!

  • Anne


    Simple and delicious is the perfect recipe in my book. I”m glad I found your post through the Create Link Inspire link party.

  • Amberjane


    Jenny this looks delicious I have pinned it too 🙂 to drool at later

  • Kyle


    Would I be right in saying this is like a strudel? Looks lovely whatever you might call it.

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