Flaky golden puff pastry discs sandwich a creamy maple mascarpone cream and mixed berries. Top with a sprinkle of crushed pistachios and you have heavenly berry pastries just waiting to be served at your Holiday table. This is a super quick and easy dessert to serve up, giving you time to relax and unwind with friends and family.
Mixed Berry Pastries with Maple Mascarpone Cream
These Berry Pastries are such a handy recipe to have on hand during the busy Holiday season. They may look and sound five-star, but they are seriously simple to whip up, freeing up your time to relax and unwind with friends during the busiest time of year.
There is very little required in terms of assembly, and every component can be made-up ahead of time.
Win win! Simply:
- Bake your puff pastry rounds,
- Whip up the mascarpone cream,
- Thaw some berries.
When the time for dessert comes around, it's just a matter of arranging everything into a nice little stack and sitting back down at the table with your impressive festive treat.
Don't worry, no one will suspect how easy it was!
Berry Pastries Allow You To Enjoy your Guests and Family!
What is better than spending Christmas or any Holiday evening actually being able to enjoy the company of your guests, and enjoying good food at the same time?
Ok, someone else doing the dishes might be better...we can all dream!
Use a Mixture Of Berries In Your Berry Pastries: Fresh Or Frozen, Doesn't Matter.
Just use whatever berries you have on hand.
If it's winter where you live then you might want to invest in some organic frozen berries. I like to use a mixture of the following:
Sprinkle some crushed pistachios on top of your berry pastry dessert and you find yourself with a heavenly combination.
Can Anything Be Made Ahead Of Time?
Yep. All of it.
Make the pastry discs up and leave them aside to cool.
Mix the mascarpone pastry cream and store covered in the fridge until ready to use. Thaw those berries and allow to sit in the fridge as well.
When dessert time rolls around just assemble and away you go.
If you need some more dessert ideas for you Holiday table then check these out:
- Maple Candied Pecans
- Honey and Chai Spiced Warm Apple Crostata
- Baked Strawberry Crumble In Mini Mason Jars
- Cranberry Apple Crisp
Mixed Berry Pastries
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- 1 ⅓ cups Frozen Mixed Berries (if fresh berries are in season then use those)
- 2 sheets Frozen Puff Pastry partially thawed
- ½ cup thickened cream
- 1 tablespoon Maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup mascarpone
- 1 tablespoon unsalted pistachios for serving
- 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut for serving
- Preheat oven to 425F (220C)
- Lay frozen berries on a tray covered with paper towels and set aside to thaw slightly1 ⅓ cups Frozen Mixed Berries
- Line another tray with baking paper. Cut 8 rounds from 2 sheets of Puff Pastry using a 10cm fluted biscuit cutter2 sheets Frozen Puff Pastry
- Place rounds on prepared tray and prick all over with a fork. Pop another layer of baking paper on top, followed by another baking tray (to keep the pastry flat)
- Pop in the oven and bake for 6 minutes when the pastry should be golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool
- Meanwhile, whip the cream with the maple syrup and vanilla essence. Once thickened, gently fold in the mascarpone½ cup thickened cream, 1 tablespoon Maple syrup, ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract, ½ cup mascarpone
- To serve, place a pastry round on a plate, place a dollop of the cream mixture on top followed by some berries and a second pastry round. Sprinkle some coconut and pistachios on top and serve1 tablespoon unsalted pistachios, 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
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