Puff Pastry Fruit Tarts

Today's recipe is  made for a special person on her special day. My cute little princess my daughter 
"H"  who turned 8 last week is a big fan of whip cream and strawberries. So I thought why not make some thing special for her birthday with these 2 ingredients. Couple of weeks  ago my daughter  saw a picture of puff pastry fruit tarts on a magazine while we were waiting at doctor's office. I promised to make them for her once she gets well. I vaguely remember the recipe on the magazine but have managed  to make them with what ever I could recollect.

As " H's  " birthday was falling on weekend and also her first birthday in our new home she wanted to invite her old and new school friends for the party. We decorated the room with her this year's favorite character " Unicorn ". She had a lovely time with her friends and so did her friends. I couldn't make the fruit tarts for her friends as couple of them had berry allergies. So it was a simple pizza and cake party. We gifted her  Hatchimals which she was wanting to have for quite some time now. 

Puff pastry fruit tarts recipe goes to 2nd day of Blogging Marathon 96 under the theme " Festival / Special Day ". Here goes the recipe.......


Puff pastry sheets 2
Strawberries and blueberries ( or any other fruits of your choice )
Cream cheese 3-4 oz
Heavy cream 1/2 cup
Egg 1
Powdered Sugar 3/4 cup
Granulated sugar 2 tbsp

Preparation for Filling:

Using electric hand mixer whip  heavy cream in a mixing bowl until soft peaks form.
Add 1/4 cup of sugar  and whip again until stiff peaks form.
Keep chilled until ready to serve.
In a separate mixing bowl whip cream cheese until soft and fluffy using hand mixer.
Add rest of the powdered sugar whip again until nicely combined.
Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Preparation for pastries:

Thaw puff pastries for about 25-30 minutes.
After 20 minutes, Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut each pastry sheet into 9 equal squares.
Mark or cut a square inside each square ( do not cut all the way through )
Transfer the pastries onto greased baking sheets leaving 1 inch space apart.
Beat egg in a small bowl and add 1 spoon water, combine well.
Brush the  puff pastry squares with egg mixture.
Sprinkle some sugar on top and bake 10-15 minutes until they are well puffed up.
Remove, using spoon or fork gently press the center square to collapse while they are still warm.

Filling the Pastries:

The pastry squares have be at room temperature to add the filling.
Here you can add filling 2 ways.
     . Combine whip cream and cream cheese mixture together.
     .  Use both whip cream and cream cheese separately.
Which ever option you choose add the filling into piping bag fitted with your choice of tip.
Pipe filling into pastry squares ( this process have to be done just before serving )
Top the filling with your favorite fruits ( I have used strawberries and blueberries )
Serve immediately.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 96.


Varada's Kitchen said...

Belated birthday wishes to your daughter. Looks like she had a fabulous party! Pastry tarts look great.

Srivalli said...

Belated wishes to your daughter, hope she enjoyed these...the tarts look so good!

MySpicyKitchen said...

Belated birthday wishes to H. Puff pastry sheets are so versatile and love baking with it.

rajani said...

Puff pastry desserts look so elegant but are so easy to put together. These must have been a great treat for her birthday ! Many happy returns of the day :-)

jayashree said...

Belated wishes for your angel. These tarts look so tasty..yumm.

Pavani said...

Belated birthday wishes to your little princess. Those fruit tarts look so pretty and so inviting. Perfect birthday treat for the kids.

Harini R said...

belated greetings to your kid. Those tarts look so tempting. It makes a superb one for kid's parties.

Suma Gandlur said...

Belated wishes to your little one. Seems like she had a blast on the big day. Those fruit tarts look fabulous.

Gayathri Kumar said...

These are beautiful pastries. Belated birthday wishes to your kid. Puff pastry desserts are quite easy to put together and they make delicious show stoppers.

cookwithrenu said...

Good little pastry bites , perfect party starter