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Easy Fresh Berry Pastry Tarts

Pastry made easy using pre-rolled puff pastry, fresh berries, and luscious pastry cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make pastry cream, puff pastry, puff pastry tarts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh berries
  • 2 cups pastry cream
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 pkg frozen puff pastry sheet
  • 1 egg beaten
  • sliced almonds optional
  • pearl sugar optional
  • turbinado raw sugar optional
  • confectioners sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.  

  2. In a bowl, fold whipped cream and almond extract into pastry cream.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

  3. Unroll cold puff pastry and keep on the paper that it was rolled in.  Cut into 6 squares that are 3 1/2 x 6-inches.  Score a 1 inch boarder around each and prick the center with tines of a fork.

  4. Brush surface of puff pastry with beaten egg.  Sprinkle boarder with sliced almonds, pearl sugar, or turbinado sugar.  Immediately place in preheated oven and bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and place tarts on a cooling rack.  Cool completely.

  5. Once tarts are completely cooled, pipe or spread pastry cream between the scored boarder.  Arrange with an assortment of fresh berries or other fresh fruit.  Dust lightly with confectioners sugar.  Serve immediately or return pastries to refrigerator.  Pastries will hold well for up to 8 hours.

Recipe Notes

  1. Puff pastry will work better if the pastry is kept very cold.  
  2. The recipe calls for ample pastry cream.  There will probably be enough left over for a small bowl of pudding to enjoy with a handful of berries.  
  3. Peaches, plums, and nectarines are just as delicious as berries.  
  4. Use fresh seasonal fruit of any kind.
  5. Try this recipe for Velvety Vanilla Pastry Cream
  6. Please note that nutritional facts are approximate. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Fresh Berry Pastry Tarts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.