Pastry made easy using pre-rolled puff pastry, fresh berries, and luscious pastry cream.
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
In a bowl, fold whipped cream and almond extract into pastry cream. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
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.
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.
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.