All The Pretty Pastries Please!

This one’s for the mummas that love a good presentation and a treat that’s not too sweet. Four way pastries look so pretty with minimal effort and are easy to prep, set aside and come back to as our attention can be pulled in so many directions. I added lots of photos so don’t worry if you’re new to baking, I’ll hold your hand all the way through! If you decide to go for them all at once give yourself about 1.5 to 2 hours for this one.
Baking  two or three sheets at a time depending on the size of your oven is best to conserve time. I’m all about multitasking and finding ways to be efficient in the kitchen as you’ll see! Oh and did I mention the presentation? Break out that bottle of wine you’ve been eyeballing (I’m drinking one of my favorites Apothic Red) and call over some friends… These pastries are worth celebrating!
Enjoy!!
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Pretty Pastries from left to right: Blueberry Pinwheels, Raspberry Flowers, Chocolate Braids and Strawberry Diamonds

Ingredients: (Missing something? Order from links below!)

2 boxes puff pastry sheets
2 cups cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar (Click Link To Order)
1 tbs vanilla (Click Link To Order)
1 lb strawberries halved
6 oz blueberries
6 oz raspberries
1 cup chocolate chips (Click Link To Order)
1 cup powdered sugar (Click Link To Order)

 

 

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400° F
2. Set frozen puff pastry out on counter top to thaw
3. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Mix into even consistency and set aside
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add sugar and vanilla to cream cheese
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hand mix to smooth consistency
  • Strawberry Diamonds (15 min. makes nine pastries)
    1. Layout puff pastry sheet flat on parchment paper
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    2. Cut into ninths (thirds horizontal and then again vertical)
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    2. Turn squares diagonal (points on top and bottom) and fold the bottom point to the top point in halves (triangle shapes)
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    Step 2. A
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    Step 2. B
    3. Make two cuts total from just under the triangle tip. One down the left side, then again down the right make sure your cut does not connect all the way through
    4. Unfold the triangle so again points are at the top and bottom
    5. Fold the bottom cut to match the top, then fold the top down to match the bottom, pressing the corners flat so they make a nice diamond shape
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    Top left (Step 2) Top Right (Step 3) Bottom Left (Step 4) Bottom Right (Step 5)

     

    6. Spoon 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture into the center of the diamondWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 20
    7. Top with strawberry pressed into cream cheeseWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 16
    8. Bake in oven at 400° F for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
    9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

 

  • Blueberry Pinwheels (15 min. makes nine pastries)
    1. Layout puff pastry sheet flat on parchment paperWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 6
    2. Cut into ninths (thirds horizontal then again vertical)Wine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 7 - Copy
    3. Cut from each corner towards the center but not the way through so the center stays connectedWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 8
    4. Take every other corner and fold into centerWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 29
    5. Spoon 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture into the center
    6. Press 4 blueberries into centerWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 9
    7. Bake in oven at 400° F for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
    8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

 

  • Raspberry Flowers (10 min. makes four pastries)
    1. Layout puff pastry sheet flat on parchment paperWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 6
    2. Cut in half, then fourths
    3. Cut a half inch strip all around square center so that outer strip can be folded inwardsWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 23
    4. Place 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture into center of squareWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 10
    5. Press 4 raspberries into cream cheese mixtureWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 24
    6. Take each of the four corners and fold over the raspberry closest to that corner
    7. Press 5th raspberry into centerWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 11
    8. Bake in oven at 400° F for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
    9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!Wine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 27

 

  • Chocolate Braid (10 min. makes two pastries)
    1. Layout puff pastry sheet flat on parchment paperWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 6
    2. Cut in half horizontally
    3. Leaving about 3 inches in the center cut 5 even strips on each side of pastryWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 12
    4. Place 4 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture into center between the strips
    5. Add a handful of chocolate chips pressed into cream cheese mixtureWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 13
    6. Fold top right strip over, then left, then right until all strips cover the centerWine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 14Wine and Pastry Time Authentic Mumma Amanda Mathur 15
    7. Bake in oven at 400° F for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
    8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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Which ones did you try? I’d love to hear from you in the reply section below!