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Berry Cream Puffs

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Indulge in the heavenly goodness of Berry Cream Puffs! With layers of zesty Lemon Whipped Cream, fresh berries, and flaky puff pastry, these are not only easy to make, they are also a delight to share.

Trust me, this is one simple dessert you won’t want to miss!

heart shaped puff pastry filled with whipped cream and raspberries
Fruit Cream Puffs Image by Sarah Alvord

Puff pastry desserts with fruit are just a good idea. The flaky crust of the puff pastry is a lovely addition to a simple dessert, like these berry cream puffs.

These would make the perfect ending to a delicious Valentine’s dinner. Don’t limit yourself to just making it once a year though, mix up the fruit or berries and make this easy dessert all year round.

Every bite is a burst of crisp pastry and sweet, fruity flavors.

Mini Puff Pastry Desserts

Everything always tastes better when it is in mini form. Picture these cute puff pastry cream puffs arranged on a beautiful serving platter, topped with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Serve these on their own, with a scoop of ice cream or a warm mug of rich hot chocolate for a decadent treat.

puff pastry split in half and filled with whipped cream and raspberries
Raspberry Puff Pastry Image by Sarah Alvord

Ingredients

Despite looking like a decadent dessert, this berry cream puff recipe is super easy to make, and you will only need a few ingredients to make it happen.

  • 2 Sheets Puff Pastry: purchase in the freezer section of the grocery store, be sure to plan for thawing time
  • Egg White: brushed on the puff pastry to make the golden crust on the outside.

For the Lemon Whipped Cream:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: whips up into a soft, fluffy delicious cream that goes perfectly inside the puff pastry shells
  • Lemon Juice: a little bit goes a long way to add flavor here, you will only need to pick up one lemon to make the magic happen
  • Lemon Zest: so much flavor in the zest of lemons, use a zester to get the smallest pieces of zest into the cream

For the Berries:

  • Berries: Pick your favorite, use a variety, or go with color if you are making these for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day.

How to Make Berry Cream Puffs

This super easy dessert recipe really only consists of two simple steps, preparing the puffed pastry and the whipped cream.

small heat shaped puff pastries filled with whipped cream and raspberries
Berry Cream Puffs Image by Sarah Alvord
  1. Preheat the oven to 400º F Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. Roll Out Pastry Dough use a rolling pin to roll out the pastry dough to about 1/8 inches thick
cut out pastry sheets into heart shapes on a baking sheet
Puff Pastry Cut Out Image by Sarah Alvord
  1. Cut Out the Puff Pastry into the desired shapes and sizes and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg white just before baking
  2. Bake the Pastry Dough for 10-15 minutes, until it is puffy and golden brown
glass mixing bowl filled with lemon flavored whipped cream with two beaters in the bowl
Lemon Whipped Cream Image by Sarah Alvord
  1. Make Lemon Whipped Cream, while the puff pastry is baking, prepare the whipped cream. Pour the cream into a large mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer just until it starts to thicken. Add in the lemon juice and zest and continue mixing until soft peaks form
  2. Cool the Puff Pastries before splitting into halves and filling or piping in the lemon whipped cream and topping them with fruit.
heart shaped puffed pastry filled with cream and raspberries
Berry Cream Puffs Image by Sarah Alvord

Tips for the Best Puff Pastry Dessert

Just a few tips to help make sure you get the most delicious berry cream puffs every time you make this recipe, no matter your cooking skill level.

  • Use Fresh Berries for the best cream puffs. Fresh fruit won’t bleed juice and make the cream puff soggy. Frozen fruit can be used if in a pinch, just be sure to thaw it completely and dry it on a paper towel before using. There will still be some liquid so serve immediately.
  • Keep the Puff Pastry Cold until you are ready to roll it out and cut out the shapes. The cold dough will puff up a lot better than a warm or even room-temperature dough.
  • Don’t Overmix the Whipped Cream, the cream should be stiff enough to pipe with a piping bag and tip, but not so stiff that it turns into butter!
  • Make Sure to Cool the Cooked Puff Pastry Before Filling so the whipped cream doesn’t melt right out of the shell as soon as you fill it. This part can be sped up by placing the cooked puff pastry into the freeze for about 10 minutes.
  • Keep Cold Until Ready to Serve, after the cream puffs are put together, serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This should stay fresh for at least one day if stored in an airtight container.

Recipe Variations

Want to switch things up? Here are some simple ideas that would also make a delicious cream puff:

  • Mix up the Fruits: try adding different fruits to these cream puffs other than just berries, such as; cherries, kiwi fruit, bananas, coconut, or mangoes
  • Change the Whipped Cream: instead of lemon juice add lime juice, vanilla, or even coconut flakes
  • Leave the Puff Pastry Sheet Whole: make one big loaded puff pastry. Brush the sheets with egg white and bake until puffy and golden brown, split into two, and fill with whipped cream and fruit.
heart shaped puff pastry filled with raspberries and whipping cream
Berry Cream Puff Image by Sarah Alvord

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Berry Cream PUffs

Indulge in the heavenly goodness of Berry Cream Puffs! With layers of zesty Lemon Whipped Cream, fresh berries, and flaky puff pastry, these are not only easy to make, they are also a delight to share.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 302kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white beaten
  • raspberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Roll out puff pastry to 1/8 inch and cut into desired shapes.
  • Place on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet
  • Brush the dough with egg white.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes until puffy and golden brown.
  • While the pastry is baking, prepare the whipped cream.
  • Pour the cream into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until cream just begins to thicken.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest. Continue mixing until the cream forms soft peaks.
  • Remove pastry from the oven and cool completely.
  • Split pastries in half and pipe in whipped cream and top with raspberries, or other fruit. Place top pastry on and sprinkle with powdered sugar or melted chocolate.

Notes

  • Nutrition facts are just an estimate
  • Keep the pastry sheets chilled until ready to use
  • Place the whipped cream in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, until ready to add to the cream puffs

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Indulge in the heavenly goodness of Berry Cream Puffs! With layers of zesty Lemon Whipped Cream, fresh berries, and flaky puff pastry, these are not only easy to make, they are also a delight to share.

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