Mixed Berry Pastries

This semi-homemade recipe for mixed berry pastries is a cinch to make and perfect for last-minute or overnight company. You can start with either a tube of crescent rolls or a sheet of puff pastry. (The puff pastry is better for you; less artificial ingredients and preservatives versus the tube crescent rolls.)

Try these for a yummy Saturday morning treat or the next time you have overnight guests. Everyone will love them!

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Prep time: 15 minute prep; 15 minute bake
Makes 4 pastries

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube of crescent rolls (or one sheet of puff pastry, thawed)
  • 1/3 package of an 8 ounce cream cheese (approx. 4 teaspoons), brought to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons of frozen mixed berries, thawed
  • one egg plus 1 teaspoon of water for brushing pastry

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.

Mix cream cheese, vanilla and one teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

Create 4 equal squares of pastry with either crescent rolls or puff pastry and place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Spread 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture on top of each piece of pastry.

Put 1 tablespoon of thawed fruit in the center of each pastry.

Pulling up 2 corners of pastry at a time, bring to center to cover the fruit and overlap corners in the center, pressing down slightly so the dough sticks together. Repeat with other 2 corners until most of fruit is covered. See image.
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Brush tops and sides of each pastry with egg mixture.

Sprinkle remaining teaspoon of sugar on top of each pastry. Sprinkle each with cinnamon if desired.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

Cool slightly before serving – fruit gets really hot!
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