Pastry Shells with Fruit & Orange Cream


Using puff pastry shells allows you to make these bakery-style desserts in under an hour.  The shells are filled with a silky orange cream that's topped with fresh fruit...delicious!

  • Prep: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 12
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  • 1 pkg. (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tbsp. sugar

  • 2 tbsp. orange juice

  • 2 tsp. grated orange zest

  • 1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping

  • 2 pkg. (10 ounces each ) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells, prepared according to package directions

  • 6 strawberries, cut in quarters

  • 3 peeled orange slices, peeled and cut into 12 pieces

  • 1 kiwi, warmed

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves, cut in half


  1. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, orange juice and orange zest in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk until the mixture is smooth. Fold in the whipped topping.

  2. Spoon about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture into each pastry shell. Divide the fruit among the filled pastry shells. Brush the fruit with the preserves.

  3. Ingredient Note: To soften the cream cheese, remove the wrapper and place the cream cheese onto a microwavable plate. Microwave on HIGH for 15 seconds or until softened.

  4. Make-Ahead: This recipe may be prepared as directed above and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.

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Place Puff Pastry shells on ungreased baking sheets with “top” facing up. Place pastry shells about 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

To ensure that Puff Pastry shells will rise evenly, score the sides horizontally with a small knife.

Unfilled baked Puff Pastry shells may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Always bake Puff Pastry shells in a preheated 425°F oven. Do not bake shells in a microwave or a toaster oven.


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Submitted by:
Jean R.
Date: 1/15/2007

5 star rating

"Lovely, light and yummy!"

Submitted by:
Nathalie M.
Date: 7/23/2011

5 star rating

"Divine!! What a wonderful dessert, so fresh and so delicious and easy to make. Tastes like a French bakery!"

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