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Blackberry & Fresh Mint Stars

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Here's a deliciously different way to use fresh blackberries - mix them with a little jam, and place in the middle of a flaky puff pastry star that's been topped with creamy pudding and mint.  This dessert just about melts in your mouth.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Bake: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 25
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 1/4 cup seedless blackberry jam or preserves

  • 2 containers (4 ounces each) prepared vanilla pudding

  • 25 fresh blackberries (about 1 pint)

  • 2 tbsp. thinly sliced fresh mint leaves and 25 whole fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.  Cut the pastry sheet into 25 (about 2-inch) squares.  Using a sharp knife, cut diagonal lines from the corners of the pastry squares to within 3/4-inch of the center.  Fold every other corner to the center and press to seal.  Place the pastries onto 2 baking sheets.

  2. Bake for 10 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Using the back of a spoon, press down the centers of the hot pastries to make an indentation.

  3. Heat the jam in a medium microwavable bowl on HIGH for 10 seconds or until it's warm.  Add the blackberries and toss to coat.  Spoon about 2 teaspoons pudding in the center of each pastry.  Top each with 1 blackberry and 1/4 teaspoon shredded mint.  Garnish each with 1 mint leaf.

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Tip

Once Puff Pastry is thawed, work quickly while it’s still cold. You can cut it into desired shapes, then store in the fridge until you’re ready for the next step.

If you don’t have a pastry brush, you can use the tip of a rolled-up paper towel or your fingertip to apply egg wash.

Helpful Puff Pastry tools: Rolling pin, pastry board, sharp knife and/or pizza wheel to cut dough, pastry brush, baking sheets or parchment paper.

For extra-thin, crisp Puff Pastry, set a second baking sheet on top of the filled pastry before baking.

Inspiration

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