Mixed berry puff pastry tarts, a just sweet enough recipe to lighten up your dessert plate
Mixed berry puff pastry tarts. This super easy to throw together dessert can be pre made and whipped up at the table in no time. Essentially consisting of three elements, puff pastry, whipped cream and fruit. This super simple dessert will leave you loads of time to concentrate on enjoying your dinner.
Beautifully crisp and flakey puff pastry topped with a sweet whipped cream and drizzled with a tangy mixed berry fruit compote. These mixed berry puff pastry tarts will be sure to impress your guests. Top tip for these tarts, you can switch up the fruit depending on the season. Frozen fruit is also great here because you will be cooking it anyway but feel free to use fresh. Infact you could skip the compote altogether and use fresh fruit for a lighter alternative.
Mixed Berry Puff Pastry Tarts
- 375 g puff pastry
- 1 egg beaten
- 400 g mixed berries
- 4 tbsp caster sugar
- 300 ml double cream
- Juice of 1/2 lime
Method – for the puff pastry
- Pre heat your oven to 190C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spray lightly with non stick cooking spray.
- Roll your pastry out on a lightly floured surface to roughly 25cm x35cm.
- Slice into 8 even sized rectangles. A pizza cutter is particularly useful for this.
- Lay the pastry onto the baking tray. Using the blunt edge of a knife score a 1 1/2 cm border around the pastry.
- Prick holes in the pastry using a fork on the inside of the border only.
- Brush the outside of the border with the beaten egg.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry has turned golden and has puffed up.
- Leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.
Method – for the cream
- In a large mixing bowl, using an electric whisk, whish the cream and 2 tablespoons of the caster sugar until stiff peaks have formed.
- Spoon the mixture equally between the pastry rectangles. Be careful to only fill within the border.
Method – for the mixed berry compote
- Add the berries, lime juice and the remaining caster sugar to a medium saucepan. Add a few tablespoons of water.
- Simmer on a medium heat for 10 minutes until the berries have softened and the sauce has thickened.
- Drizzle the compot over the cream and serve your mixed berry puff pastry tarts.
All the elements of these mixed berry puff pastry tarts can be prepared seperatly and in advance and can be assembled either by your guests at the table or by you just before you serve.
And there you have it, my mixed berry puff pastry tarts. Remember to show me your bakes by tagging @whatseatingmanchester in your social media post.