Thank you Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry for sponsoring today’s conversation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Whether you like it or not the new year is almost here. In preparation for 2015, a few friends and I gathered to have a New Year’s Eve Party but just a couple weeks early. We wanted to get together to chat about the new year, figure out recipes we can use at our own party and of course, try all the recipes.
Our hostesses did an amazing job of giving us so many different ideas for food using Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastries. They made simple recipes go from ordinary to extraordinary and I took note! One of my favorite ideas of the night was using Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets and placing brie inside with a bit of honey, then the puff pastry was wrapped around the brie and baked. It was pure heaven.
The Puff Pastries offer a simple way to upgrade your entertaining experience. They’re perfect blank canvas to help you bring to life your own unique, impressive dishes that guests of any occasion will love! Not only did we eat small bites, we even had Puff Pastry dessert.
Want to know how easy these desserts were to make? The hostess baked Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups then carefully poked out the center. We filled the center with rolos and kisses then baked for a few more seconds, just enough to melt the chocolate. We were served these over vanilla ice cream then we drizzled caramel over it! So easy but so good.
After I left the party, I started thinking that I wanted to make my own Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry dessert so I went to the store and found them in the freezer section. The Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets MSRP were $4.95 and the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups were $3.88. I bought one of each because I wasn’t certain what I was going to make yet. Then I thought, “How about a grab and go dessert?”
Before I knew it, I was making a dessert filled with strawberry jelly and a cream cheese filling topped with chocolate.
This was one of the easiest, most delicious desserts that I have ever made. I used one box of Puff Pastry Sheets. Before you start making this dessert, pull out your Puff Pastry sheets and allow them to thaw. Preheat the over to 400 degrees. While your oven is preheating, lay the sheet so it lays flat. I cut strips that were approximately 1 inch by 3 inches. Bake for about 10 minutes. The dough has the same basic ingredients as pie pastry, but the dough is folded multiple times to create layers. When baked, steam makes the layers rise about 8 times higher.
Once they cool for about a minute or two, you will be able to pull the top off of the Puff Pastry and split it into two. I knew I wanted to use strawberry jelly and cream cheese, but you can add whatever filling you want. On one side of the Puff Pastry I added the strawberry, and the other side I added the cream cheese.
I’m not going to lie, I ate a few of these just like this. They were quite irresistible. Although they were delicious just like this, I took it one step farther. I put the Puff Pastries back together and drizzled melted chocolate on top. The chocolate really blends well with the strawberry and cream cheese filling.
Don’t forget the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastries can be found in the freezer section of your grocery store. Look for the box below. The box comes with 2 sheets, and I used one for my recipe. I made approximately 20 dessert bites with one sheet.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.