Sometimes we find ourselves short on time but still craving something delicious to treat our family. I have the perfect solution with this recipe for quick flaky berry pastries – it’s my lifesaver. Of course, you’ll need to use store-bought puff pastry, but it significantly saves time and allows you to bring a sea of sweet joy to your loved ones.
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese or cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- A pinch of vanilla sugar
- 1 package frozen puff pastry
- A handful of raspberries, blackberries, cherries, or any other berries
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
Unwrap the puff pastry and let it thaw slightly. Roll it out a bit and cut circles using a glass.
Mix the cottage cheese (or cream cheese) with sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla until creamy. Choose a moist cottage cheese or cream cheese for better results.
Place the puff pastry circles on a baking sheet, creating a small border on each circle. Prick the center of each circle with a fork and spread the cheese mixture over it. Top with berries.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove the pastries from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.
You can choose any fruits and berries for these pastries. I opted for berries because I believe that cottage cheese and berries make a special combination.