Once I was introduced to Pinterest I was hooked! I mean, I would spend hours upon hours on Pinterest and wonder why my Husband was coming in from work when it felt like I had just said goodbye to him. Well, Pinterest is an amazing avenue to find the greatest things on the internet and share with others.
The other day I came across these cute little puff pastries filled with blackberries and brie cheese. Now, for those of you who know me know that I am NOT a baker but I figured with buying the puff pastry vs. making my own, I could manage this recipe. So, here is my version of Blackberry and Brie Stuffed Puff Pastry Bites.
What you will need: (this recipe yielded 9)
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed and cut into 9 squares
18 blackberries (frozen are okay, just thaw first)
2-3 T blackberry jam
4 oz brie cheese cut into small squares
Flour for dusting
Egg wash (1 egg, 1-2 T water, slightly beaten)
What you will do:
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a baking dish or line with parchment paper.
2. Cut puff pastry into 9 squares. In each square put one piece of brie, 2 blackberries and a dollop of blackberry jam. With the egg wash, wet the edges of the puff pastry squares and fold together at the edges, bringing opposite corners together and giving a light squeeze to get the edges to stick.
3. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with honey (not in original recipe) and serve warm.
As you can see, I experimented with the shapes of my bites. I would have to say the most successful was folding opposite corners together like a little parcel.
After I made these I started thinking about other fillings. Next time I will try blue cheese, figs and honey but the possibilities are endless.
Puff pastry can be found at most grocery stores in their frozen dessert section. It comes in a long rectangular box and usually has two sheets inside.
Thank you Pinterest for bringing these to my attention and now I am paying it forward.
Cheers and happy eating!