Berries have been on sale lately so I’ve been making danishes and strudels all week. The berry compote that goes inside a danish is so delicious that I wanted to try it with a sweetened cream cheese.
These cups can be served with coffee for breakfast or with an espresso for dessert. Either way, this gorgeous treat takes no time at all!
Here is what you need:
1 Package of Ready to Bake Pastry Cups
1 Tablespoon of Water
1 6oz of Blueberries
1 6oz of Blackberries
1 6 oz of Raspberries
1 6oz of Strawberries
1 Cup of Sugar
1 8oz Package of Cream Cheese
1/2 Teaspoon of Almond Extract
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1/4-1/2 Cup of Confectioners Sugar
1 oz of White Chocolate
2 Tablespoons of Heavy Whipping Cream
Preheat your oven to 475. Beat your egg and water to make an egg wash and brush it on top of your frozen pastry cups. Place all 6 on parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.
While your pastry cups bake, combine all of your berries into a bowl and smash. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir thoroughly. Place the bowl in the microwave for 18 minutes stirring 3-4 times.
Melt the white chocolate and cream in a small saucepan on low heat and set aside.
Your pastry cups should be done. Take them out and remove the tops with a fork. Also, remove as much of the dough on inside as you can without putting a hole in the cup. This has to be done delicately. Then, with your fork, press the remaining dough to the bottom and sides of the cup. You want to be sure you have space to fill these. Put back in the oven for 3 more minutes for extra crispiness. Set aside and let cool.
Take your berries out and stir. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Combine the cream cheese, almond extract, vanilla extract and confectioners sugar and beat until fluffy. Add 2 teaspoons of the white chocolate mixture and continue to beat.
*Pipe the cream cheese mixture into your pastry cups and use a fork to press the mixture into the cup. Next, place a spoonful of berry compote on top. I added a small dot of cream cheese on top for decoration but that’s optional.
*I put the cream cheese mixture into a baggie and snipped off one of the corners of the baggies and used this to pipe the mixture into the cup.