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Gorgeous puff pastry is filled with chilled vanilla pastry cream and topped with sweet strawberries! Perfect make-ahead light dessert for a dinner party.

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2 hours chill time

12 puff pastry cups
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Berries & Cream in Puff Pastry
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
Plan For

2 hours chill time

Yield :
12 puff pastry cups


  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 12 puff pastry shells, cooked and cooled


  1. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a simmer. Gradually add the sugar mixture in to milk, whisking constantly.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens slightly, about 8 minutes.
  4. Whisk in egg yolks, then cook, stirring, until slightly thicker, about 2 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in butter.
  5. Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Add vanilla extract, cover tightly and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.
  6. Fill puff pastry shells with pastry cream and top with strawberries. Serve immediately.


Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Jessica Segarra @TheNoviceChef.

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