As The Jolly Hostess is gallivanting along the beautiful beaches of Antigua (no, I’m not jealous at all), I am stuck in a cold and windy Chicago, needing something sweet. As most of my friends and dinner guests can attest, I love to make the most complicated dishes possible. What they don’t know, is that my favorite dessert is as simple as any hostess with a full-time job and thirty seconds of personal time could hope for. This dessert looks and tastes sophisticated, but consists of only two ingredients and takes all of five minutes to put together.
1 Box Puff Pastry Sheets (defrosted)
Preserves (whatever the flavor of the night might be)
…and in the wise words of Bugs Bunny, “That’s All Folks!”
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, and get to filling. Puff pastry is found in the freezer section, so you’ll need to defrost the pastry before it’s usable. Cut the pastry sheets into nine – 3″x 3″ pieces. Dollop 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of your filling on each piece of pastry. You can use preserves (I use preserves over jelly as they’re thicker, have a lower sugar content and tend not to run off the sides of the pastry), lemon curd, chocolate (I’m a big fan of using the Dove Dark Chocolate pieces) or anything your imagination will allow.
To close the pastry to form the “pillows,” pinch the opposite sides together (wet the corners with water to make the pastry a bit more sticky so they’ll stay together), then gather the two remaining corners and pinch.
*Cover your baking sheet with foil, parchment paper, or a Silpat sheet liner for easy cleanup.
Bake for approx. 18 min, or until golden on top.
Let cool five minutes before serving.
One of my favorite aspects of this dessert is that you can prep it before dinner, and throw it in the oven to bake during your meal, and by the time you’re finished, you’ll have a warm flaky-sweet dessert to serve your guests. You can pair this with vanilla ice cream for a more rich and elegant dish.
Thank you to The Jolly Hostess for the amazing opportunity to guest post! I hope you enjoy these tasty little bites!
-the Quirky Hostess