One way to win your man's heart over and over again is through a delicious blueberry and almond puffy pastry pie. I'm telling you-it works. Every time I make these I get a bunch of extra kisses and hugs from Matt. He gets pretty giddy if I tell him I'm about to make the "pastry pies!" So, if you are looking to impress your significant other, these will do the trick.
This recipe is easy breezy. Someone who knows nothing about cooking or baking could make these and wow their family and friends. It take such little time and even less effort.
I can't keep these in the house for long. They are gone within 24 hours- I mean, can you blame me?
I have tried this recipe with apples too, and even though it turned out great, the blueberry version takes the cake. That's because, in the hot oven, the blueberries pop and release all of their aromatic juices which mixes in with the rest of the ingredients and creates a flavor explosion in your mouth. O.M.G.
I like to put almonds on top of mine but they are also amazing with some vanilla ice cream (Matt's favorite way) or fresh whipped cream as a topping.
Now that I think about it, I don't think you can go wrong with putting all 3 of those toppings on. Almonds plus vanilla ice cream plus whipped cream. Yummy! I'm making a mental note of that for the future.
I hope you enjoy these!!
BLUEBERRY AND ALMOND PUFF PASTRY PIES
1 small container of fresh blueberries (about 1 cup)
2 Tbsp. white granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 pkg. frozen puff pastry, thawed at room temp for about 20-30 minutes (will still be cold when you use it)
1 Tbsp butter
confectioners sugar for sprinkling
extra sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 425F.
In a small bowl, stir together the blueberries, sugars, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a 10-inch square. Cut the pastry into four quarters and place each piece on a well sprayed cookie sheet.
Divide the blueberry mixture between the 4 puff pastry squares, dot with butter, and fold the edges of the pastry about 1/2-inch over on all sides.
Sprinkle with some extra sugar!
Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
Serve warm. Garnish with almonds and confectioner's sugar or your favorite topping. Serves 4.