Cream Cheese Filling
1 8-oz block cream cheese
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Strawberry Pastry Diamond
Makes 9 pastries
1 sheet thawed puff pastry
5 strawberries, halved with stems removed
9 Tbsp. cream cheese filling, recipe above
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cut the puff pastry into 9 equal squares.
Taking one of the squares, fold one of the edges to the opposite edge.
Leaving a ½-centimeter border, cut about ¾ of the way from the bottom of the triangle to the tip on both sides, making sure the cuts do not touch.
Unfold the square.
Taking the top flap, fold it toward the 2 cuts near the bottom.
Take the bottom flap and fold it toward the top edge.
Place about a tablespoon of the cream cheese filling in the middle, then place a strawberry half on top.
Repeat with the remaining pastry squares.
Bake for 15–20 minutes until pastry is golden brown and puffed.
Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar!
Raspberry Pastry Flower
Makes 4 pastries
Please see the 2nd Page for Directions