Fruit Frenzy Pastry Cups

 Super easy to make Pastry Cups filled with Whipped Cream and finished with Fresh Fruit. The perfect summer dessert!

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It struck me on Wednesday that Memorial Day weekend is next week. How crazy is that? Please tell me I’m not the only one who was clueless until two days ago…

Once I realized that summer is just around the corner, my fruit cravings immediately set in. So of course it was only a matter of time before I would make a dessert featuring some of my favorite fruits.

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They had to be miniature and come together in a matter of minutes. I am the least person who wants to be trapped inside working on dessert while the beautiful Minnesota summer lasts – time is of the essence. We’re not taking any second of the warm rays for granted :).

I am tempted to say that you only need 3 ingredients to make these. Puff pastry, whipped cream and the third one being fruit. Can I count that as one ingredient? I’m confused, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that fruit counts as one ingredient. You could use only one kind of fruit after all. But let’s get not too technical. Okay? Good. I love it when we can agree on life’s most pressing questions.

fruity-pastry-cups So tell me, do you have any special plans for Memorial Day? Any traditions or fun parties to go to? Our family heads up to northern Minnesota for a couple of days every year. We get to hang out on the lake, go to flea markets and antique stores, play games and always pay a visit to the local candy store for some of the best fudge I’ve ever had! I am drooling just thinking about it, ha. If we don’t eat it all as fast as we usually do, I’ll be sure to take some pics and show you what I’m talking about :).

Since we cook most of our own meals when we’re up at the cabin, I had one more inspiration for this dessert. A recipe that comes together in as little time as possible, but still tastes incredible.

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This is such a light and airy, but more than satisfying dessert. Not too sweet, perfectly balanced, fresh and scoring at least 100 points in the adorable department. I can already tell that these will be made over and over again this summer. I’d be crazy not to.

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You certainly don’t have to wait until Memorial Day to prepare a batch. The sooner the better.

Hope you have a very happy and relaxing weekend ahead. Happy Friday!!

Fruit Frenzy Pastry Cups
Yields 9
Fruit Frenzy Pastry Cups come together in no time and taste like summer in your mouth. You want be able to stop eating these.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 sheet puff pastry, slightly thawed
  2. 2 1/4 cup whipped cream
  3. fresh or frozen fruit, cut into pieces (I used kiwis, peaches, strawberries, and blackberries)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  2. 1. Unfold your sheet of puff pastry and cut into 3 strips (following the lines where it was folded). Cut each strip into 3 equal squares. You should have a total of 9 squares.
  3. 2. Press puff pastry squares into the prepared muffin tins with the corners of each square slightly hanging over the edge of each individual muffin cup.
  4. 3. Next line the inside of each puff pastry cup with a small piece of parchment paper. Fill with pie weights or dried beans (this is called blind baking to prevent the dough from rising in the middle and create the hollow space that you will fill with the whipped cream and fruit).
  5. 4. Place into oven and bake for 8 minutes. Remove pie weights and parchment paper from each pastry cup and return to the oven and bake for another 2 minutes or until cups are golden brown.
  6. 5. Remove from the oven and let pastry cups cool in muffin tins.
  7. 6. Once cooled, pipe or spoon whipped cream into each individual pastry cup (about 1/4 cup each). Top with desired fruit and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Dessert Cups are best when enjoyed immediately.
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  1. These are so gorgeous Kathi! I love how simple this recipe is ๐Ÿ™‚ And as always such pretty photos! I don’t really have any set plans for memorial day, but excited my husband will be off work! I hope you have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Where is your favorite fudge shop?? Mine is in Grand Marais MN – Beth’s fudge!! Have you been there?? I always forget you’re from MN too, Kathi! I absolutely love memorial weekend, it’s big in my family! We go to Northern WI to a house we have there…lots of the fam. On memorial day we visit cemeteries and have a big BBQ. I love that it’s like the kick off to SUMMER. Finally, now lets just hope the weather gets nice, and stays nice! This dessert does look fabulous though – simple, fruity and light, which is ideal for summer. Pinned for later, thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I’m hosting a bridal shower in a few weeks, and these would be a perfect dessert! It’s going to be outside, and might get a little warm towards the end. These cute little fruit pastry cups will the be best treat. Thanks for the idea!

  4. these are nice desserts for a summer party!

  5. The pastry cups are beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat…almost! They are a perfect spring/summer treat with that pop of color. Pinned!

  6. I also cannot believe that Memorial Weekend is next weekend! That is the kick off for summer!!! And since it snowed for a few hours this morning in Chicagoland I am really having a hard time believing that summer is here!!! I love this fresh little pastry cups! I am ready for as much fruit in my life as possible!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. how cute are these!!! seriously perfect for Memorial Day, love it!

  8. I love how cute these little cups are! I never thought to put puff pastry into a little muffin tin, what a great idea. The fresh fruits here are delicious – I can see this being a huge hit at a potluck!

  9. So pretty! Love how easy they are too. Thanks for sharing!

  10. They’re so cute! I’m living in Calgary, so I completely agree that we don’t waste any warm rays here either! And also agree that the long week-end totally came out of nowhere. These guys look fresh, simple and delicious…perfect for the official ‘summer’…(please tell me it’s not going below freezing anymore, pleeease?!)

  11. How adorable our these little mini fruit pastry cups!? I don’t know why mini desserts always catch my eye. It must be their obvious cuteness or something. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pinned!

  12. Goodness. Beautiful desserts. I wouldn’t be able to resist eating them though ๐Ÿ™‚ They are pretty and delicious. The best kind!

  13. How pretty! I just want to dig into the flaky pastry. Love that they’re simple to make, but look so polished. Awesome pictures too, Kathi! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Kathi, you know that I am a sucker for mini desserts, and these are right up my alley! Buttery pastry, whipped cream, and fresh fruit? Yes please! Also, I demand pictures of fudge this summer–no scarfing until we get photographic evidence!

  15. These pastry cups are so pretty Kathi! I love how simple the recipe is too – such a great idea! Hope you’re having an awesome Memorial Day weekend so far ๐Ÿ™‚

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