This simple yet delicious recipe is certain to please anyone with a sweet tooth. You can use either puff pastry sheets or shells for this recipe. If you use sheets, put the filling in before you cook the pastry, and then cook them all the way in one go. These are equally good warm or cooled, but I advise against reheating them in the microwave or refrigerating them.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

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  • Mix the cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Set aside.

  • Place the puff pastry shells on the prepared cookies sheet. Brush each shell with milk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

  • Bake in preheated oven until shells expand and turn golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Watch closely to make sure shells bake thoroughly, but do not overbake. Remove shells from oven, and use a fork to remove the cap from each shell. Set the caps aside.

  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into each shell. Top with 6 to 8 blackberries. Place a puff pastry cap on top of each shell over the berries.

  • Return filled pastry shells to oven, and bake until pastry tops are golden brown and the filling is warm, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 22.9g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 20.9mg; sodium 174.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
This was fantastic! I baked the shells almost done then filled and left on the counter until about 10 minutes before we were ready to eat them. Popped in the over to heat filling and finish browning the shells and served right away. I had one left over and just put it in a ziploc and left it at room temp overnight. Put it in the over for about 5 min to reheat. I made one without berries for a picky eater and it was also great. I love berries but I would also like to try this with other fruit. Because of the cinnamon chopped apples would be delicious in place of the berries. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2011
I'm making these for tonight however the recipe says 12 servings and a (10 oz.) package of puff pastry shells only has 6 shells in there. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
This was fantastic! I baked the shells almost done then filled and left on the counter until about 10 minutes before we were ready to eat them. Popped in the over to heat filling and finish browning the shells and served right away. I had one left over and just put it in a ziploc and left it at room temp overnight. Put it in the over for about 5 min to reheat. I made one without berries for a picky eater and it was also great. I love berries but I would also like to try this with other fruit. Because of the cinnamon chopped apples would be delicious in place of the berries. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2008
This was really great and easy. I had to use the pastry sheets because the store had no shells. I was being very lazy, so I cut the sheets into nine pieces each and basically made "raviolis' by putting one piece on bottom-adding ingredients-one piece on top and then pinched the edges together. They were much better cold. I shared them with the neighbors who loved them too! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Five stars for the great taste! I used frozen berries and that was a mistake that caused the pastry filling to be very runny, so I definitely don't recommend frozen berries in this recipe. I used pastry sheets rather than shells and I didn't have turbinado sugar so I just sprinkled brown sugar and I think that worked quite well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2007
Great recipe! I made it for Christmas dessert and everyone loved it. I replaced the blackberries for blueberries and it was a hit. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2008
I made this with blueberries and leftover puff pastry and it was delicious! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
It was not only really good it was quick and easy. We will be making this a lot more often! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2008
out of the three puff pastry desserts i made my husband liked this the best. he even ate the ones i put away for my brother. i ate mine with whip cream and he ate his without. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2010
Easy tastes great very pretty. You can't ask for much more. Followed the recipe and these were enjoyed by everyone that tried them. As the author recommends not to refrigerate I agree that they should be eaten within a couple of hours of preparing them. I put the leftover tart in the fridge for my son to have when he came in from work. Although the cream was better chilled the pastry was slightly tough and a little hard to eat. Still delicious though and eaten without any complaint! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
These are wonderful. I used a sheet of puff pastry instead of the shells and cut into 12 pieces for tiny little pastries. There is way too much filling when you do it this way but it's very tasty so I'll use it as a fruit dip. I overfilled them a bit but it all turned out just fine. Since my rectangles were so small one blackberry per pastry was about all I could get in there. I folded over into little triangles. I don't have turbinado sugar which is made from sugar cane extract and is crystallized. Brown sugar is an accepted substitute though so I used that. They turned out just lovely--my only problem is going to be how to stop eating these things!!! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2011
I'm making these for tonight however the recipe says 12 servings and a (10 oz.) package of puff pastry shells only has 6 shells in there. Read More
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