Made at Home: Strawberry, Basil & Lemon Pastries

Last night, I picked up some puff pastry sheets at the grocery store before I came home. I used some of our leftover pumpkin & ricotta filling from our pumpkin ravioli to make a few pumpkin puffs and mixed up some fresh spinach, ricotta, and goat cheese to make pseudo spanikapita. While Mike and I both enjoyed the pastries I think we were both left craving something a little sweeter. Since I still had one sheet of puff pastry left, I decided to make a sweeter pastry tonight. I mixed a few spoons of strawberry compote with some chopped fresh basil, lemon zest, and a few squirts of lemon. I spooned the filling into some different shapes of pastry dough – stars, squares, circles, and triangles, baked at 375 for about 20 minutes, and dusted with powdered sugar. The result? A delicious, crispy pastry that satisfies both mine and Mike’s sweet tooth (at least for tonight)!


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