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Lemon and Berry Cheesecake Puffs

Lemon and Berry Cheesecake Puffs

  • Author: Cuts and Crumbles
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 pastries 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Flaky, golden-brown pastries topped with a creamy lemon cheesecake, refreshing lemon curd, and fresh berries! Dusted with powdered sugar and topped with lemon zest, these simple puffs are a sweet and sassy dessert!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 box of puff pastries (both sheets thawed as instructed on the package)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs (1 for cheesecake mixture, 1 for egg wash, if desired)
  • 10 oz jar of lemon curd (I used Dickinson's. This can be found in the jam and jellies aisle)
  • Berries of choice (I used a 6 oz container of both raspberries and blueberries)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Extra lemon zest, if desired

Instructions

  1. Set puff pastry out to thaw as instructed on package.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine 8 oz of cream cheese, 1/4 tsp lemon zest, 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/4 C sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat until smooth, then add in 1 egg and beat until combined.
  3. Once the puff pastries have thawed, slice them into 12 rectangles (6 per sheet). Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Top the pastries evenly with the cheesecake mixture, leaving some space around the edges.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 egg with 1 Tbsp of water and brush along the exposed edges of the pastry. (This step is optional, it will just make the pastries a little more golden brown!)
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow them to cool completely before continuing to the next step.
  7. Once cooled, top the pastries with the lemon curd, spreading evenly with a spoon to cover the cheesecake mixture.
  8. Top with fresh berries
  9. Dust with powdered sugar and some additional lemon zest, if you would like.
  10. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  11. Enjoy! 🙂

Notes

See post notes for step by step image instructions!

Keywords: Easter dessert, summer dessert, kid-friendly baking, lemon dessert, make-ahead

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