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dark cherry cheese pastries | superman cooks

Dark Cherry Cheese Pastries

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 pastries 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


A sweet yet flavorful breakfast that is perfect to sit on the porch and enjoy with a cup of coffee.


  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla (clear)
  • 15 oz can of dark pitted cherries
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Thaw puff pastry according to manufacture.
  3. Roll out puff pastry to create a 12 x 12" square
  4. Cut in half both directions to create 4-6" squares.
  5. Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl, add sugar and vanilla and mix until combined.
  6. Spray 4-5 in tart or pie pans with cooking spray and place puff pastry in and place 3 tbsp cream cheese mix on top and fold each corner of puff pastry into center.
  7. Repeat until all 8 tarts are complete.
  8. Place on baking sheet and bake until golden brown. About 12-15 minutes.
  9. While they are baking drain juice from cherries into a small saucepan, reserving cherries.
  10. Combine cornstarch with 1/4 C water and whisk until dissolved. Add to cherry juice and cook over medium heat until juice thickens, about 3-5 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat and cool until pastries are done.
  12. Add cherries to thickened juice and mix.
  13. Top each pastry with cherries and enjoy.

Keywords: breakfast, cherry, cream cheese, pastry, puff pastry, dessert

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