A Last Minute Puff!

by zesty on February 13, 2012 · 1 comment


It is Freezing.

I mean damn cold.  With the wind chill, -32 Celsius ( Fahrenheit conversion -25.6 ).  That is down right cold.

What better way to combat the cold weather than with a cold dessert.  I know, I know…. not really what you were expecting but that is part of the fun.

I poked around the freezer and I saw some fresh picked blueberries and raspberries - I was excited.  I popped them on the counter and let them thaw at room temperature I then knew that I had just bought some Vanilla frozen yogurt (which seems to go well with fruit ).  Then for some reason  I thought all this in a puff pastry would be superb.  Both light and slightly sweet but not too overwhelming after a big dinner. All I needed was some puff pastry – off to the grocery store I go.  Don’t go to far – I will be back!

And I am back!  This dessert simply rocked! Stupid easy yet so powerful. Here is how it came together.  I ended up finding some prepared fresh pastry at the bakery – so that was a bonus.


  • 6 Puff Pastry
  • 1 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp. Apple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Corn Starch
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
  • 6 Scoops of frozen Yogurt


  1. Warm a saucepan over medium heat; melt brown sugar, apple juice and berries.  Stir slowly for about 6-10 minutes.
  2. Bring to a slow boil, as the berries break down the sauce will loosen.  If the sauce is too thin, mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl and add to the sauce.
  3. Once you add it to the sauce bring back to a full boil to ensure the cornstarch will activate to its full thickening power.
  4. Slowly monitor the sauce, if it becomes to thick, simply add more apple juice or water.
  5. Place pastry in plate and spoon frozen yogurt inside, then cover with sauce.
  6. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Buying fresh berries in season can be a great way to stock up for the winter.  To freeze them effectively,  line them on a cookie sheet with some parchment paper and freeze them for a few hours, than you can bag them (they will not stick together).

Alright, I better go here.  I am going to huddle by the fireplace, have some breakfast and get to work.  Talk to you on Wednesday.

Take care


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