Puff Pastry, Frozen Yogurt and a Berry Sauce

by zesty on September 4, 2009 · 13 comments

So here is the scoop.  I took some time to dive back into the zestycook.com archives and browse over what has transpired over the last 12 months.  It has been exciting and I am really having a blast blogging.  Sometimes I wonder what it is like to be on the other end and reading what I write.  Some posts are better than others but overall they are not too bad (if I do say so myself).  My goal with zesty has always been to deliver great content for pure enjoyment or to help solve a problem.

The problem could be that you are starving and need a fun, simple recipe.  Or how to thicken the sauce that is way to thin and your guests are sitting in the dining room.  I really want you to enjoy coming here everyday and so for that I try to deliver some practical ideas, fun posts, simple recipes, healthy ideas and of course great pictures.

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With that being said, I decided on a last minute recipe when I found out some guests were coming over about 90 minutes before dinner.

I poked around the fridge and I saw some fresh picked blueberries and raspberries - I was excited.  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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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).

The 10 minute dessert had some rave reviews which is always good.  It is nice to finish off the meal on a high note in case the guests come back again.  It is hard to believe another week is gone and a long weekend coming up.  Tell me your big weekend plans.
Take care

zesty

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1 Lindsey (Mrs. LC)

I love how some of the simplest desserts turn out the best!

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2 Lizzy

puff pastry is so easy to deal with, and your dessert here looks amazing! what other recipes do you have?

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3 Pam

OMG…glorious!

Just relaxing this weekend. Just bought a motor home, so we would of been going camping, but the frig needs a new cooling unit (getting it fixed)…bummer, but we will have fun anywhoo!

Enjoy!

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4 Marisa (Trim The Fat)

I usually stress myself out with some labor-intensive dessert when company comes! I’ll definitely try this; it looks fancy, but simple! Love!

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5 Gina

I agree, your posts are fun to read, and very informative! This dessert looks so good, and simple! I love yours tips at the end too, they are always helpful.

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6 Lindsay

I love how such a simple dessert can be such a special end to a meal.

I’m relaxing this weekend. Can’t wait!

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7 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

That looks great, and right up my family’s alley. I may have to try it next time I have company!

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8 VeggieGirl

Fantastic dessert!! Can’t beat puff pastry when you have a big party to feed :-D

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9 Kelli

Looks so good. Can’t wait to try this one.

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10 Jen @ MaplenCornbread

Now this is what I call fast yet elegant! YUM!!!

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11 Lesley

I like your freezing berries tip. I have some in my freezer right now that were not frozen so nicely that are stuck together and I always avoid them! Ha.

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12 Biz

I love the idea of this – it would be such a WOW dessert at a dinner party!

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13 Amy Green - Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

I need to figure out how to make puff pastry gluten free…I’m sure it’s possible to get really close. Love that you looked back through your old posts – I’ve done it a couple of times and am either shocked that it was good or wonder what I was thinking when I published something. In one post I was talking about antioxidents and vitamins in spinach. Ugh. Boring.

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