Honey Glazed Apple and Blueberry Pastry Cups

Honey-Glazed Apple and Blueberry Pastry Cups

These simple Honey-Glazed Apple and Blueberry Pastry Cups are amazing! Loaded with blueberries and apples, and a touch of cinnamon.  All in a fluffy cream cheese (cheesecake-like) filling, topped with a sweet honey glaze.  Yum! Is your mouth watering yet?

Just like our  Breakfast Roulade, this recipe calls for puff pastry.  I love using store-bought puff pastry because it simplifies the entire dessert-making process, allowing you to concentrate on what’s really important – the filling!

Honey Glazed Apple and Blueberry Pastry Cups

The filling ingredients:

  • cream cheese, softened at room temperature – I use the Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese brick (original)
  • large egg – gives the filling a rich and smooth texture
  • brown sugar – can be substituted for granulated white sugar
  • ground cinnamon – I love apples with cinnamon!  I add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, if you prefer less of the cinnamon flavor, you can add 1/2 teaspoon instead.
  • pure vanilla extract – to enhance all flavors in the pastry and to add a touch of vanilla flavor
  • Golden Delicious apples (peeled) – any sweet apple with work great! Dice the apples into very small pieces so they tenderize in the oven
  • blueberries – one cup, rinsed
  • raspberries – raspberries are a little sour, so one raspberry per cup is plenty

How to Prepare the Honey-Glazed Apple and Blueberry Pastry Cups:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Prepare the filling: In a large mixing bowl combine 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 large egg, 1/4 cup of brown sugar,1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Stir well with a fork, or beat on medium speed to combine. Gently stir in the blueberries and diced apples. Set aside.
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  3. Prepare the egg wash: in a small mixing bowl beat together one egg and 1 tablespoon of room temperature water. Set aside.
  4. Unfold the puff pastry and cut each sheet into 12 equal squares (a pizza cutter is great for this). Place one square inside each muffin tin (of a 12-whole tray) and gently press in the dough.
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  5. Fill in each cup with 1 heaping tablespoon of the filling. Distribute any leftover filling, if there is room in the cups. Top each cup with one raspberry and brush the rims of the pastry cups with the egg wash.cream cheese filling in puff pastry cups rosh hashanah
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the cups are golden brown on the sides. Let the cups cool at room temperature for at least 10 minutes and drizzle each cup with the honey.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should I grease the muffin tin before placing the pastry dough?

There is no need to grease the muffin tin because the store-bought puff pastry dough is made with butter or margarine.  You’ll even see the grease in the muffin tin spaces when you take out the baked cups.

How do I store/reheat leftovers?

If, by chance, you do have leftover pastry cups, cover them with a plastic wrap or place in a container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

It’s best to reheat them in an oven-safe dish at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes before serving.  This way they will be more crispy because they do get a little soggy after some time. 

Is honey necessary?

No. It’s not.  But, highly recommended!  A drizzle of pure honey over the pastry cups adds more sweetness to the cups and completed the dessert.  As an option, you can replace honey with maple syrup or agave syrup.

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Honey Glazed Apple and Blueberry Pastry Cups

Honey-Glazed Apple and Blueberry Pastry Cups

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This simple Honey-Glazed Apple and Blueberry Pastry Cups recipe is amazing! Loaded with blueberries and apples and a touch of cinnamon.  All in a fluffy cream cheese filling,

Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed according to package instructions
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the filling:

  • 8 ounces (225 gm) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced Golden Delicious apples (peeled)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 12 raspberries (to place on top of each cup)

For the glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Prepare the filling: In a large mixing bowl combine 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 large egg, 1/4 cup of brown sugar,1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Stir well with a fork, or beat on medium speed to combine. Gently stir in the blueberries and diced apples. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the egg wash: in a small mixing bowl beat together one egg and 1 tablespoon of room temperature water. Set aside.
  4. Unfold the puff pastry and cut each sheet into 12 equal squares (a pizza cutter is great for this). Place one square inside each muffin tin (of a 12-whole tray) and gently press in the dough.
  5. Fill in each cup with 1 heaping tablespoon of the filling. Distribute any leftover filling, if there is room in the cups. Top each cup with one raspberry and brush the rims of the pastry cups with the egg wash.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the cups are golden brown on the sides. Let the cups cool at room temperature for at least 10 minutes and drizzle each cup with the honey.

Notes

- There is no need to grease the muffin tins before placing the dough in the tin cups.

- The cups are best served warm, or at room temperature.

- Cover any leftovers with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It's best to warm up the cups in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. They become more crispy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 34mgSodium 136mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 20gProtein 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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