It’s been ages since we shared an easy three-ingredient dessert recipe, and this one is one of the tastiest! Close your ice and picture yourself holding one of these delicate pastry squares, light as air and incredibly crunchy. Now, feel the warm cherry jam kissing your lips. This recipe might be simple, but the result is terrific!
When I started experimenting with frozen puff pastry, I had little faith. Still, it turns out the versatile and readily available ingredients can become edible works of art with little effort!
Here’s how to make three-ingredient cherry jam pastries for your next get-together or dinner party. These will not disappoint, and they’re so easy to make you can have the kids help out in the kitchen.
To make these crackly pastry squares, you’ll need frozen puff pastry. A ten-ounce package is large enough to make between ten and twelve two-bite pastries. You’ll need to thaw the pastry, though, so bring it down to the fridge the night before.
The secret behind crispy pastries is baking them in at high heat, which means preheating the oven at least 15-20 minutes before you put the baking sheet in the oven.
So, what you do with these is spread the puff pastry dough on a floured surface and dust it with sugar. That’s about it. The sugar will melt nicely, giving the pastries a glossy look. You also want to make a dimple in each pasty square for the cherry jam; otherwise, you’ll make a mess.
Given the circumstances, this recipe is as easy as dessert recipes get, and the result is more than pretty; it’s Instagrammable! Bake these for between fifteen and twenty minutes, but monitor the pastries, as they can start to char just like that. Puff pastry can be moody sometimes, especially at high temperatures. With that said, here’s the recipe. Enjoy!
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Flour a clean surface and roll the puff pastry until one-half-inch thick.
Dust the puff pastry with the sugar and cut into 2–3-inch squares.
Place the puff pastry on the baking tray and use the back of a spoon to form a dimple in each.
Scoop the cherry compote over each puff pastry square.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until crackly and golden.
Allow to cool before serving.