Patriotic Puff Pastry

This strawberry Patriotic Puff Pastry is the perfect 4th of July or Memorial Day dessert! It is so easy to make, especially when using frozen puff pastry dough. We used a frozen sheet of puff pastry, thawed to room temperature, and scored the edges to create a border.

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Puff Pastry

Patriotic Puff Pastry

These puff pastry pockets are filled with red jelly and then they’re topped with blue sprinkles and white chocolate drizzle.  They’re for breakfast, they’re for lunch, and they’re for dessert!  And they’re kind of perfect for a patriotic holiday like Memorial Day or 4th of July or just a spring/summer treat. The little puff pastry gold stars are the perfect touch!

This strawberry Patriotic Puff Pastry is the perfect 4th of July or Memorial Day dessert with blue sprinkles and white chocolate drizzle.

The 4th of July happens to be one of my FAVORITE holidays! Not only do I love that we get to celebrate our country and our freedom, but I love BBQs, potlucks, and get-togethers with family and friends! The recipe starts with a few simple summer ingredients that you might already have on hand. If you don’t have puff pastry dough at home, you can find it in the freezer section of just about any grocery store.

Puff Pastry

Separate the two sheets of thawed Puff Pastry on a flat surface.  Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles (about 3.5″ x 4.5″ each).  Then, use a star cookie cutter to cut stars out of 1/2 of the squares. Consider looking in your collection of Christmas cookie cutters and see if you already have a star-shaped one!

Puff Pastry with Stars

Place the bottom pastry on a baking sheet. I like to use parchment paper when working with puff pastry. Then, spread a thin layer of strawberry jelly in the middle. Be sure to not use too much jelly because it might spill out during baking. Plus, you can add more jelly into the star shapes after they bake.

Strawberry Pastry Recipe

Using a fork, seal the top layer of the pastry together with the bottom layer. Kids are great at this job! Aren’t they just so cute already?!

Puff Pastry with Stars

Next, you will apply a thin layer of egg wash. This helps seal the pastry shut and create that beautiful golden flakey color and texture. What is an egg wash? It’s so simple! It’s simply 1 egg with a splash of water mixed together.

Egg Wash

Patriotic Puff Pastry

Just look at how pretty they already are! Patriotic, 4th of July-themed desserts are super fun to make.

Puff Pastry with Stars

Don’t forget about the golden stars! On a separate baking sheet, lay out the puff pastry stars and brush a little egg wash on them as well.

Puff Pastry Stars

Once the pastries are done baking, drizzle some white chocolate (or white candy melts) on top and add blue sprinkles. To make the red stars really pop, melt a little more red jelly in a microwave-safe bowl and gently spoon a little extra melted jelly into the stars.

This strawberry Patriotic Puff Pastry is the perfect 4th of July or Memorial Day dessert with blue sprinkles and white chocolate drizzle.

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Patriotic Puff Pastry

This strawberry Patriotic Puff Pastry is the perfect 4th of July or Memorial Day dessert with blue sprinkles and white chocolate drizzle.
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This strawberry Patriotic Puff Pastry is the perfect 4th of July or Memorial Day dessert with blue sprinkles and white chocolate drizzle.

You Will Need

  • Puff pastry dough – thawed
  • Strawberry jelly (or any red jelly)
  • 1 Egg
  • White candy melts
  • Blue sprinkles

Other supplies needed:

  • Small star cookie cutter
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Basting brush
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Baggie
  • Microwave-safe bowls

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Prepare baking sheet(s) with parchment paper
  3. Cut the pastry dough into 6 rectangles (about 3.5″ x 4.5″)
  4. Using the cookie cutter, cut stars into 1/2 of the pastry dough
  5. Place the bottom halves on a baking sheet
  6. Spread a thin layer of strawberry jelly on the center of each sheet (about 1 tablespoon)
  7. Using a fork, connect the top and bottom of the pastries
  8. Whisk 1 egg with a splash of water to create the egg wash
  9. Using a basting brush, spread a thin layer of egg wash on top of the pastries (and the stars!)
  10. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until slightly golden. The stars bake for about 5 minutes.
  11. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate or white candy melts and place the melted chocolate in a baggie
  12. Snip the corner of the baggie and drizzle the white candy over each pastry
  13. Add blue sprinkles

OPTIONAL:

  1. In another microwave-safe container, melt a little more jelly for about 15 seconds or until melted (it melts quickly)
  2. Spoon the melted jelly into the star shapes and let cool

Enjoy! Makes 12 Patriotic Puff Pastries

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