by Anza Goodbar
(last updated March 6, 2015)
I love beautiful gourmet foods, however, I do not always have to time to spend in the kitchen creating difficult time consuming recipes. When I found this sweet treat, not only was it beautiful, it was time efficient to create. It is always a favorite when I take it events.
Puff pastry is so simple to work with, yet it looks like it took hours to create and prepare. Any brand of puff pastry will do fine for this recipe. Cooking on a baking stone definitely makes a difference as the stone conducts heat much more efficiently than a metal cookie sheet. It is also important to make sure it is completely thawed, as it will otherwise cook unevenly. Over-cooked puff pastry gets tough and chewy.
Even though there are a lot of steps to assemble this dessert, it is an easy recipe to follow. None of the steps are difficult, they are just detailed in the order in which things are assembled to create a piece of art that will be tough for your guests to cut into, but they will be so glad when they taste the light sweetness of the pastry and fruit.
Yields 16-24 servings.
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