How to Make Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote

March 28, 2019

( Family Features ) Perfect for a party or simply indulging yourself, these addictive pastry puffs make it hard to stop at one.

Easy to assemble with these step-by-step instructions, the ricotta mixture and fresh strawberry compote are dynamic together, and provide a generous touch of sweetness.

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Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote

2 sheets puff pastry1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 tablespoon water1 package of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced1/2 cup homemade, part-skim or whole milk Ricotta cheese1/4 cup powdered sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 400° F.Cut both puff pastry sheets into nine squares. Make slit in corner of each square toward middle of the pastry. Fold corners to other corners to create pinwheel shape. Brush pastry with 1 tablespoon heavy cream. Combine granulated 1/4 cup granulated sugar and ground cinnamon then sprinkle on each puff pastry.Bake 12-15 minutes, until pastry is golden brown and raised.In medium saucepan on medium to high heat, pour in remaining granulated sugar and water. Once sugar is dissolved, pour in fresh strawberries. Bring mixture to boil then simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until strawberries are broken apart and semi-thick sauce is created. Let chill in refrigerator 2 hours. To chill faster, put in freezer 45 minutes.In medium bowl, using mixer, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In separate medium bowl, combine ricotta, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until fluffy. Return whipped cream to ricotta mixture and whip for 1-2 minutes until mixture is light and fluffy.Spoon ricotta cream into the center of each puff pastry pinwheel. Spoon strawberry compote in middle of ricotta mixture.

Recipe adapted from Milk Means More.