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Blackberry Bonanza

The dark blue color of blackberries ensures they have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Antioxidants, well-known for lowering the risk of a number of cancers, are a huge bonus, but be aware the berries are best consumed in their natural state to get the full benefits. Consumption of blackberries can also help to promote the healthy tightening of tissue, which is a great non-surgical procedure to make skin look younger. Prolonged consumption also helps keeps your brain alert, thereby maintaining clarity of thought and good memory. Much like spinach, raisins, apples, plums and grapes, blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, but other nutritional benefits include a very low sodium count and having only 62 calories per cup. The blackberry is small in size but large in nutritional facts!

Blackberry Puff Pastry
  • Ingredients

    1 (10 ounce) package frozen puff pastry shells, thawed
    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup turbinado sugar
    1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries 

  • Additional Information

    Original recipe makes 12 servings
    PREP 15 mins
    COOK 15 mins
    READY IN 30 mins

Additional Information

Original recipe makes 12 servings
PREP 15 mins
COOK 15 mins
READY IN 30 mins

Ingredients

1 (10 ounce) package frozen puff pastry shells, thawed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries 

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
  3. Place the puff pastry shells on the prepared cookies sheet. Brush each shell with milk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until shells expand and turn golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Watch closely to make sure shells bake thoroughly, but do not overbake. Remove shells from oven, and use a fork to remove the cap from each shell. Set the caps aside.
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into each shell. Top with 6 to 8 blackberries. Place a puff pastry cap on top of each shell over the berries.
  6. Return filled pastry shells to oven, and bake until pastry tops are golden brown and the filling is warm, about 5 minutes more.
Blackberry Puff Pastry
  • Ingredients

    1 (10 ounce) package frozen puff pastry shells, thawed
    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup turbinado sugar
    1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries 

  • Additional Information

    Original recipe makes 12 servings
    PREP 15 mins
    COOK 15 mins
    READY IN 30 mins

Additional Information

Original recipe makes 12 servings
PREP 15 mins
COOK 15 mins
READY IN 30 mins

Ingredients

1 (10 ounce) package frozen puff pastry shells, thawed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries 

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
  3. Place the puff pastry shells on the prepared cookies sheet. Brush each shell with milk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until shells expand and turn golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Watch closely to make sure shells bake thoroughly, but do not overbake. Remove shells from oven, and use a fork to remove the cap from each shell. Set the caps aside.
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into each shell. Top with 6 to 8 blackberries. Place a puff pastry cap on top of each shell over the berries.
  6. Return filled pastry shells to oven, and bake until pastry tops are golden brown and the filling is warm, about 5 minutes more.