Amaretto Blueberry Puff Pastries are a warm and sweet pastry filled with a blueberry sauce with cinnamon, nutmeg, and amaretto. Top with toasted shaved almonds for a light crunch, these make the perfect breakfast snack with coffee or for a brunch gathering.
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (this takes about 30–40 min to thaw, so take this out of the freeze and leave it on the counter to it’s ready for when you want to make these)
1/3 cup shaved almonds
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons Amaretto liquor
1. Heat oven to 350. Pour the shaved almonds onto a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until browned and toasted. Once they are toasted, remove from the oven and increase oven temperature to 400.
2. In a medium sized pot, pour in the blueberries over medium heat, lightly mash them a few times with a large fork or potato masher to break up some of the blue berries and let the juices out. You don’t want to break all of them, but you do need some of them to be mashed. Once there is some juice in the bottom of the pot, add both the white and brown sugar, as well as the lemon juice. Stir so the sugars dissolve. Next pour in the amaretto, the cinnamon, nutmeg, and corn starch. Heat to a light simmer, then reduce heat to low. Stir until thickened. If this blueberry sauce is watery, add corn starch a teaspoon at a time to re-thicken. If you add more corn starch, you’ll need to heat the sauce to bubbly for the thickening process to happen. This whole process of making the sauce will take about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour into a bowl and allow to cool before filling the pastries.
3. To form the pastry cups, see the instruction photos above. Using a pizza cutter, slice the sheet of puff pastry into 11 or 12 strips, I did 12 although one strip was very thin. Then, take each strip of the puff pastry and twist into a spiral. Last, take each spiraled strip and wrap it around until you have a circular pastry cup. Press down in each center to make a well where the blueberry sauce can be poured. If you didn’t look at the instructional photos please do this, just scroll up. It’s a bit hard to explain the process and the photos will help you work with the puff pastry to get the correct method and shape.
4. Place each each unfilled pastry onto a lightly greased baking tray. Bake unfilled at 400 for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, fill with blueberry sauce, then bake another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with some shaved almonds.
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