Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert Recipe

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Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert Recipe
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Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert Recipe

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Served with a creamy, full-bodied dip, sugared puff pastry stars and a fresh berry medley make a festive dessert. It's pretty, delicious and easy to prepare for the Fourth of July or any summer gathering. —Gail Sykora, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Directions

On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured star-shaped cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Brush lightly with water and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cool.
In a large bowl, combine berries and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Place sour cream in a small serving bowl; fold in whipped cream.
Place bowl on a serving platter. Spoon berry mixture onto platter; top with pastry stars. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p68

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 332 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured star-shaped cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Brush lightly with water and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine berries and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Place sour cream in a small serving bowl; fold in whipped cream.
  3. Place bowl on a serving platter. Spoon berry mixture onto platter; top with pastry stars. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p68

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kellielli User ID: 5885757 96041
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"Loved it!!! Even the pickiest eater in the house couldn't get enough!"

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