Monday, August 2, 2021

Cream Cheese and Cherry Pastries

These cream cheese cherry pastries are so tasty,  and my two youngest granddaughters helped me with them.  Little ones love to help!  

Harper spread the cherry on and Hayden sprinkled the sparkling sugar around the edges.  

My cherry teacup was given to me several years ago.  Doesn't it look like it should be in a diner?

Recently I applied for certification for Wildlife Habitat for my yard.  My son, Mike, stained and notched a piece of wood and applied the sign to it. 

Yield: 9
Author: Kitty
Cream Cheese Cherry Pastries

Cream Cheese Cherry Pastries

These are delicious tarts using puff pastry for the base.


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • about 1/2 cup of cherry pie filling (jams, preserves or other pie fillings would be good, too.)
  • 1 egg
  • Sparkling or coarse sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Beat the cream cheese with the sugar and the vanilla an almond extracts.  Put aside.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry slightly and then cut into 9 squares and place on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet.  Using a knife, score a line about 1/2" from the edges of each square, being careful not to cut all the way through. This will help the edges to puff up.  Poke a few holes in the center of each pastry with a fork.
  4. Spread a heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese filling in the center of each pastry, and then top with about a tablespoon of cherry pie filling.
  5. Whisk the egg in a small bowl and then using a pastry brush, brush the edges of the pastries with the egg .  Sprinkle with the sparkling sugar.
  6. Bake  for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. 


Try other pie fillings, jams, preserves, or lemon curd.

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. Hello Kitty. Your pastries look delicious, and what a pretty cup to accompany them. How great to have your garden a wildlife habitat. Mike did a good job of the sign post.

  2. Yummy! What a way to kick off August. Congrats on the wildlife habitat application.

  3. The pastry looks delicious and I love the cherry cup and saucer. Yes, it looks exactly like it would be in a diner. Lovely your little grands come and have baking classes and tea parties with you. How sweet you have a wildlife habitat in your own backyard! Happy week dear Kitty........

  4. Mike done a great job on that sign. GO MIKE! Your pastry looks delightful and I love that cup. You make the most delicious looking goodies ever Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Your pastry looks delicious Kitty and how fun to have your grand girls to help in your Kozy Kitchen! Love that you're yard is certified! I know the birds and critters must be happy to have your waterfall! Stay cool ♥

  6. Tell your grands that they are pastry chefs...impressive! Brava!
    I've never made a pastry like this. What's the difficulty quotient?

  7. It looks perfect for a tea. I really like your diner tea cup.

  8. Congrats on receiving the wildlife habitat certification for your garden!

    Your cherry pastries and cute teacup would go perfectly with one of my cherry teas!

  9. Surely you went to your local French Patisserie and purchased those cream cheese cherry pastries?? You are quite the patissier, Kitty. Such a cheery table setting today. Love the tea cup. How fabulous your backyard is now certified for Wildlife Habitat. A fabulous sign. Does this mean I will catch a glimpse of a sweet bear enjoying tea and cake with you next time I visit? =)

  10. What a great recipe. I guessed it used puff pastry before looking at the recipe. =) Always a warm greeting with your cheery cherry teacup. It would be perfect for a diner. How sweet for your lovely new sign too. Congrats! Thanks for sharing. XO

  11. How happy your table is!Love the pretty teacup and the cute red hen.

  12. Oh, my mouth is watering! Love your little red hen and sweet teacup. My daughter loves cherry pie and her birthday is coming up so this will be perfect to serve! So nice to have sweet helpers in the kitchen. Love that you have a certified wildlife habitat. Sending hugs xo K

  13. Kitty, your cherry pastries look amazing. I love cream cheese pastries, and sure wish I had one of those yummy treats right now! A big congrats on your habitat thing. That is really something to be proud of. Well done, friend. ♥

  14. The cherry tea cup is one of the prettiest I've ever seen! Enjoy your week. Hope you get to sit outside and enjoy some summer moments.

  15. Your pastry looks delicious. It looks easy enough to make. Love your sweet little cherry teacup. it does look like the old fashioned diner cup. Kudos ton getting the wildlife habitat certification. Mike did an amazing job on the sign.

  16. I used to work with a large group of Turkish ex-pats, and they made so many wonderful desserts and breakfast foods from puff pastry. Your pastry looks delicious and your setting is so cheerful! Love red and white.

  17. Oh yum Kitty, the pastry looks so good, and even sweeter that your grand girls helped make it! I love puff pastry, it is magical stuff!

  18. Oh, my, Kevin and Zach would love this! Kevin's mom used to make something called "Cherry Delight" and this reminds me of it. Thank you so much for sharing! God bless you, sweet friend. And, yes, I agree that your cup looks like it should be in an old-time diner!!

  19. I love cherries, they are my favorite preserves for toast or English Muffins. These sound delicious and how wonderful that you let the girls help you. They will always remember that! Love your wildlife habitat sign and congratulations, Kitty!

  20. Your pastry does look tasty.
    I think Mike did a super job on your sign :)

    All the best Jan


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