Breakfast pastries on a wooden cutting board next to a wooden rolling pin on a white background (with logo overlay)

Cream Cheese and Berry Breakfast Pastries

Have fun with breakfast by making breakfast pastries out of puff pastry dough with a delicious cream cheese filling topped with fresh fruit.

We love making something new every week for “Big Breakfast Sunday”, and these Cream Cheese and Berry Breakfast Pastries did not disappoint! I like cream cheese on almost anything, and adding fresh berries makes it that much better.

A few weeks ago, we had some puff pastry in the freezer. I bought it for another recipe that we never ended up making. So, I decided to play with it and see what we could make. At first, we made them plain, then I started getting creative with the pastry. I’ve seen photos and videos of some of the fun ways you can cut and fold it, so tried out a simple one.

Once I got the hang of working with the puff pastry, making the Cream Cheese and Berry Breakfast Pastries was pretty easy. And the best part: you can customize them to the fruit you like best and for each season. Since it’s already warm here, we used blueberries and strawberries. In the fall, you can use apples and pears. For the winter try with cranberries or pomegranate. In the spring, try rhubarb or berries if they are in season.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

In a medium mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract until they are creamy. If you have a stand mixer, the paddle attachment works best for this.

Carefully unfold the puff pastry and place it on a lightly floured countertop. Roll the pastry out with a rolling pin until it’s smooth.

Round Pastries

Use a 4-inch round cookie cutter to cut circles in the puff pastry. If you use a 4-inch cutter, you’ll probably get 4 pastries from each piece. After that, you may be able to get one more if you roll it out again from the scraps.

Place the pastries on your baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Use a fork to make a few scores in the pastry.

Place a small scoop of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the pastry, leaving about 1/4″ around the edges.

Top the cream cheese with a few berries.

Make an egg wash by mixing the egg with water and brush it on the exposed pastry.

Bake for about 15-18 minutes, until the pastries are golden and puffed. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

Square Pastries

After rolling the puff pastry, cut it into quarters.

Make to cuts in the shape of a square, without fully cutting two diagonal corners.

Fold the sides over each other to create a square pocket.

Place a small scoop of the cream cheese mixture in the center. Top with the berries. Make an egg wash by mixing the egg with water and brush it on the exposed pastry.

Bake for about 15-18 minutes, until the pastries are golden and puffed. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

Recipe

Breakfast pastries on a wooden cutting board next to a wooden rolling pin on a white background

Cream Cheese and Berry Breakfast Pastries

Have fun with breakfast by making breakfast pastries out of puff pastry dough with a delicious cream cheese filling topped with fresh fruit.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, cream cheese, puff pastry, strawberry
Servings: 8 pastries
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg puff pastry (2 sheets, thawed)
  • 3/4 cup strawberries
  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper
  • In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract until they are creamy
  • Carefully unfold the puff pastry and place it on a lightly floured countertop
  • Roll the pastry out with a rolling pin until it’s smooth
Round Pastries
  • Use a 4-inch round cookie cutter to cut circles in the puff pastry
  • Place the pastries on your baking sheet about 2 inches apart
  • Use a fork to make a few scores in the pastry
  • Place a small scoop of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the pastry, leaving about 1/4″ around the edges
  • Top the cream cheese with a few berries
  • Make an egg wash by mixing the egg with water and brush it on the exposed pastry
  • Bake for about 15-18 minutes, until the pastries are golden and puffed
  • Allow them to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before serving dusted with powdered sugar
Square Pastries
  • After rolling the puff pastry, cut it into quarters
  • Make to cuts in the shape of a square, without fully cutting two diagonal corners
  • Fold the sides over each other to create a square pocket
  • Place a small scoop of the cream cheese mixture in the center
  • Top with the berries
  • Make an egg wash by mixing the egg with water and brush it on the exposed pastry
  • Bake for about 15-18 minutes, until the pastries are golden and puffed
  • Allow them to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before serving dusted with powdered sugar
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Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese and Berry Breakfast Pastries
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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26 thoughts on “Cream Cheese and Berry Breakfast Pastries”

    1. It just takes practice. I am going to do a post in the next few months with my before/after photos from before I learned much about photographing food and correct lighting to now. But really, it doesn’t always matter how it looks, as long as it tastes good!

  1. My kids are always asking me to make these! These look so good and easy to make! I can’t wait to try your recipe 🙂

    1. They were pretty easy to make. And the shape didn’t change the flavor, so you could make them really easily if you want, or try for a slightly more complicated cut if you feel like being adventurous.

  2. These really do look amazing. I am sure my daughter would love it. I just wish I weren’t trying to cut back on the sugar and be more healthy. This just looks too marvelous. I may have to cheat.

  3. Neely Moldovan

    I love a good berry breakfast pastry! This one sounds delightful! Love combining beries and cream cheese!

  4. I bet they were a great hit with the kids. They look so crumbly and delicious. I love breafast pastries… So tempting.

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