This Blueberry Puff Pastry Tart is an easy, light, and delicious 4-ingredient treat that can be served for breakfast or as a dessert. Perfect for a Sunday brunch!
When is it time to clean out the pantry? I’d say when you spot a baggie of dried mushrooms, circa 1980, is a pretty good time. And why did I bring these along the last time we moved?
Also found was a can of julienne beets, a container of bread crumbs with only a tablespoon left of crumbs, and a half-used package of mini marshmallows, where the marshmallows no longer separated from each other anymore.
Then I moved onto the refrigerator – three jars of different pickles (all only half full), four containers of different mustard practically empty, and about seven jars of different jam with only enough left for a slice of toast. Clearly I either like variety or am incredibly indecisive.
I knew I was going to get rid of at least two of those jam containers though, once I made my way to the freezer and spotted the puff pastry. I always have some in my freezer – the sheets and the shells.
what is puff pastry
Given puff pastry’s impressive nature once baked, it could probably be the eighth wonder of the world. But it’s actually only made up of three ingredients – flour, water, and butter. The dough is folded multiple times to create hundreds of layers.
When baked, the steam in both the butter and the dough release, causing the layers to rise about eight times higher. It’s the separation of these hundreds of layers that gives the pastry its light, flaky texture.
Puff pastry is totally easy to prepare, completely versatile, and absolutely delicious – great for when you’re in a pinch, entertaining, or just preparing a quick family dinner. From appetizers, to main dishes, to desserts, and breakfast like this Blueberry Puff Pastry Tart. The possibilities are endless.
can I use other jams and fruit for this puff pastry tart?
Absolutely! This tart is completely versatile. I love blueberries, but I’ve made this with strawberries and raspberry jam, and also blackberries and apricot jam. Mix and match your favorite ingredients and have fun with it. But keep in mind that berries break down easier, so if using denser fruits like apples or pears, you will need to slice them very thin and possibly adjust your baking time, keeping a careful eye so your pastry doesn’t burn.
other blueberry breakfast recipes we love
This Blueberry Puff Pastry Tart would be perfect for breakfast or a brunch. It’s so easy, light, and delicious. And it might even give you an excuse to do a little housekeeping. Surely, I cannot be the only one with all those near-empty jam jars.
Blueberry Puff Pastry Tart
- 1 package (17 ounce) puff pastry ,thawed
- 1/3 cup blackberry jam
- 6 ounces fresh blueberries
- powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Unfold both puff pastry and cut in thirds along the creases (so you’ll have 6 strips), then cut those strips in half, so you have 12 rectangles total. Place the rectangles on the baking sheets.
- Using a sharp knife, score each rectangle about a 1/8-inch in from the edge.
- Spread a teaspoon or so of jam onto each rectangle, then top with a handful of blueberries.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the blueberries have popped and the puff pastry is a golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, then dust with powdered sugar.
- Serve and enjoy!