18 oz Frozen Puff Pastry thawed for no more than 20-30 minutes
Cream Cheese Topping
1tbsp Granulated Sugar
1 ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
8 oz Cream Cheese softened
2 pintsBlueberries or other fruit, as desired
1tbsp Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare a sheet pan with a Silpat or parchment paper.
Lay out the puff pastry on the Silpat and even out any creases that may be left from it being folded in the freezer.
Using a fork, poke lots of holes in the center of the puff pastry. Leave the outer 1 inch all the way around alone and don't poke it!!! This will allow the air to release when you pull it out of oven. It will still puff up but once you press on it gently, the air will come out of the holes and settle back down.
Using a knife, score about one inch all the way around the puff pastry. Don't go all the way through the puff pastry to the sheet pan. You are looking for it to score so there is a separation from the center and the edge. It will create a higher edge (remember you didn't poke holes with the fork there!!)
Whisk together the egg and milk and brush on the 1 inch outer border.
Place puff pastry in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Turn the sheet pan at the 10 minute mark to make sure all sides are cooking evenly. I took mine out at 15 minutes total.
Allow to cool. While cooling, stir the cream cheese, vanilla and sugar together.
Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the center of the puff pastry (where you had the fork marks) and spread it out.
Sprinkle blueberries over the cream cheese mixture. Using a sifter, place the powdered sugar inside and sprinkle on top blueberries.
Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2-3 hours at most or the puff pastry gets soft.
Working with Puff Pastry: Keep the puff pastry chilled until you are ready to use it. Defrost it on the counter for 30 minutes, but make sure to use it or put it in the refrigerator. Puff Pastry likes to be cold. Keep everything chilled until you are ready to use it and keep it cold while you are prepping it. Don’t let it sit around while you do three other projects. Pinch together any areas in order to keep them together. The dough is very forgiving that way. Use an egg wash of one egg with a tablespoon of water or milk. Where you brush, it will create a gorgeous golden brown pastry when you bake it.Make Your Own Dough: https://savorandsavvy.com/homemade-puff-pastry/Meal Prep Options: Measure out the blueberries and store in a container. Prep the mixer and utensils you will need Prep the Silpat/parchment on the sheet pan. Pre-measure the sugar and cover. Place next to the mixer to make it a quick “dump and mix” when you need to.Smaller Segments: Cut the puff pastry when it comes out of the freezer into smaller bite-size pieces or even into 3x4 inch segments. This allows your guests to grab-and-go rather than having to cut apart the larger tart. Treat the recipe as the same with the egg wash. Cook for seven minutes, turn and another seven minutes. Check for that golden brown color.
Air Fryer And Ninja Foodi Directions
If you want to make in the air fryer you can. You might have to cut down the size of your tart to make a single-serving size. If you have an air fryer oven, it might fit as a large tart. Assemble as directed and then cook at 330 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until it browns. The size of your tarts will dictate the cooking time. For the Ninja Foodi, use the air crisping lid.