Raspberry Bites1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
6 oz fresh raspberries
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
Heat oven to 400°F. On lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry with rolling pin into 12-inch square. Cut square into 6 rows by 6 rows to make 36 squares. On ungreased cookie sheet, place squares 1/2 inch apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. If you need to make the puff pastry squares a day or two ahead of time. Store at room temperature, lightly covered.
Reserve 36 of the smallest raspberries. In small bowl, mash remaining raspberries with fork. In medium bowl, beat whipping cream, powdered sugar (reserving 2 teaspoons of the powdered sugar) and the almond extract with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold mashed raspberries into whipped cream.
Split each puff pastry square into 2 layers. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the whipped cream mixture on bottom layers; replace tops. Top each square with tiny dollop whipped cream mixture. Top with raspberry. Squares can be refrigerated up to 2 hours at this point. Any longer and they will start to get mushy. Just before serving, place reserved powdered sugar in small fine-mesh strainer, and sift over tops of squares.
So cute and so yummy! I am sure you could do this with other fruits.