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Puff pastry stacked with pastry cream oozing out the sides and strawberries in the background

Puff Pastries filled with Italian Pastry Cream

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These gorgeous puff pastries filled with Italian pastry cream are your next fancy dessert that is also surprisingly very easy to make! The flaky puff pastry and the smooth lemon vanilla cream filling pair perfectly with berries for a show topping dessert. Add a dusting of powdered sugar and you are ready to bring these to your next gathering. Bonus: serve them for Mother’s Day dessert and become the new favorite in the family. 

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 1 recipe for Italian Pastry Cream
  • 1 package of store bought puff pastry of choice (2 ready bake sheets 430 grams)
  • 2 cups fruit of choice, diced
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1.  Prepare pastry cream and set aside (this can be done up to one week in advance if stored in an airtight container in the fridge). Thaw puff pastry per package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  3.  Place pastry sheets on lightly floured surface and remove parchment paper. Roll out dough and cut out round shapes with pastry cutters. Depending on the size of your cookie cutters you will get a varying number of dough circles. 
  4.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place puff pastry dough cut outs on lined cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until slightly golden brown. Let cool. Right before serving- cut the individual puff pastries in half and fill with desired amount of pastry cream. Top with berries. Dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Sweet/ Dessert
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian