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Easy Pastry Dessert

This has to be one of the easiest desserts to make but you can make it look restaurant grade with a little creative garnish.

For the pastry, use sheets of frozen puff pastry (if you're daring, make it from scratch, but store-bought sheets are fine) thawed completely.  Lay a flattened sheet onto parchment and use a chef's knife to cut it into 4 triangles by cutting from one corner to the other in both directions.

Full with, well, anything. Here's some ideas:
  • Gently stew apple, pear or plum slices in marsala or cider
  • Whole, mixed berries crushed and lightly sugared
  • Fig slices
  • A good, non-sugared jam (made with fruit juice)
  • Pumpkin pie filling

Bake according to the package instructions - usually about 10 minutes at 400 degrees - basically until it's just turning golden on the outside.  Remove from the heat and let cool completely.

Now for garnish. Here I've dusted it with some powdered sugar (put a teaspoon into a tea strainer and gently bump the side). Plate it gently, just off center, and garnish with a couple of berries.  Even a small scoop of ice cream or creme Anglaise is good with it.  Enjoy!

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