Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Blueberry Puff Pastry Pinwheels

I have been posting a lot of recipes for breakfast treats using Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.  I found them on Tasty .  I find a lot of good recipes there.  You should check them out. 

I am always looking for items to add to the Bed and Breakfast repertoire.  These puff pastry treats are sure to be hits!

Blueberry Puff Pastry Pinwheels

1 sheet thawed puff pastry
36 fresh blueberries
9 Tablespoons cream cheese mixture
powdered sugar


cream cheese mixture

1 block softened cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


I made the cream cheese mixture and it was enough for all three of the puff pastry treats I posted on this blog.  If you don't make all of them, you can make a smaller amount or save it for a bagel some morning.


Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl with the sugar and vanilla.  Stir to combine.  Set aside.


Heat the oven to 400°.  Place parchment paper or a Silpat on a baking sheet.


Unfold the puff pastry.  I like to dust the counter with a bit of flour, but there is some flour on the puff pastry.  Cut it into 9 squares. 


Take one square and cut from the corners towards the middle.  Leave a space in the center.  Cut it like this.


 Wet your finger and moisten the center.  This will help the pastry to stick together.  Fold one side of each cut to the center, making a pinwheel.  Like this.  Do this for all the squares and transfer them to the baking sheet.


Place a generous Tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the pinwheel and then gently press four blueberries into the cream cheese mixture. 


Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.


Let the pastries cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet.  Put a paper towel on your counter and then put a cooling rack on top of the paper towel.  Transfer the pastries to the cooling rack and let cool for 15 minutes or so.  Sprinkle powdered sugar all over the blueberries pinwheels.  Serve slightly warm. 

(Full disclosure.  I was in such a hurry to take the pictures and try these blueberry delights that I forgot to dust them with powdered sugar.  Trust me, I did that for Lee, but then I forgot to take another picture.  Getting old.)


Cooking blueberries cause them to pop and ooze blueberries juices.  Combine that with the creamy sweetness and crispy puff pastry and you have a delightful, and slightly messy, breakfast treat.


Remember, blueberries are high in antioxidants so this is HEALTHY. That's right.  I said it.  Healthy.


  1. Wow! These look so good. I don't use puff pastry very often, but might have to try these.

  2. I used to think it was cheating, somehow. But it means I can make pretty and tasty treats for our guests without a lot of prep, so I am using it more and more.

  3. Of course, blueberries are good and healthy too and can't the same be said for cream cheese...after all it's cheese and dairy, right?

    1. I like the way you think! And the flour come from grain, which grows in the ground, so greens!