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  • Prep time
    20 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking
    15 minutes
  • Serves
    9
  • Difficulty
    Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet Pampas Puff Pastry, just thawed
  • 125g Cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 2 tspns Finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 ½ tbsns Blueberry Jam
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup Icing sugar, sifted
  • 1½ tspns, Approx Boiling Water
  • 2 tbsns Lightly toasted Flaked Almonds

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Cut pastry into 9 equal squares. Lay the pastry squares onto the lined trays, leaving room in between for spreading. Score a 1cm inner border around the pastries (do not cut all the way through the pastry).
  • Place cream cheese, caster sugar, lemon zest and egg yolk in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Place a tablespoon of mixture into the centre of each pastry square. Ensure that no filling sits on the border. Top the cream cheese mixture with 1/2 teaspoon of blueberry jam and lightly swirl with skewer.
  • Brush the pastry borders with egg. Bake 15 minutes or until pastry is golden. Cool.
  • Make icing. Place icing sugar in a bowl. Stir in sufficient boiling water to make a thick, but still pourable icing. Use a teaspoon to drizzle icing over pastries, then scatter with almonds.