Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Puffs

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    Love these fresh strawberries we got from the farmer’s market!!Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Puffs | tablefortwoblog.com

    These cute little appetizers that are perfect for summer entertaining. The puff pastry gives this a light, crunchy texture, and the strawberry, balsamic, and mascarpone all go together so well. The creamy mascarpone and tangy balsamic pair extremely well with the fresh sweet strawberries. I love puff pastries – they’re so versatile especially for finger appetizers. The third picture above shows all the flakey, buttery layers and all the components within this tiny appetizer. It’s really the perfect summer treat! It comes together in no time!

    Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Puffs

    The ideal appetizers for summer entertaining!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 25 mins
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 30 -32
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    Ingredients

    • 1 pound package of frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 12 strawberries, hulled, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, plus more for drizzling
    • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Set side.
    • In a medium bowl, toss strawberries, sugar, and balsamic vinegar together and set aside.
    • Roll out the puff pastry on a flat surface and using a 2.5 inch round biscuit cutter, cut the puff pastry into circles and place them on the lined baking sheets. Using a pastry brush, brush beaten egg on the rounds.
    • Bake for 25 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through and switching the baking sheet on the top rack to the bottom and the bottom to the top, until the pastry is golden brown and crisp. Let puff pastries cool 10 minutes before filling them.
    • When ready to fill the puff pastries, gently poke a hole in the middle of the puff pastry and using a tsp. measure, put a dollop of mascarpone cheese in the center then add the balsamic strawberries on top. Drizzle additional balsamic vinegar, if desired. Repeat until all puff pastries have been filled.
    • You can refrigerate this for a few hours prior to serving or you can serve them warm so the mascarpone is slightly melted.

     

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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Totally agree with everything you said… even the traffic because come ON how hard would it be to fix that situation and make things move a bit smoother? Stealing is bad but people seem to forget about that once the internet is involved. I’m not exactly sure why that is though but it needs to change. Anyway…. pass me a puff loaded with strawberries mmmmm strawberries.

  • Courtney says:

    Internet hug* Some people should know better. On the up, these look delicious! There is nothing I don’t love in this recipe. Can’t wait to give them a try.

  • Angie says:

    These look so cute and delicious!

  • kelley {mountain mama cooks} says:

    These beauties would be perfect for catering. I’m always looking for a new and interesting bite size app or dessert. The balsamic and strawberries is one of my favorite combos!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    These look so good! I am totaly into the strawberry balsamic combo and adding the creamy mascarpone and the light and flaky pasty to the mix is amazing!

  • Tieghan says:

    These are so awesome, Julie! I love balsamic strawberries and with mascarpone and puff pastry? Holy Yum!

  • Bill says:

    What a fantastic combination of ingredients. They’re beautiful as well. I just discovered you blog and you have a new follower. Thanks for a great post!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    You’re a Rockstar for saying all of this out loud. So many times we fear our own options for the flack we might get, but you’re right, this is our hard work and we put ourselves on the line everyday and spend our own money to pursue this passion of ourselves – it’s awful when peoe don’t value it. Rock on Julie!! Xoxox

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    What a super combination – I’m dying to try this!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Gimme gimmie! Amazing girl!!

  • Heather Christo says:

    *hugs* agreed, agreed and agreed. Talk to Marla about the picture issue. On the happy side- these puffs look great!

  • Janine S says:

    Just found your blog a week ago…LOVE IT.
    Don’t let the meanies get you down. You are a talented, ambitious
    lady with incredible gifts on so many levels. Totally love your blog and wish I could read a post every single day. Keep sharing, cuz there are those of us that check every single day and when I first found your blog I soaked up your posts back to a year ago!!!
    You go girl!

  • marla says:

    Oh wow do these look great! I suggest you contact a lawyer as our photos are copyright and dutifully your once the content is created. Also….we are not small in the scheme of business we have HUGE voices. USE yours girl. Never be frightened by corporate. XO

  • Mallory @ Total Noms says:

    Hell yeah! Get ’em girl, and don’t let anyone get you down for sharing what you love. These puffs look marvelous. -Mallory

  • Jamie G says:

    Ugh! It is crazy to me that publications who have a budget would steal or ask to use images for free.

    These puffs look so dainty and delicious.

  • Lindsey says:

    I don’t have a blog, I simply follow a few that give exactly what you provide, delicious recipes with incredible pictures to accompany and insight into another persons life across the country. I was lucky enough to stumble across your blog and immediately starting following. Thank you for all the time, money and consideration you put into each post. Each post amazes me that you still find time to do all this for us AND have a full time job! It’s truly a gift to do what you do and I’m thankful for it!

  • @somerskys says:

    This recipe and pic sounds and looks soooo yummy! BTW i like ur blog”:-)smooches and hugs and oh! could u send me a virtual tooth pick so i can get the srawberries outta my teeth YUMS UP!! 2 this recipe

  • Barb says:

    These look incredible!!! I follow your blog and enjoy every entry. Keep up the good work!!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I completely understand and agree with everything you’ve said. I think brands/PR companies need to adapt to the times and realize the potential of good relationships. It’s a shame they have to be mother truckers. Keep doing what you’re doing because you are fantastic and these strawberry puffs, love!!!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    Must have these soon!!! Amazing!!!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    I am baffled at what some of the brands are doing. It definitely needs to be voiced. I think the world would be a better place if we all just stuffed our faces with these :)

  • jasi says:

    i’ve been following kevin’s blog for a long while and found you through him. fantastic site, and yes, the traffic here in nova is terrible. if it’s not the construction, it’s the poorly timed lights.

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    I hear ya! So ridiculous how most people think anything on the web is free game. I hate using watermarks, but now it’s so bad you have to put them on the food or they’ll crop it out. Argh! In better news, I’m loving these appetizers! I don’t know what it is about balsamic & strawberry, but yum!

  • Tanya says:

    Agree with you. Keep up the good work. Love, T.

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Gorgeous dessert, Julie! :)

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms says:

    Well said Julie! You’re totally right and I agree with everything you said. I was always brought up not to steal as well and it’s just not fair for others to think that it’s OK because, guess what? It’s definitely NOT OK! Some people do not appreciate the hard work we put in, like you say the food, props, camera, editing etc all take time and effort, we choose to do it, but we don’t choose to be hated on, if someone only has mean things to say, then they shouldn’t say them at all! And I’m loving these puffs, so cute!! I really need to try balsamic strawberries :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    These are puff perfection! And so sorry to hear of this experience, it’s unfortunate when companies use content without permission and is completely unfair to you, the creator! Hope it all gets straightened out soon!

  • Des @ Life's Ambrosia says:

    Well said Julie! And these little devils by the way…look AMAZING.

  • Jackie {The Beeroness} says:

    Being undervalued is so draining. Did you see that a huge brand stole a blogger photo and added THEIR watermark? I would have been livid. Someday we would have the blogger equilivilant of a union.

    Anyway, these loom fantastic, I’m in love with strawberries and mascarpone.

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    100% power to you and everything you wrote. I don’t think what they did to you is fair at all, I hope somehow they make it somewhat right to you!

    Besides that, these puffs look delicious, love those strawberries…

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    Amen. That’s all. Also…every single one of these ingredients has me drooling. I can (And have) finished off a whole tub of marscapone by myself in like 3 days. That stuff is SO good!

  • If I made these I wouldn’t want to share them! I would just sit in the kitchen and quickly eat as many as I could…guess that’s not such a bad thing

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Julie, your photos just get better with each and every post. These little puffs are perfectly amazing, and I love the flavors! So darn summery!

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says:

    Wow, these strawberry puffs look absolutely amazing! I love the combination of strawberries and balsamic. And don’t worry, we are all allowed to be on our soap boxes once in a while :)

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture says:

    LOVE.THIS.POST. Seriously could not agree more! By the way, I’m always excited to see your posts because you always have fresh, new, and interesting backgrounds and props. No two pictures ever look the same. I love it!

  • leslie says:

    AMEN SISTER FRIEND!!!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Nothing wrong with a little soap box from time to time!
    These little puffs look like morsels of berry heaven. Also, puff pastry and I are BFF. Can’t wait to try ’em!

  • Jaclyn says:

    These are so pretty Julie! How I wish this were my breakfast today!

  • Nessa says:

    Balsamic and strawberries are a match made in heaven! Love :)

  • Ariel says:

    This looks so good! Really glad I found your blog via pinterest ! Keep up your spirits. It it Really inspiring to see that people still enjoy cooking and baking! :)

    • Julie says:

      Thanks Ariel! So glad you found me :)

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh stop it! These look incredible, and so cute too :) I love them!

  • Lynna says:

    These do look like a wonderful summer treat!

  • Jay says:

    I’m a first time baker, tried these strawberry tarts for a BDAY n came out really well and tasted so good. Very simple and quick to do. It’s a cool dessert for summer.

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