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

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 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 30
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 1 pound package of frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 strawberries, hulled, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, plus more for drizzling
  • ¼ cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature


  • 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.



Serving: 1 puff | Calories: 99 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 41 mg | Potassium: 19 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert
Recipe Rating


Saturday 6th of January 2018

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.


Saturday 10th of August 2013

These do look like a wonderful summer treat!

Nutmeg Nanny

Friday 26th of July 2013

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


Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

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! :)


Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

Thanks Ariel! So glad you found me :)


Sunday 21st of July 2013

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