Nectarine Puffs

September 2008
Nectarine Puffs

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Whether served inside or out, this seasonal dish will prove that it's easy being green.

Makes: 18 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Bake: 15 mins

  • 1 9-inch sheet puff pastry dough, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 nectarines, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Lay the pastry on a floured work surface and cut into 3 strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 3 squares. Arrange the 9 squares on a baking sheet, brush with the butter and sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar on top. Bake until golden, 15 minutes. Let cool.
  2. In a bowl, sprinkle the nectarine slices with 1 tablespoon sugar; toss.
  3. In another bowl, whip the cream, remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla until stiff.
  4. Split each puff pastry square into 2 layers. Top each with whipped cream and nectarines.