these pastries to your next Christmas party and watch them disappear. You may cut the
pastry in any shape you wish. A boysenberry is actually a cross between a
raspberry, blackberry and loganberry. They all grow on thorny brambles.
1 (17.3-ounce) package puff pastry
3 large egg yolks
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 ¼ cups whole milk
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon whole milk
Colored sugar crystals
Set puff pastry on the counter to thaw at room temperature for
30 minutes or thaw in refrigerator overnight.
2. Custard: In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar. Add
flour and cornstarch, then milk. Strain the mixture into a
3. Simmer until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove
from heat; stir in butter, vanilla and salt. Refrigerate.
4. Pastry: Cut sheets of pastry into 3 x 1 ½-inch rectangles.
Prick each one with a fork and bake in a preheated 400° oven
for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven; press each one lightly
with a flat spatula.
5. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and milk.
6. To assemble pastries: Spoon custard on a pastry rectangle.
Top with a spoonful of jam. Top with another pastry
rectangle. Spread with icing and sprinkle with colored sugar.
Makes 1 party plate