Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

Served with a creamy, full-bodied dip, sugared puff pastry stars and a fresh berry medley make a festive dessert. It's pretty, delicious and easy to prepare for the Fourth of July or any summer gathering.

Yield

8 servings

Ingredients

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 to 2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon coarse sugar
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated (white) sugar, divided
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured star-shaped cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire cooling racks. Brush lightly with water and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cool.

In a large bowl, combine berries and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Place sour cream in a small serving bowl; fold in whipped cream.

Place bowl on a serving platter. Spoon berry mixture onto platter; top with pastry stars.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes + cooling

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 each) equals 332 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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