Mini Fruit Puff Pastry with Lemon Glaze

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Mini Fruit Puff Pastry with Lemon Glaze II

Hi everyone!  I’m extremely excited to announce that this is my 100th post since starting Just One Cookbook!  I want to dedicate this post to everyone who has been following my recipes and thank you all for giving me great motivation, support, and love through out this journey.

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From my close friends who helped spread the word in the beginning to all the foodie blogger friends that I met along the way, you are what keeps me passionate about sharing more yummy recipes.  The original goal was only to keep my recipes well-organized and handy for myself and my kids (eventually), and that’s why I started the website.  Now I am enjoying the food blogging experience, meeting new friends and fans along the way, and sharing the joy of cooking.

Some of you asked me how I manage my time between the website and two little kids.  A ha!  That’s a very good question.  After I started this website my life really has not much spare time left.  I even had to give up on most of my favorite TV shows and some beauty sleep (ouch!).  The only “free” time I have on most days is kids’ afternoon nap and after 8pm when they go to sleep.  During the free time I try to cook, take photos, edit photos for the post, write recipes, visit blogs, and respond to comments/emails.  Typically, my day usually ends around 2 am.

I try to respond to everyone’s specific questions about the recipe as soon as I can (it’s my priority).  But sometimes I’m way too busy and I won’t be able to get to them right away so thank you for being patient.  These days I respond to everyone’s comments via email and if I feel others can also benefit my answer, then I will also leave it on the comment section as well.

Lastly, I want to thank my husband, Shen.  He’s been very supportive of my blog from the very beginning.  As I have mentioned before, he works on behind the scene stuff (any technical task) as well as photo editing.  Thank you honey!

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My blog would be a one way street without your support.  Thank you for making my website more meaningful to me.  I hope you continue to enjoy my website and I’ll keep working hard!

Today’s recipe is oven-baked sweets.  If you are a regular here, you know this is pretty rare.  I made these together with my children and we had lots of fun making them.

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Mini Fruit Puff Pastry with Lemon Glaze
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Serves: 12 mini fruit puff pastries
  • 1 pkg (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed according to the package instruction
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. water
Lemon glaze
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Your choice of fruits – I used strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
  • Granulated sugar (optional)
  1. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for Lemon Glaze and whisk together. The consistency should be slightly thick but runny. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. While you are waiting for the pastry sheet to be thawed, wash fruits and drain well. Chop into small pieces if necessary.
  3. After 2 pastry sheets are thawed, unfold them on a lightly floured surface. Using a round cookie cutter, cut the pastry sheet into 9 circles per sheet. Roll up the scrapes into a ball and re-roll them and cut into circles. I was able to make 24 circles with the 2 sheets.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl.
  5. Place half of the pastry circles (12 circles for me) onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then put a small amount of fruits of your choice in the center. You can sprinkle a little bit of sugar if you like. I made half with sugar and half without sugar (fruits were pretty sweet already).
  6. After you put all the fruits, brush the edges of the pastry circles with the egg wash using a pastry brush.
  7. Put remaining pastry circles on top of the filling.
  8. Press the edges of circles firmly to seal with a fork.
  9. Using a kitchen knife, make 2 small slits on top of the pastry and brush the top of pastries with the egg wash using a pastry brush.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are nice golden brown on the top. Remove from the oven and let the pastries cool slightly.
  11. Drizzle the lemon glaze on tops. I think I made it too runny…it should have been thicker, right? Sorry this is my first time making icing!
Slightly adapted from The Comfort of Cooking.


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  1. Congratulations Nami!! Way to go.Your pictures, writing & recipes – all are very good! Keep up the good work.This is a big milestone and what a way to celebrate.Besides fried food, I can eat puff pastry every day too- always have some in my freezer. OMG- you sleep at 2 am?? Join the gang- night owls LOL!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post Nami! Your blog is one of the blogs I love the most, so well done my friend! I know exactly what you mean… no much time after the kids are asleep… I have the same problem and in the evening I am usually so tired that writing (in English) gets harder!!!! hehehehe No more TV shows for me either… I lost the whole last season. :-( But you are doing a fantastic job my friend and I am so glad I got to know you through blogging! <3 Have a great evening! A big HUG!

  3. A fruit pie. The closest thing I have eaten to these is the British fruit mince pies which are popular during Christmas. Those are sugar bombs, one pie has enough energy for you to run 10 marathons. I would prefer your version, lighter and wholesome!

  4. Congratulations and more power to you, Nami! I enjoy dropping by here for our blog comment/chat. I always admire the way the Japanese make and present their food. You are such a classic example. My style is slap dash :) I love puff pastry. Very handy and delicious. Love those berries.

  5. Oh, Nami, these are fabulous!!! Simple, yet beautiful and delicious! You do desserts so well, too. Congratulations on post #100…I adore you and your blog as do so many other foodies! xoxo

  6. Congratulations, Nami, for the 100th post and for the wonderful work you have been doing! Even after your explanations I still can’t imagine how you manage to find time to do all what you do (and to do it with such a perfection). I imagine having such a supporting husband helps a bit 😉
    Now I hope you will never say again that you are not skilled in baking etc.. Your pastries are beautiful and I think the glazing looks yummy! Who cares for the consistency?
    I might try them one day… It looks like a good way to make a quick dessert with leftover fruit, especially since I always have puff pastry in my fridge.
    Your pastries are also very equal and similar to each other. This is something I never manage. I am too messy, clumsy or maybe simply lazy 😉
    I hope we will celebrate together your 1000th post too!

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post, Nami! You’re really doing a wonderful job on your blog! As for me, it seems I’m taking forever to reach my 100th post. LOL. Anyway, I want to let you know that I’ve loved Just One Cookbook since the time I found it. All the recipes you share here are very good and are true reflection of your love for cooking! I wish you more happy and wonderful years of food blogging! May you always find inspiration to continue doing what you are so good at!
    You should stop saying that you’re not into baking…coz those pastries and other baked goodies you’ve posted before all look so perfect! 😉

  8. Happy 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It feels like just yesterday we ‘met’! :D. And Nami, I’m afraid to break it to you, but you are SO a baker! You keep saying that you’re not, but you ARE! 😀 These mini puff of fruity goodness seal the deal. You’re a great baker! And mmmmmmm….. lemon glaze!

  9. Hi There, The mini puff pastries are looking awesome. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Thankyou so much for sharing appetizing recipes. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

  10. These pastries really look wonderful, Nami. You lead such a busy life. It must be rewarding to accomplish so much every day. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. Photos of those little hands helping Mammy with baking, too adorable! The pastry looks so yummmy, and fresh fruit, oh man! Congrats on your 100th post, what an accomplishment!!!

  12. Happy 100th postsary, Nami! These fruit puff pastry pies are killing me….they look soooo good! Wow, I know you have a great blog here, but never realized you work till 2am to get everything done. Is it necessary to work that hard? I think you need to take a break now and then because blogging is supposed to be FUN, Nami… Don’t turn it into an obligation, you know we love you no matter what! 😉

  13. hmmm i should take your lead.. im not much of a baker too and i always promised myself to start doing it esp this year but guess what??? yep i haven’t really baked yet.
    COngratulations on you 100th post. Wow you are really a dedicated blogger. How long have you been blogging again??? haha but yeah congratulations… Keep it up Nami!!!!
    yes the bowl in my post was handcrafted by my daughter. It didn’t pass the standard of her teacher but I loved its “imperfect look” Thanks for noticing it

  14. What a cute and delish dessert! I love desserts with fresh fruits in them. Ok i love puff pastry too. Congrats on 100 posts Nami! We love each post you do! Keep up the great work. Say thanks to your hubby too for being so supportive (what would we do if he wasnt!).

  15. Congratulations Nami!
    you deserve all the are a really nice person with an amazing blog that I love to follow..
    congratulations and I hope you will be more and more successful

    P.S you should bake more often..these look amazing

  16. Mika

    Oh yes, Shen has been super suportive for this project of yours ; ) Remember when we talked about this last Christmas time? It’s been only 6 months and you accomplised so much!!! Congratulations Nami and Shen!

    Ok so today’s picture. Yummy yummy look and gave me some ideas about earrings. I should make them and named them JOC : )

  17. congrats on 100th post :-) don’t put too much pressure on yourself to read all the comments I used to be bad for that we love you and understand sleep and family first hugs

  18. Congrats on your 100th post!! I have 3 kids myself so I can relate on trying to find time for blogging, cooking, and just life! I just bookmarked this recipe. It sounds delicious : )

  19. CONGRATS ON 100th POST!!!!! I am happy for you and so proud that you you don’t have an excuse..see how beautiful and tasty those sweet puff pastry cakes look..just amazing and I bet they are extra delicious!!!

  20. Hi lovely Nami! Congratulations on your 100th post! You are a very talented cook and blogger! It has been a pleasure to follow your blog!
    I love this recipe! :)

  21. Congratulation on your 100th post Nami. I haven stumbled upon your site just a while back and I’ve been hooked. I love coming back and reading your recipes and staring at your stunning photos.
    I’m complaining of lack of free time with just one baby, all the mothers that have more than one are heroes in my book.
    these mini puffs sound great, thanks so much for sharing

  22. Congratulations on your 100th post Nami. I am so pleased that I will be along for the ride for your next 100 and many more thereafter. 😀
    You are a true inspiration with being able to do so many beautiful posts with 2 little ones and it’s easy to see why they love these lemon glazed little tarts.
    :-) Mandy

  23. Nami, congrats on your 100th post. Your blog is a true gem and I’m very much looking forward to your next 100 :) And oh, I’m so happy to see you baking sweets, looking forward to seeing much more of them :)

  24. Hi Nami,
    First time in your super delicious blog! Congrats on your 100th post and wish to be with you in your 1000nd and more posts! Lovely pics and all your recipes are awesome …….this mini puff pastry is my type of sweets ….love it!

  25. Congrats on your 100th post! That is an achievement. I remember my first 100th, a guest post I did for a friend whom sadly is not posting these days. Blogging doe take up all your free time and it helps to have a supportive hubby. I have lost a lot of “beauty” sleep too. Perhaps a little too much! LOL! 😉

    These mini fruit puffs look perfect for gatherings. I like that they are so easy to put together.

  26. Yay!! 100th Blog Post :D)!! I look forward to the 1000th and 10,000th, etc blog posts :D)!! Like you, I don’t normally bake either because I am a very poor baker ;). I am only confident about my homemade choc chip cookies ;).

  27. Hi Nami! Congrats on your 100th post and I’m sure your husband is also as happy as you (maybe more than you!? LOL) for his part on this special meaningful Cookbook of your family’s! 😀
    You baked very well for a first-timer! (Hopefully I can also in future.. Hee :P)
    Your kids must be hoping that you can bake more from now on so that they can have fun and also do their parts contributing to their Cookbook too! 😀

  28. Hey Nami .. congrats sweetie :) This is such a beautiful post and these puffs are making me crave for it. Big tight hugs dear! So glad i found your blog !

  29. Nami! These are beautiful! I really love puffed pastry. And such a delicious way to showcase summer fruit! And the lemon glaze is just the perfect touch! Congratulations on your 100th post! I’m looking forward to the next 100! : )

  30. Congratulations, Nami!!! You have indeed taken the blog world by storm and you are a huge success. The passion you have for your blog, family and food shows though in your posts and makes them a joy to read. I’m so happy you started your blog and will be an eternal follower!
    As for these little tarts… I thought they would be so much harder to make, but they really don’t look like they would be all that difficult. Strawberries would be my fruit of choice, so sweet and flavorful. We are getting wonderful berries at the market this month, these may have to be up on our menu soon!!
    Congratulations again, I don’t know how you make it on so little sleep!

  31. Ciao, lovely blog, and that agedashi tofu below… yum! I am a big fan of Japanese food, ma second favourite cuisine after Italian :-).

    I’ll be back for more!

    Ciao for now


  32. Nami! 100 posts! Congrats… That is a great milestone. And what a way to celebrate it – you made baked! Looks really yummy, Nami! I would eat a few of those with great pleasure! Any leftovers? :) Sounds like a great project to do with the kids and the pictures are beautiful as always, too! Thank you for sharing, and looking forward to your 1000th post! 😀

  33. Nami, sorry I’m so late with a response but BRAVO on the 100th post. What an amazing recipe for puff pastries packed with yummy fruit. You should bake more often – although appreciate you perhaps don’t have as much time as you’d like. I don’t know how you do it, staying up until 2am, as we’ve already talked about. You’re fabulous. Also, hats off to Shen for being so supportive for you on the blog. You make a fantastic team. Hope the celebrations continue over the weekend – have a good one :-)

  34. 100 posts!! Nami that is so wonderful. You should be so proud. Its so great that you find the time to keep such an amazing blog with little kids running around.
    These little fruit pastries are beautiful! Great job.

  35. Congrats, Nami! I’m a little behind catching up on everyone’s posts. :-(

    It’s been great connecting with you through our blogs. Your recipes are always inspiring and you just have a really pleasant way about you. Keep up the wonderful work. You’ve got a lot of fans!

  36. You’ve been trying to convince me since we met that you’re not a baker. Well did you see what you just made? Yes Nami you are a baker, welcome to the club. These are beautiful and congrats on your 100th post.

  37. Wow Nami! What an accomplishment. I am forever in awe of your talent, but your dedication is truly amazing. Plus, you are always one of my favorite visitors at my site! :)
    This recipe looks wonderful. I love anything miniature and kids seem to really love tiny treats too.
    P.S. I just got back from the Bay Area and followed your recommendation to go picking in Brentwood. I hadn’t done that for years and it was such a special treat. The cherries were amazing. Thanks for the great reminder about a fun activity for the kids.

  38. Nami… at ur space for the 1st time and totally love it. Congratulations on your 100th post. And I really know what you mean when you say you sleep at 2 am and giving up on the beauty sleep. I too get to sit only when my playschooler sleeps…and sometimes it’s a struggle b’cos he wants me to sleep too or else he’ll wait up for me even past midnight. Anyway.. These pastries look delicious and I’m bookmarking it.

  39. Sharon in Hawaii

    I really enjoy viewing the many delicious recipes you’ve posted.
    Keep up the good works!
    Also, as I was looking at this recipe with the puff pastry with fruits,,I was wondering if I could
    use Tsubushian or Koshian to make manju ?

    • Hi Sharon! I’m so glad to hear you enjoy my recipes. Thank you for trying them! :) Sure, you can use anko for pie and I have had them before. Sprinkle some black sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!