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What do you look for in your Thanksgiving recipes? I know my family wants quick and easy things that will still taste good- especially because the turkey and ham usually take up all of our ovens for the day. I’m sharing with you today 3 quick bite-sized treats that would be delicious for Thanksgiving, or any meal really!
I had first planned to make traditional style Cream Puffs, or profiterole as the original French name goes. My sister made these all the time for our family growing up. When she graduated from culinary school, it was kind of “her thing,” as she tells me.
When I was in Walmart recently I noticed the Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread. I was first drawn to them because of their enticing flavors, but then I noticed that they were all naturally sweetened with honey – a deal breaker, I had to bring some home! It was too hard to decide on just one flavor, so I bought the Triple Berry, Blueberry Lemon, and Strawberry Jalapeño. With these I made three different variations of my favorite bite-sized snacks. Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spreads are great for easy holiday entertaining and the uses are pretty much endless!
First up; the traditional Cream Puff. These are super easy to make at home but I promise that they taste like they came straight from a bakery! The twist we gave them was that we mixed the Smucker’s Fruit Spread into the homemade whipped cream that goes inside the pastry. It gave it a unique twist! For this we used the Triple Berry and Blueberry Lemon flavors.
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Triple Berry Fruit Spread
- Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Blueberry Lemon Fruit Spread
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Start by placing butter, water, and salt into a pot and bring to a boil.
- Once the mixture is boiling, stir in your flour.
- Next, mix in your eggs, one at a time.
- Using a piping bag, make small quarter size swirls onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and double or triple in size.
- Let cool for at least 10 minutes, or until the centers are cool.
- For the cream, pour your heavy whipping cream into a bowl. Whip on low speed.
- Once thickened, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and a splash of vanilla extract.
- Microwave your Smucker's fruit spread for 15 seconds, then fold fruit spread into the cream gently (we made two batches, using one flavor each).
- Lastly, poke a hole in the bottom of your pastries. Using a piping bag, fill your pastries with desired amount of cream.
- Top with Smucker's fruit spread, toasted almonds, fruit, or even chocolate chips! Yum!
For the Strawberry Jalapeño variety, we came up with a different idea to highlight the flavor. We made this one two ways, to let guests choose their selection and also mix up the visual aesthetic of the dish!
Strawberry Jalapeño & Brie Puff Pastries
All you need for this recipe is puff pastry dough, brie, and Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread. Start by cutting the puff pastry into triangles, and baking as directed. Slice your brie and top your puff pastries with this and a dollop of Smucker’s. For garnish feel free to top with slices of strawberries or jalapeño to take it up a notch.
We also made the same recipe, but inclosed in the pastry. Instead of cutting your puff pastries into triangles, cut into squares. Next, place your brie and Smucker’s on top. Fold into a wonton shape, pressing the corners together for extra security. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Let cool and top with fruit spread drizzle and toasted almonds.
Yum! What do you think of these simple but delicious cream puffs? Smucker’s also has other delicious flavors like Concord Grape and Strawberry that I’d love to try. Make sure to check out more recipes and entertaining ideas from other bloggers! You can also earn $1.00 off Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread by visiting here.
One thing that was consistent throughout the results from our reader survey (you can still take it, I beg you to actually!) was that you wanted to see more recipes. I’m looking forward to digging deeper into all of the results and even sharing them with you in a post here on the blog – but, I love that you want to see more recipes! I love sharing them with you! Is there anything you’ve been dying to make? Any holiday recipes you’ve been a little too afraid to dive into? Share them with me in the comments and I will add them to our post ideas!