Simple Forest Fruits Bundles : bundle of irresistible forest flavours!
This is our second batch of Simple Forest Fruits Bundles. The first one was tasteful too since the filling was exactly the same but the idea really needed an update. I started with puff pastry and it was tasteful but it looked quite messy and wept for correction.
Luckily, there is a good supermarket just around the corner and it’s easy to solve the problem of missing an ingredient so half an hour later, I bundled forest fruit filling into the short crust pastry.
We find forest fruits irresistible and it is the reason why I didn’t give up.
If you have fresh berries or any fruits available, making a jam or pie filling is the best you can do except eating them fresh, of course.
After you, for instance, make Forest Berries Crepes Salad it would be a waste to freeze the fruits’ leftovers. If you are a fan of crusty desserts, these small bundles or hand pies are your kind of treat.
After you do these bundles, there are no pastry leftovers since you cut eight rectangles using store bought short crust pastry.
Here you can see how did I placed the rectangles into the muffin holes and filled them with fruit filling :
Simple Forest Fruits Bundles
- 1 Store bought short crust pastry ( 10 x 16 inches )
- Bundles filling:
- 3 cups Forest Fruits ( blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, redcurrants )
- 7 Tbsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp corn starch
- Ingredients for the top:
- 1 egg white for egg wash
- Icing sugar to sprinkle before serving, optional
On low heat, in medium sized pan, combine forest fruits with sugar.
When sugar is melted, add corn starch to boil all together for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Leave aside.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
Generously butter eight muffin holes. Leave the pan aside.
Roll out the short crust pastry and cut 8 rectangles ( 5 x 4 inches ).
Place them into the buttered muffin holes.
Pour one tablespoon of fruit filling into the pastry rectangle and swirl the tops to close the bundles.
Using kitchen scissors, cut the tops of the swirls.
Egg wash and bake for 15 minutes and once taken out, leave in a pan to cool.
Once cooled, take the bundles out, sprinkle with icing sugar to taste and serve.