Gail Simmons' Red Raspberry & White Chocolate Cream Hand Pies

Raspberry, Chocolate Wrapped in Puff Pastry Make Decadent Dish

The "Top Chef" judge kicks off the new year with a breakfast tart.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Puff pastry and an irresistible filling make these hand pies irresistible. Each bite features fresh raspberries in a white chocolate cream, wrapped in flaky puff pastry...they're simply divine!


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • All-purpose flour
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 1/2 of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 package (6 ounces) raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons coarse white sugar or decorating sugar
  • Cooking Directions

    Heat the oven to 400°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.

    Sprinkle the flour on the work surface. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the work surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 12-inch square. Using a round cutter, cut into 12 (3-inch) circles. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.

    Stir the cream cheese and granulated sugar in a medium bowl until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the white chocolate chips.

    Brush the edges of 12 pastry circles with the egg mixture. Place about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture in the center of each. Top each with about 3 raspberries. Place the remaining pastry circles over the filling. Press the edges firmly to seal. Crimp the edges with a fork. Brush the pastries with the egg mixture and sprinkle with the coarse sugar. Using a sharp knife, cut small slits in the tops of the filled pastries. Place the pastries onto 2 baking sheets.

    Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.

    Thaw: 40 minutes

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Bake: 20 minutes

    Cool: 10 minutes

    Makes: 12 servings

    Ingredient Note: Coarse white sugar is a coarse-grained sugar that adds a wonderful sweet, crunchy finish to baked goods. You can find it in the baking section of most specialty food stores and in select grocery stores.

    Flavor Variation: You can substitute 36 frozen sweet dark cherries, thawed and well drained, for the raspberries in this recipe.

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    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: puff pastry, raspberries, white chocholate, egg, sugar, flour, cream cheese

    Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Cookies, Dessert

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