The holiday season is all about coming together, isn’t it? 

Whether it’s gathering around the table for a hearty meal or huddling in the kitchen to whip up something sweet, it’s the moments we share with loved ones that make this time of year truly magical. 

In a world that’s constantly evolving, our holiday traditions can also take on new shapes and flavors. 

I love exploring creative and contemporary twists on classic dishes, and that’s why I’m happy to introduce you to a modern Christmas favorite – Candy Cane Puff Pastry.

The holiday season has a way of bringing out the magic in even the simplest of things, and that’s what I adore about it. 

Amidst the twinkling lights, the crisp winter air, and the laughter of friends and family, I find myself drawn to the kitchen, eager to whip up something special. 

This recipe is a nod to the traditions that have been passed down through generations in my family. It’s a testament to the beauty of simplicity, where the flakiness of puff pastry and the sweetness of candy canes unite in perfect harmony.

For me, the holidays have always been about creating memories with those I hold dear, and this delightful pastry embodies that spirit.

It’s a recipe that brings generations together, as we twist and bake our way into each other’s hearts. 

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Why Raspberries?

Raspberries are traditionally a summer fruit, but for our family we have always had raspberry bushes and have frozen the berries to use up in winter. 

They remind me of picking raspberries with my Grandmother and parents so I love to use them in recipes when we are all together.

You can also use strawberries if that is more your “jam” – see what I did there? Ha!

Can I use pre-made jam?

If fresh raspberries are hard to find, frozen will do as well. You just may have to let them simmer a bit more to remove the extra moisture. 

And of course you can save time and use jarred raspberry jam.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Parchment Paper

Saucepan

Brush

Pizza Cutter

Baking Sheet

Candy Cane Puff Pastry Dessert

This simple, family favorite is perfect for your next Christmas/Holiday party. Quick and easy with simple ingredients the whole family can help make. Candy Cane Treats to wow your guests.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 Candy Canes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Puff Pastry
  • 1.5 cups Raspberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk

Instructions
 

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside for later.
  • Take your puff pastry and set it out to begin defrosting while you prepare the raspberry filling.
  •  In a small saucepan, combine the raspberries and white sugar.
  • Allow the raspberries to cook down, using a silicone spatula to gently squish them as they soften.
  • Once the raspberries have cooked down and are boiling, reduce the heat and let them simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  • The raspberry mixture should thicken slightly during this time.
  •  Let the raspberry mixture cool to room temperature before using it in the puff pastry.
  • Once the raspberries have cooled, lay out the bottom sheet of puff pastry on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spread a thick layer of the raspberry mixture across the pastry, leaving a 1-inch border at the top and bottom.
  • Moisten the edge of the pastry with water and place the second sheet of puff pastry on top of the raspberry layer.
  • Use a fork to crimp the top and bottom edges of the puff pastry together to seal the filling
  • With a pizza cutter, slice the assembled pastry into 14 even strips.
  • Twist each cut strip and shape it into a candy cane
  • Arrange the shaped candy canes on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  •  In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar and milk to create a glaze. Drizzle this glaze over the baked candy canes for a finishing touch. Enjoy your homemade Candy Cane Puff Pastry!
Keyword Christmas, easy

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