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Fresh Blueberry Dessert Bruschetta

Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite dessert recipes of the summer. I created this sweet dessert “bruschetta” recipe for The Real Women of Philadelphia and GoodBite. These treats have a sugar & cinnamon puff pastry base, and then they’re topped with sweetened cream cheese and fresh blueberries. I can see adding strawberries too to make it red, white and blue for patriotic holidays!

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Yield: 20 dessert bites

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Fresh Blueberry Dessert Bruschetta

Fun, fresh handheld dessert recipe- perfect for summer.


1 large egg
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 (17.3-ounce) package Puff Pastry sheets (1 sheet), thawed
2 Tablespoons granulated white sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoons whipping cream + more, as needed
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
small fresh mint leaves, for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Beat egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.

2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon mixture to within 1/2-inch of the edge. Starting at a long side, roll up like a jelly roll. Press the seam to seal. Cut pastry roll into 20 (1/2-inch) slices. Place the slices, cut-side down, onto 2 baking sheets.

3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Gently flatten the hot pastries with a spatula. Let cool completely on baking sheets on wire racks.

4. In a medium bowl, use electric mixer to combine cream cheese, lemon juice and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Add whipping cream to thin out the mixture. Mix until creamy and well-combined. Add additional whipping cream, if needed, to create a spreadable consistency.

5. Assemble dessert bites: Spread a Tablespoon of the sweetened cream cheese mixture onto each of the baked puff pastry rounds. Top with fresh blueberries. Garnish with mint, if desired. Serve immediately.


*Add strawberries to make this a red, white and blue recipe!


Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by The Real Women of Philadelphia.

20 Responses to “Fresh Blueberry Dessert Bruschetta”

  1. postedAug 15, 2011 4:06 AM

    Love that this is on puff pastry. Yum!

  2. postedAug 15, 2011 4:12 AM
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    They look delish, Lori!!! 🙂

  3. postedAug 15, 2011 5:24 AM
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    These are adorable! I can see using all sorts of different fruit to suit the season!

  4. postedAug 15, 2011 5:53 AM
    Blog is the New Black

    Looks great- love the idea of sweet bruschetta!

  5. postedAug 15, 2011 7:14 AM

    i love puff pastry…but have had a hard time working with it.

    these look amazing. I just might have to give puff pastry another chance.

  6. postedAug 15, 2011 8:53 AM

    These look wonderful and would make a great appetizer or dessert. Can’t wait to try them!

  7. postedAug 15, 2011 11:04 AM

    Gotta luv puff pastry. It makes it so easy to impress. Along with the sweetened Philly cream cheese and blueberries, it lookf and sounds divine.

  8. postedAug 15, 2011 3:29 PM

    Easy and delicious! Yum.

  9. postedAug 15, 2011 7:00 PM

    I love the idea of a dessert bruschetta. Great recipe!

  10. postedAug 15, 2011 7:17 PM

    That puff pastry alone sounds fantastic. Love the blueberries on top!

  11. postedAug 16, 2011 4:44 AM

    I am in love!

  12. postedAug 16, 2011 10:43 AM

    What a fun dessert, Lori! I love the idea of a delicious treat that comes together so quickly.

  13. postedAug 16, 2011 2:00 PM

    What a sweet, simple, and refreshingly modern way to serve dessert!

  14. postedAug 17, 2011 5:33 PM

    This looks great. I’m having a lot of fun with bruschetta lately. I made a really fun brunch bruschetta recipe from Hungry Girl earlier this summer for guests — it was a bit hit!

  15. postedAug 27, 2011 12:13 AM

    What a beautiful and dainty dessert for summer! I love that no utensils are needed to eat these bite size treats! Perfect for parties and I love the fresh blueberries, tangy cream cheese & hint of lemon. The flavors just go so well together!

  16. postedAug 29, 2011 1:47 PM

    These look perfect for a baby shower sweet table I will be doing. Do you think the puff pastry base can be made a few days ahead of time?

    • postedAug 29, 2011 3:35 PM

      Yes, a couple of days ahead should be fine. Just keep them in a sealed zip bag.

  17. postedApr 15, 2012 1:25 PM

    These look amazing. I think if you were short on time you could also fold the fresh berries into the cream cheese mix and just add the mint leaves.

  18. postedAug 26, 2013 9:12 AM
    Penny Olsen

    How far in advance can these be put together? I would love to take to a dinner party but really don’t want to assemble them at their home. Eek

    • postedAug 27, 2013 7:02 AM

      You can definitely assemble them at home and take them to the dinner party- just do it right before you go!

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