A couple of weeks ago, I accepted the Puffection Holiday Entertaining Challenge from Pepperidge Farm. Last week I shared their recipe and photos on how to make their Strawberry Whoopie Puff Recipe– which was very delicious I might add! This week I am back to share the exact same recipe with you all, including two new ingredients and a fun way to style it!
I decided to add vanilla bean paste to this recipe because it’s my latest obsession. Vanilla bean paste adds the perfect burst of vanilla flavor and beautiful vanilla bean flecks in every bite! I also added freshly sliced bananas because strawberry and banana go hand in hand. I absolutely loved the results! Whether you decide to use the original Pepperidge Farm Strawberry Whoopie Puff Recipe or my Strawberry Banana Recipe adaptation, I can assure you that you’ll be satisfied.
I cannot stress enough how impressive their puff pastry dough is. It’s the perfect balance of buttery and flaky, and the flavor and consistency is even better than a croissant! If you want to impress your guests with something they will think you got from a bakery, this puff pastry dough is the answer. You can easily add this puff pastry to almost any dessert and call it a masterpiece. One of my personal favorites is chocolate mousse and puff pastry!
As a dessert stylist, I am always looking for creative ways to take my desserts to the next level. Since I had some gold washi tape on hand, I folded a piece in half and wrapped it a lollipop stick and cut it to give it a ribbon look. I easily inserted the lollipop stick inside the whoopie puff. I think this is a fantastic way to add extra sparkle when entertaining your guests during the holidays.
Come join in on the fun and check out the Puffection tab on the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Facebook page, where you can share your own holiday Puff Pastry recipes. Be sure to also check out www.puffpastry.com for more recipes, tips, and video tutorials.
Strawberry Banana Whoopie Puff Recipe
- 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
- 1 sliced banana
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
- 1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Heat the oven to 400°F. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Using a 3-inch round biscuit cutter, cut the pastry sheet into 9 (3-inch) circles. Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Split each pastry into 2 layers.
Beat the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the preserves, vanilla bean paste, lemon zest and lemon juice. Reduce the speed to low. Beat in the sugar, 1 cup at a time, until just blended.
Divide the strawberry mixture among the bottom pastry layers. Top with the top pastry layers. Sprinkle with additional confectioners’ sugar. Garnish with slices of banana.
Disclosure: Pepperidge Farm has provided me with a stipend for time and any materials invested in the Pepperidge Farm® Puffection TM Holiday Entertaining challenge, as well as using #spon in all social posts. Of course, everything I say about their products is truthful and reflects my actual experiences.