This, like most things on this website, falls into the category of looks-frou-frou-but-is-actually-easy-and-takes-under-20-minutes-to-make. My favorite category. This is great for tea, coffee, milk, holidays, tea parties, dinners, breakfasts, lunches, potlucks, and stress eating. Stick a candle in it and call it an elevated birthday treat. I’ve learned that if you call food elevated, no one will mess with you, because it sounds like you know what you’re doing! It’s the same when you tell people you’re a food blogger. Yes, that’s right, I’m professional! I’m educated! I’m talented! I don’t run around dumping sauces and vinegars and spices into a dutch oven while singing Lana del Rey and hope it turns out good! No sir! The food, not the singing. I gave up on the singing years ago.
1 package puff pastry, thawed
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen cranberries
Zest of ½ orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Start by grabbing two pots. Throw the blueberries in one. I tried everything to break up the block of blueberries! I ran it under hot water, whacked it with a wooden spatula, and finally gave up and took a picture of it like that. It took a while to break up, even in the hot pot. It’s been in the back of the freezer for a long time. Don’t ask how long.
Throw the cranberries in the other pot.
Add the sugar, orange zest, and vanilla to the cranberries. I love blueberries on their own, but cranberries need a lot of work to be palatable, like the president. And even after all of this, they still turned out a little bit bitter! Like me after the election. Well, except the president will never be palatable. And I’m really, really bitter. Should I stop comparing berries to human emotions?
Once the blueberries have thawed and are beginning to bubble, add in the cinnamon.
Taste both the mixtures, and adjust to taste. Once they’re done, let them cool a bit,
and then unwrap the puff pastry and slice it in half.
Pour the berry sauces down each one, and then bake it at 400 F for 10 minutes. You could also mix the sauces and do a mixed berry tart.
When they’re done, sprinkle powdered sugar on top, and serve them hot or cold.