I always keep a package of puff pastry in my freezer!

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3 tablespoons butter

1⁄4 cup sugar

1⁄2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped

2 tablespoons water

4 cups strawberries, cut in half

1 pack puff pastry

1 tablespoon butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place butter, sugar, vanilla and water in a small saucepan and bring to boil.
  3. Let it simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or until it thickens.
  4. Place the strawberries in 4 portion size ramekins or small pans.
  5. Pour on the syrup.
  6. Unroll the puff pastry and cut it up to fit the top of your dish.
  7. Place it on top of the mixture and brush with butter.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden and puffed.
  9. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


Photography by Frances Janisch

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