Pockets of Joy


So I was just sitting around being lazy today and then all of the sudden I came up with this dessert. It just came to me. I thought of little pockets of joy.  So I made two versions of my little pockets of joy.  Even though I should not be eating these because they are quite heavy in calories, sometimes you just have to throw that idea to the wind and say go for it. So here is what my crazy head came up with.

 

Pockets of Joy

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Nutella Banana

1 sheet of puff pastry

Nutella

Banana

Almonds (chopped)

Powdered Sugar

First make sure your puff pastry is defrosted. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Unfold and cut on the seams, you should have three pieces. Then cut each of those sheets in four pieces.  All together when done cutting you should have 12 squares.  On one square put about a ½ Tbsp or more of the Nutella on the center of the puff pastry. Add some chopped almonds and then two slices of banana.

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Then place one more sheet on top and seal the edges with a fork.

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Make 5 more and you are done with the prep work.  Place in oven for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them.  Take them and let them cool and then sprinkle powder sugar on them.  Let them cool.

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Peach Cream

 1 sheet of puff pastry

Peach Jam

 4 oz Cream Cheese soften

Powdered sugar

Just like the first recipe. Cut your puff pastry into three strips then each of those into 4 pieces and you should have 12 pieces again. I took the cream cheese and softened it. Add in about 1/2 cup of powdered sugar just to sweeten it and stir until combined. You will not need all of the cream cheese but I will use it later for other things.   Take a piece of puff pastry piece and put a small amount of the cream cheese mixture on the center and spread it around to almost the edges. Then I added a spoonful of peach jam in the center.

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Placed the second piece on top and then sealed the edges with the fork.  Create five more and you are done. Put in the oven for  15 minutes. Take out and let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Enjoy.

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Jon was out plowing snow all day and came in just when I was pulling them out of the oven and he was instantly warmed up trying each of them. Oh the power of dessert.  Delicious! Please let me know what you think of them.

 

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I’m Back… and I have a great appetizer to share.


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I must apologize for not posting lately. I have no good excuse but I am getting back to the things I love and I love blogging so I am back and ready for the New Year.

I have a lot of fun stuff planned for Sassy and Savory this year.  I won’t spoil it by telling you just yet but be prepared for something new.  I have an awesome new appetizer to share with you.  It will blow your mind on how easy this is to make and so tasty at the same time.

Ham and Green Onion Bread Rolls

1 French Baguette

2 pkgs. of cream cheese softened

1 pkg. of thin Black Forest Ham

5 Green onions

1 tsp of All Season Salt

1 tsp of Worcestshire Sauce

½ tsp of Garlic Powder

First step is to cut the ends of the baguette off. Then cut the baguette into thirds, take each piece and hollow out the middle of the bread. I use a spoon but you can use whatever works for you.  Save the bread because you can use that in meatballs or meatloaf.

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Next step is to take the soften cream cheese and add the All Season Salt, Worcestshire Sauce and Garlic Powder. I usually do a taste test at this point to make sure the season is good. Then I take the ham out of the package and chop it into small pieces and throw that in with the cream cheese mixture. Slice your green onions into small pieces and add those also.

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Stir all together and then stuff the bread with the mixture. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until the cream cheese mixture has harden again. Then you slice thin slices of the bread and place on your plate in rows. They are delicious and each one is about 40 calories. I have made these for two parties now and they go like hotcakes. So enjoy.

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