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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

White Chocolate Berry Baskets - As Seen on WIBW 13 News at 4, March 20, 2013

1 box puff pastry shells, not to be confused with puff pastry sheets
1 package (3.3 oz) instant white chocolate pudding
1 cup milk
1½ cups sweetened whipped cream
1 cup assorted fresh berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries
¼ cup orange-flavored liqueur, such a Triple Sec 
Melted chocolate, if desired, for garnishing

Be sure to purchase puff pastry shells, not sheets!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Place puff pastry shells onto baking sheet and bake for approx. 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire rackImmediately press centers of shells down to create ‘ baskets’.

In a mixing bowl, combine pudding with milk and whisk until smooth.  Fold in whipped cream and set aside in refrigeration for later use.  In a bowl, drizzle fruit with liqueur and let fruit marinate for 20 minutes.

To assemble:  Spoon prepared pudding mixture into each berry basket.  Top with marinated fruit, letting fruit and juices fall down over sides of puff pastry baskets.  Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired. Serve at once.

Makes 6 beautiful berry baskets! 

Now You're Cookin', 
Chef Alli