I had to get a dessert together quickly for an impromptu dinner with my visiting sister from Alberta this week and decided on this very quick and easy dessert. I think it will probably make a great holiday entertaining recipe for all those inevitable occasions when you don’t have a lot of time to throw together a dinner on short notice. Substitute your favourite fresh berries or other fruits for a myriad of variations.
1 pint whipped cream
8 oz white chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pint blackberries
2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
Fold ½ inch of the edge of the puff pastry toward the center all around the outer edge of the puff pastry. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and use a fork to poke holes in the dough in about a dozen places over the surface of the dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure the bottom of the pastry had browned sufficiently before removing it from the oven to cool completely on a wire rack.
Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler and set aside to cool almost to room temperature.
Meanwhile, whip the whipping cream and vanilla to firm peaks. Fold the melted white chocolate gently into the whipped cream and spoon the mixture over the pastry. Place the berries over the top and sprinkle the galette with the lemon zest.