Discover the latest culinary sensation sweeping the globe (read, TikTok) ‒ upside-down puff pastry squares. These delectable treats have taken the food world by storm with their simplicity and irresistible flavours.
There’s an inherent elegance and charm in the transformation of layered, laminated dough into a heavenly symphony of flaky, light textures. Puff pastry, also known as pâte feuilletée, serves as the canvas for a myriad of delectable creations. From the timeless elegance of the French tarte Tatin, with its caramelised apples and delicate pastry crust, to the versatility of savoury galettes and tantalising cheese straws, the possibilities are endless.
Recipe developer, blogger, and content creator Lily Ghodrati brought her culinary expertise to the forefront with her innovative twist on this classic pastry. With a knack for creating quick, easy, and imaginative food hacks, Ghodrati has garnered a devoted following on TikTok.
Ghodrati’s caramelised nectarine and honey pastries have become a sensation on social media, attracting nearly 45 million views. These delectable treats are prepared on a single sheet tray and require less than 20 minutes to cook, making them incredibly popular among home cooks. Like many past trending recipes, the use of minimal ingredients that can be swapped out based on individual flavour preferences is a perfect template for viral success.
Here’s how you can make it at home.
2 Nectarines, sliced (or any fruit of your choice)
1 Package Frozen Puff Pastry
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Make sure they are rimmed or your honey can seep out and drip over your oven!
- Let your frozen puff pastry thaw for several hours in the refrigerator before unrolling.
- Unroll puff pastry sheets. Use a rolling pin to slightly roll out each sheet (this helps get rid of the creases when you unroll them).
- Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles.
- Drizzle 2-3 teaspoons of honey on the parchment paper equally spaced apart 6 times. Spread to create a thin layer.
- Arrange 4-5 fruit slices in a single layer on top of the honey, ensuring that they are evenly distributed.
- Drizzle more honey on top of the fruit, about 2 tsp is fine, making sure to cover the fruit.
- Place the puff pastry rectangle on top of the fruit and honey layer, gently pressing down to seal the edges.
- Brush the puff pastry with a thin layer of egg wash (one egg beaten with a tablespoon of water) ensuring even coverage. Repeat this process with all the pastry squares you have.
- Bake one baking sheet at a time for 15-20 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown. Allow the tart to cool for a few minutes, then carefully flip it upside down onto a serving plate, revealing the beautifully caramelised fruit.