NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the holiday season approaches, Pepperidge Farm is delighted to introduce new Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups. A miniature version of the much-loved Puff Pastry Shells, these versatile pastries provide a blank canvas for creative entertainers to serve up wow-worthy dishes in perfect bite-sized portions.
Pre-formed and ready-to-bake, Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups “rise” during just 20 minutes in the oven and can then be filled with any combination of ingredients, resulting in dazzling appetizers like a Mini Antipasto Pastry Platter and sweet treats such as Chocolate Mascarpone Cups Dipped in Chocolate (recipe below). These latest additions to thePepperidge Farm Puff Pastry lineup, which includes Sheets, Shells and Turnovers, make it easy to find inspiration for any occasion thanks to their portion-perfect size and light, flaky texture.
“When it comes to entertaining, we know how important it is for hosts to WOW their guests with delicious and impressive dishes,” said Theresa Miller, Puff Pastry Brand Manager at Pepperidge Farm. “Our Puff Pastry products have long served as inspiration for creating both sweet and savory recipes, and new Puff Pastry Cups provide yet another way for entertainers to showcase their culinary creativity.”
By visiting PuffPastry.com, consumers can check out hundreds of recipes that are perfect for in-home entertaining, and may access helpful how-to videos, special offers, and the brand’s monthly e-newsletter. Puff Pastry beginners and enthusiasts alike are also encouraged to join the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Facebook community (https://facebook.com/PuffPastry) and be inspired by the brand’s Pinterest page (pinterest.com/puffpastry/), where they may showcase their own Puff Pastry creations.
Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups (sold in 24-count quantities), Shells and Sheets are available in the freezer section at major supermarkets and mass merchandisers nationwide for a suggested retail price $3.88, $3.88 and $4.95, respectively. Pre-made Puff Pastry Turnovers from Pepperidge Farm are also available for a suggested retail price of $3.74.
Chocolate Mascarpone Cups Dipped in Chocolate
1 package (9.5 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Cups
1/4 cup fine granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon coffee or water
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
24 raspberries or blueberries
Bake and cool the Cups according to the package directions.
Stir the sugar, cocoa and coffee in a medium bowl until the cocoa is dissolved. Stir in the cheese. Fold in the whipped topping. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Dip the tops of the Cups in the melted chocolate and place chocolate-side up on a baking sheet. Let cool completely.
Spoon the cocoa mixture into a pastry bag. Pipe the cocoa mixture into the chocolate dipped Cups. Top each filled Cup shell with 1 raspberry or blueberry.
About Pepperidge Farm
Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a leading provider of premium quality fresh bakery products, cookies, crackers, and frozen foods. Among the company’s most popular products are Sausalito® andMilano® cookies, Goldfish® and Baked Naturals® crackers, frozen Puff Pastry, frozen garlic loaves and Texas toasts, and more than 50 varieties of fresh baked breads including Pepperidge Farm® Swirl, Farmhouse and Whole Grain. The company added Ecce Panis® gourmet artisan breads to its portfolio in 2009. Pepperidge Farm was founded in Connecticut in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin, an entrepreneurial homemaker who began baking fresh, all-natural bread for her allergy-afflicted son. The company is now a nationwide business with 9 manufacturing facilities and almost 5,000 employees. Pepperidge Farm has been part of Campbell Soup Company since 1961.