These pretty 3-ingredient pastry flowers are delicate, easy to make, and guaranteed to impress at your next brunch or tea. Nothing beats that flaky, buttery pastry with a sweet jam.

Pastry flowers willed with red and purple jam on a black ceramic plate.

Plate these up alongside some mini avocado toast and latte for a pretty and classy brunch menu!

🌟Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Super easy! These pastry flowers come together quickly and easily with no special skills required.
  • Only 3 ingredients. Puff pastry, jam, and eggs are all you need! You can get these items at any grocery store easily.
  • Customizable! You can make these pastry flowers using ANY jam or filling you like. I love them with my cardamom quince jam, but you could do a classic strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, or even a non-jam filling like citrus curd. I show to make that in my citrus curd guide.
  • Uses store-bought puff pastry. No need to make puff pastry from scratch, store-bought will work perfectly and taste amazing.
  • Beautiful AND tasty. These pastries look so pretty with their flower design, and they taste amazing! I like to pair them with hot Persian tea.

Looking to complete your brunch menu – keep it simple with a fancy avocado toast or a twist on one of my favorites, a tomatillo shakshuka! And to drink, serve a kiwi bellini, or a decadent matcha rose latte, or a sweet London fog latte.

🧾 Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Puff pastry – 1 package of pre-made puff pastry which should give you 2 sheets. You can buy more if making a larger quantity of pastry flowers.
  • Any jam – You can use ANY jam you love. Mixed berry jam is a great choice, or I love to choose something unexpected like cardamom quince jam or persimmon jam.
  • Egg – Mixing your egg with water and brushing over the top of the puff pastry helps give it a golden brown color and great sheen.

Pro tip: How to defrost puff pastry

Leave the frozen pastry in the refrigerator overnight, then finish defrosting at room temperature for about 30 minutes. You’ll spend about 10 minutes in the morning prepping these, 18-20 minutes in the oven, and the whole house will spell just incredible.

👩‍🍳 How to Make This Recipe

You will need a baking sheet for this recipe, and parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. The light aluminum is my favorite baking sheet ideal for baking.

STEP 1. Start by preheating your oven to 400F.

STEP 2. Unfold your pastry sheets and lay them down flat. Cut each sheet into 9 equal squares of pastry.

STEP 3. After cutting your puff pastry sheet into squares, spoon 2-3 teaspoons of your chosen jam into the middle of the squares.

Squares of pastry with jan on top on a  black cutting board, with more balls of pastry beside it.

STEP 4. Pull the 4 corners of the square together, and pinch until sealed into a ball. Then, take each pastry pouch and place them seam-side down.

STEP 5. Cut 4 slits in a t-pattern without going all the way to the center. Then cut 4 more slits, one in between each of the original 4. This totals 8 slits.

Balls of jam-filled pastry with small cuts into the dough, on a black chopping board.

STEP 6. Take two adjacent petals and twist them away from each other. So, in pairs of two, the right petal will twist clockwise and the left counterclockwise. Continue for the other 3 pairs of petals until you create the flower shape.

Pastry and jam flowers sitting on a silpat mat on a silver baking sheet.

STEP 7. Place each puff pastry flower on your baking sheet, leaving ample room. It’s normal for some jam to spill out during baking, so make sure your baking sheet is lined with a Silpat or parchment paper. Only place 6 flowers max per baking sheet.

STEP 8. Brush the pastry with the eggwash mixture

STEP 9. Bake the pastry flowers for 18-20 minutes until golden brown, rotating the baking sheet halfway through. Allow to cool before eating.

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3-Ingredient Puff Pastry Flower Recipe

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These 3-ingredient pastry flowers are ridiculously easy to make, and are sure to impress your friends. Use your favorite jam, or try my recipe for cardamom quince jam!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Diet: Kosher, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 362kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package puff pastry 2 sheets
  • 2/3 cup jam use my recipe for cardamom quince jam
  • 1 egg scrambled with 1 tbsp of water

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400F.
  • Unfold your pastry sheets. Cut each sheet into 9 squares.
  • Spoon 2-3 tsp of jam onto each of the squares.
  • Take a jam-filled squares and place it in your palm. Pinch together the 4 corners to create a dough ball, filled with jam. Place pinched side down on a cutting board. Repeat for the other 8 squares.
  • Cut 8 petals in each pastry ball. I like to cut 4 first, 90 degrees apart (keeping the center in tact of course) and then the other 4 cuts are easy to cut evenly.
  • Take two adjacent petals and twist them away from each other…the right petal will twist clockwise and the left counterclockwise. Continue for the other 3 pairs of petals. Transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat for the other 8 flowers. 6 max per baking sheet.
  • Brush with egg wash. 
  • Bake 18-20 minutes until golden brown rotating the baking sheet half way through.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Happy Easter
    On your website we always find delicious and interesting recipes … I wish you a lot of health and a lot of hard work Happy Easter to all

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