Make these Easy Breakfast Pastries – Ready in 15 minutes

Ready in just 15 minutes, these Breakfast Pastries are a delicious treat straight from your oven. Flaky puff pastry gives them a fresh-from-the-bakery feel.

Fresh and warm from the oven these Breakfast Pastries are a real treat and this this version starts with frozen puff pastry dough. You can fill them with homemade or store-bought jam it’s entirely up to you. These are also tasty filled with apple or cherry pie filling.

Breakfast Pastries on a cooling rack

What Ingredients are Needed for Breakfast Pastries

  • Strawberry Jam, Apple or Raspberry Jam: These bring sweet and fruity flavors, making the pastries delicious and enjoyable.
  • Cornstarch (1 tablespoon): Helps thicken the jam, preventing it from being too runny and ensuring a nice, gooey filling.
  • Puff Pastry Sheets (2, thawed): Provide the flaky and crispy layers that make the pastries light and enjoyable to bite into.
  • Powdered Sugar (1 cup): Adds a sweet and powdery topping, enhancing the overall taste and making the pastries visually appealing.
  • Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon, freshly squeezed): Adds a zesty kick, balancing the sweetness and bringing a refreshing flavor to the pastries.

How to make Breakfast Pastries

  1. Defrost the pastry dough.
  2. Prepare the jam and set the jam aside to cool.
  3. Spread the jam onto the dough, cover with another pastry rectangle, and seat with a fork.
  4. Bake until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.
  5. Prepare icing.
  6. Decorate with icing and serve.

Why this recipe works

  1. This recipe works because it combines the sweetness of jam with the flaky texture of puff pastry. The addition of cornstarch ensures a gooey and well-thickened filling.
  2. Puff pastry sheets create layers of crispiness.
  3. Powdered sugar adds sweetness and visual appeal, while freshly squeezed lemon juice provides a refreshing balance, making the pastries a delightful and harmonious treat for breakfast.
  4. The combination of these ingredients results in a tasty, well-balanced, and visually appealing breakfast pastry.
Puff Pastry topped with raspberry jam

Recipe tips and kitchen tricks

  1. Perfect Puff Pastry: Ensure the puff pastry sheets are properly thawed before use. This guarantees that the pastry will rise and become flaky during baking.
  2. Jam Thickness: Use the cornstarch judiciously in the jam filling to achieve the right thickness. This prevents the filling from being too runny and ensures a gooey, well-set center.
  3. Lemon Zest: Consider adding a bit of lemon zest for an extra citrusy flavor. Zesting the lemon before squeezing it for juice adds a bright and aromatic element to the pastries.

Recipe Variations

  1. Mixed Berry Delight: Combine strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry jams for a medley of fruity flavors. Experiment with a variety of berries to create a vibrant and diverse taste.
  2. Cream Cheese Twist: Add a layer of cream cheese before spreading the jam for a creamy and tangy twist. The combination of sweet jam and rich cream cheese creates a delightful contrast.
  3. Spiced Apple Surprise: Swap the berry jams for a spiced apple filling. Mix cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg with apple slices for a warm and comforting flavor profile, perfect for a fall-inspired pastry.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Simple Elegance: Serve the pastries on a decorative plate with a dusting of powdered sugar. This adds a touch of elegance, making them visually appealing.
  2. Fruit Garnish: Plate the pastries with fresh berries or sliced fruit on the side. The additional fruit complements the jam filling and enhances the overall presentation.
  3. Coffee Pairing: Enjoy the pastries with a cup of hot coffee or tea. The combination of sweet pastries and a warm beverage creates a delightful breakfast or brunch experience.
  4. Ice Cream Indulgence: Elevate the treat by serving the pastries with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The warm pastries and cold ice cream create a satisfying and indulgent dessert.
  5. Drizzle of Glaze: Prepare a simple glaze with powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle it over the pastries for added sweetness and a glossy finish, enhancing both taste and appearance.

Make it a Meal

  1. Yogurt Parfait: Layer yogurt with granola and fresh berries in a colorful cup. It’s a tasty and visually appealing way to add some healthy goodness to breakfast.
  2. Smoothie Bowls: Blend favorite fruits with yogurt or milk and pour into bowls. Top with granola, sliced bananas, and a sprinkle of colorful berries for a nutritious and delicious breakfast option.
  3. Cheese and Veggie Omelette Bites: Make mini omelette bites with diced vegetables and cheese. These protein-packed, bite-sized delights are a delicious and low-carb option for a kid-friendly breakfast.
Breakfast Pastries on a cutting board

Storing, freezing, and reheating instructions


  1. Store the breakfast pastries in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you want to keep them fresh for a longer time, store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.


  1. Once baked and cooled, place the pastries on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  2. Freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container, placing parchment paper [paid link] between layers to prevent sticking.
  3. Freeze for up to 2-3 months.


  1. For room-temperature pastries, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.
  3. For frozen pastries, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake for 12-15 minutes or until heated.

Note: Microwaving may result in a loss of crispiness.

frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Can I use different fruit jams?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with various jams like strawberry, raspberry, or even mixed berries. It adds a personal touch to your pastries.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can! Prepare the pastries, freeze them, and bake as needed. This is a convenient option for busy mornings or when you want a quick treat.

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Yes, you can use flour as a thickening agent for the jam filling. However, cornstarch provides a smoother consistency.

How do I prevent the pastries from becoming soggy?

Ensure the jam is not overly runny, and seal the edges well. Additionally, avoid overcrowding on the baking sheet to allow proper airflow for a crisp texture.

Can I glaze the pastries with something other than powdered sugar and lemon juice?

Of course! You can try a simple vanilla or almond glaze for a different flavor. Mix powdered sugar with a small amount of milk or water until you achieve your desired consistency.

Drink Pairings


  1. Fruity Smoothies:
    • Blend your favorite fruits with yogurt or milk for a delicious and nutritious smoothie. It’s a tasty companion to breakfast pastries.
  2. Chocolate Milk:
    • A classic choice! Cold chocolate milk is a kid-friendly beverage that pairs well with the sweetness of breakfast pastries.
  3. Fruit-infused Water:
    • Make hydration fun by adding slices of fruits like strawberries or oranges to water. It’s a refreshing and healthy option to enjoy alongside tasty pastries.


  1. Citrus Iced Tea:
    • Brew a refreshing citrus-infused iced tea with lemon slices. Its mild sweetness and citrus notes make it a great family-friendly pairing for breakfast pastries.
  2. Sparkling Apple Cider:
    • Celebrate with a non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider. Its fizzy and apple-flavored goodness complements the pastries for a delightful family treat.
  3. Mixed Berry Lemonade:
    • Create a homemade mixed berry lemonade by combining berries and freshly squeezed lemon juice. This vibrant and fruity drink is perfect for a family gathering with breakfast pastries.
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Similar to the Toaster Strudels you can buy in the frozen food section of your grocery store, these Breakfast Pastries taste nothing like what you get from the boxed variety. Ready in just 10-15 minutes in the oven.

Breakfast Pastries

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
Similar to the Toaster Strudel you can buy in the frozen food section of your grocery store, these Breakfast Pastries taste nothing like what you get from the boxed variety. Ready in just 10-15 minutes in the oven.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 pastries
Calories 652 kcal


  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam , apple or raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed


  • While the Puff Pastry is defrosting, bring the jam and cornstarch to a boil over medium in a small saucepan [paid link]. Then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 4 minutes, stirring regularly. Set the jam aside to cool.
  • Once the pastry dough has thawed, lay 1 sheet of pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out slightly with a rolling pin. Cut the dough vertically into 3 equal strips and then horizontally in the middle of the dough sheet forming 6 proportionate rectangles.
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of cooled jam in the middle of the three bottom rectangles of dough. Spread the jam evenly over the surface to about 1/4-inch from each edge.
  • Wet the edges lightly with water to seal the dough then place the top sheet of dough over the bottom sheet of dough and line up the edges. Seal the edges by crimping with the tines of a fork. Brush the pastry tops with some milk to encourage browning.
  • Arrange the pastries on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Repeat these steps with the second pastry sheet. Bake until golden about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the pastries from oven and allow them to cool slightly
  • In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar and whisk [paid link] in, 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice, to make a thick icing consistency. Place icing in a zip-top bag and snip a small triangle off one corner to create a piping bag. Drizzle the icing over the pastries. Serve warm.


Serving: 1pastryCalories: 652kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 6gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 217mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 2gSugar: 41gVitamin C: 4.7mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 2.3mg
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4 thoughts on “Make these Easy Breakfast Pastries – Ready in 15 minutes”

  1. Got some special jam on vacation with blackberries elderberries apples and raspberries (BEAR Jam) and used some to make us some breakfast pasteries. Amazing.

    • Hi Louise, so glad you’re going to try it out. Please do stop back in and let me know how yours turned out. My next flavor I’m going to try is fig jam. My daughter and I cut one on the diagonal and shared it as a dessert.


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