These Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs are sponsored by Pepperidge Farm, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
These elegant but simple, Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs are sweet, creamy and light. They’re filled with a delicious homemade lime curd and fresh blackberry compote.
Need more inspiration for a Springtime dessert? Try these Lemon Berry Trifles.
Overnight it dumped 4-6″ of snow on us and it’s still falling… ? I told my kids before bed, if when they woke up in the morning and there was snow on the ground, I’d be packing my bags. My daughter came in this morning and asked when I was going to start packing my bag, LOL.
We also just sprang forward this weekend, so what gives Mother Nature?! Aren’t we suppose to be getting warmer here?! The days are longer now where is the sunshine? Calgon, take me away!
So, as I’m sitting here today working and thinking what beautiful dessert I was going to make this year to grace the Easter brunch table, I tried to think of foods that remind me of warmer weather. Berries and citrus first came to mind. We always go berry picking in the summer and I just love citrus flavors with berries…or well anything really, so this was my starting point.
I had recently just made some lemon curd when I came into lemons for .10/each and how can you pass up buying 50 of those? So, that day I also decided to make some lime curd too. I figured this would be the perfect time to use the fresh berries from the store and pair them with one of the citrus curds.
Now I could have used lemon, and don’t get me wrong, I love lemon, but I feel like it’s everywhere and paired with every berry ever. So I decided to pair blackberries with lime curd and what I came up with are these gorgeous little babies I like to call Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs.
And can we talk about Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry for a second? It’s amazing! I always have Puff Pastry Sheets in my freezer for moments like this when I want to whip up an elegant dessert or a super quick appetizer. I love to make breadstick with either cinnamon sugar or bruschetta seasoning. You can use them in hundreds of way but for today, I decided to use them as puffs.
While the puffs were baking in the oven, I made a quick blackberry compote and then made some blackberry lime buttercream with it. From start to finish, I was done making these little cuties in 30 minutes.
Not only are these Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs delicious, they are fancy enough to make for your sister’s wedding shower, best friends baby shower, your in-laws Easter table or Mother’s Day brunch. Do you get where I’m going with this? They’re perfect for any occasion. I will be bringing these to my in-laws for Easter and making them for my mom, on Mother’s day, for a special meal my sister and I are planning.
Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs
Yield 12 servings
These elegant but simple, Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs are sweet, creamy and light. They're filled with a delicious homemade lime curd and fresh blackberry compote.
- 2 tablespoons lime zest, set aside
- 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (I used about 4 large limes)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 large egg yolks
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
- 8 ounces blackberries
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon water
Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs
- 1 package Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
- 1 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup lime curd (homemade or store bought)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
- In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, combine lime juice, sugar, yolks and butter. Constantly whisking, bring to a boil until thickened.
- Transfer lime curd to a bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons lime zest. Cover and place into refrigerator until chilled.
- In a small saucepan, combine ingredients for blackberry compote over medium high heat. Cook for 4 minutes or until berries start to burst and become juicy.
- Remove from heat and place into fine mesh strainer. Run the compote through the strainer and reserve the liquid. Cool to room temperature. Should yield 1/4 cup sauce.
Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs
- Heat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unroll 1 Puff Pastry Sheet. into a 10 x 10" square onto floured surface.
- Using a 2 1/2" biscuit cutter, cut 12 circles out and place onto prepared baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper. Brush the tops with water.
- Repeat cutting procedure with last Puff Pastry Sheet. Place circles ontop of other circles to make double layered circles.
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- When cooled, using a serrated knife, cut puffs in half.
Blackberry Lime Buttercream
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, add butter and beat for 2-3 minutes, until fluffy.
- Add in cream cheese, lime curd, vanilla and 1/4 cup blackberry compote sauce.
- Slowly add powdered sugar, into the mixer, 1/2 cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. (I used all 3 cups as I wanted the buttercream to have stability)
- Beat until combined and increase speed and whip for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Using a Wilton 2D tip, pipe the buttercream onto the bottom of each puff and then place on the top puff.
- I also added a dollop of whipped cream and lime zest to the tops to make them extra pretty.
*Lime curd slightly adapted from here
Serving Size 12 servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Sodium 162 mg
Total Carbohydrates 37 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 21 g
Protein 4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
With the help of Puff Pastry Sheets, these Blackberry Lime Buttercream Puffs come together quickly and no one will be the wiser. They come out light, airy, flaky and golden delicious (with a little help from the egg wash) And I couldn’t believe how cute they were. You could fill these puffs with any combination you’d like, but this Blackberry Lime combo will have you singing a happy, Spring tune!
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Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
Whoa, these are gorgeous! Nothing screams “go away snow” like blackberries and lime. They’re the perfect Easter dessert! Or Tuesday dessert :).
Andrea @ The Petite Cook says
Wow! They look totally gorgeous! I absolutely love the blackberry+lime combo, I bet these cuties taste amazing!
Meg | Meg is Well says
I feel a little bit guilty that I’m reading this outside on my porch getting a tan right now. Sorry! Anyway, limes were the best choice for a spring-like feel and I LOVE that you put 2 whole tablespoons of lime zest in the lime curd! Talk about a fresh taste!
These look so cute! Love that you are using puff pastry too, so much simpler!
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen says
These are SO pretty, definitely perfect for a special occasion or “girl’s day” party! Love the flavor combo, too.
Rebecca | Let's Eat Cake says
These are gorgeous! Love how super light and airy the cream puffs look! And that color!
These are absolutely beautiful Megan – light and elegant – perfect for spring!
I know..What’s up with Mother Nature this year? It’s suppose to be getting warmer when the time changes. But anyway at least you brought a cute little Springy treat to the table to make you feel like it’s coming 🙂 Lovely recipe Megan!
Veena Azmanov says
I love anything lemon and blueberry so this would be a great treat for me. Love the color you got too! SO pretty. I think it will be a great treat for one of my kids play dates.
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day says
These cream puffs are so beautiful! I love your photos. It’s amazing what you can do with puff pastry!
Puff pastry is the best! The flavor in this curd sounds awesome! I would have such a hard resisting these!
Adriana Lopez Martn says
This is just lovely. I am a fan of good easy desserts and yours is really inspiring me to make it for Easter
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
These look delicious. I am with you on the weather. We are supposed to drive to some friends about an hour away…and it is supposed to snow. Seriously like 3 weeks ago I went for a walk with a spring jacket on!! I love playing with puff pasty. Perfect little treat.
Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health says
Awwww I’m sorry to hear about the weather Megan. Well pack your bags and come to Croatia. We have lots of suns and warm temperature. It’s 20C outside. Yesterday my kiddo and I laid in the sunny terrace for 30 minutes, and we got like burns on our hands and face heheh Would love I had these amazing looking puffs to complement my terrace experience 🙂 These puffs look irresistible! Perfect for afternoons. I know I couldn’t stop eating just ONE. Delicious!
Kathy McDaniel says
I love throwing tea parties and I will be making these adorable little bites at my next party! The flavor combination sounds wonderful.
These blackberry lime buttercream puffs look totally divine!! It’s quite amazing as well that such delectable treats can all be done in 30 minutes!! Wow!
Just Jo says
Oh that’s a great idea to use the puff pastry instead of making choux which can be a bit of a life force onto itself lol. I am loving the fresh and zingy flavours, so perfect for Spring. Beautiful photos too x
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
They are so cute. I could see them at a dessert buffet or even treats at a shower. They certainly look warm and sunny. 🙂 Spring is in just a few days — YES!!!! I’m picking up some puff pastry to make those cute treats.
Byron Thomas says
Megan, these are beautiful. YOu’ve inspired me to work with puff pastry – to be honest, I’m always weary of it. I have a box in my freezer that I purchased a while ago, but I never get around to using it. I’ve got to try these. They look perfect for an upcoming Easter brunch.
Megan you made simple puff pastry into gourmet dish with also those lime curd and blackberry compote. I like those recipe going to incorporate into my recipes sure they are so colorful and summery.
Christine McMichael says
These sound like the best idea EVER! So yummy. Perfect for parties and showers! Can’t wait to make these 🙂
Molly Kumar says
OMG, look at the gorgeous color and the blackberry-lemon buttercream sounds perfect. I’m a big fan of blackberry and I feel we dont use it enough … atleast not in desserts but this is simply gorgeous. Cant wait to try them.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
I have never cooked with blackberry before and the compote looks great. What a great looking dessert this is and love the ease of being able to use the store bought puff pastry sheets.
Jennifer A Stewart says
What a gorgeous dessert! I am still trying to formulate my menus for Mother’s Day and Easter and these will make a great addition to my table! I am looking forward to trying those Lemon Berry Trifles too!! That way I have all my dessert bases covered!
Kylee from Kylee Cooks says
Those are SO pretty! I’d love to serve them at a Mother’s Day lunch, or an Easter brunch! Perfect for the season.
At what point is the powdered sugar added to the buttercream?
Megan Marlowe says
My apologies, I just updated the recipe.