Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs

Light and flaky Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, fresh strawberries, a creamy no-bake cheesecake filling, and a sweet strawberry sauce come together to make these quick and easy Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs...

Four Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs dusted with powdered sugar next to a bowl of strawberries

These easy-to-make Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs make it look like I spent hours in the kitchen.  In reality, they took minutes to make.

Overhead view of four strawberry cheesecake puffs dusted with powdered sugar next to a small bowl of raspberries and blueberries

For this recipe, I used Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry because it's not only easy to work with but these puff pastry sheets can take a simple recipe and transform it into something truly special.

A box of puff pastry sheetsThis fantastic dessert is all about layers.  I've got a layer of the puff pastry on the bottom and it's topped with a thick layer of no-bake cheesecake cream.  On top of the cream, I add a layer of fresh, sliced strawberries and top them with a homemade strawberry sauce. Finally, to add a top to all of this deliciousness, I place another piece of puff pastry on top of the filling layers and garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs are so pretty and perfect to serve at the simplest or the most elegant of parties.  These desserts would also be lovely served at any 4th of July gathering too.  To add a little blue to the red strawberries and the white cheesecake filling, scatter a few blueberries around.

Here's how these Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs come together...

Open up the package of puff pastry package and thaw on the counter according to package directions.  This will take about 30-40 minutes.

Puff pastry laid out on a large cutting board

Unfold the pastry and you will notice that it is folded in three sections.  Cut along the seams of each section.

Puff pastry laid on a large cutting board and sliced into three strips

Next, cut each strip in half crosswise, making 6 pastry rectangles in all.  Place the pastry rectangles onto a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes until lightly browned.

Puff pastry cut into six squares on a baking tray

While the puff pastry is baking, make the strawberry sauce...

Combine sliced strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Mash the mixture with a potato masher until the strawberries are softened and the sugar dissolves.

Mashing strawberry, sugar, and lemon juice mixture with a potato masher in a large pot

Continue to cook the strawberries and the mixture will thicken.  Remove from the heat and cool completely.

When the puff pastry rectangles are done, remove the tray from the oven to cool.  Meanwhile, prepare the cheesecake filling by mixing together cream cheese, sugar and heavy cream.

Slice each puff pastry rectangle in half lengthwise and spread a layer of the cheesecake filling, topped with a layer of fresh strawberries and a spoonful of the strawberry sauce.

Puff pastry filled with cheesecake filling and strawberry mixture on a large cutting board

Now, place the other puff pastry rectangle on top and sprinkle a little powdered sugar over the top...

Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs dusted with powdered sugar next to scattered strawberries

Another thing I love about these Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs is that you can make each element of the dessert ahead of time.  The puff pastry rectangles can be baked and stored in an airtight container until you're ready to use them.  The no-bake cheesecake mixture and the strawberry sauce can also be made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator.  This makes for a super easy dessert that will come together very quickly.

Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs

Puff pastry, strawberries, a no-bake cheesecake filling, and a strawberry sauce come together to make these quick and easy Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs...
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 puffs
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 sheet of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry , thawed (1/2 box)


  • 1 cup strawberries , fresh, sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • 1 cup strawberries , fresh, sliced
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Unfold the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface, such as a large cutting board. Cut the pastry sheet into 3 strips along the fold marks. Next, cut each strip in half making 6 rectangles.
  • Place each pastry rectangle onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely on an oven rack. Set aside or store in an airtight container until ready to use.
  • Combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mash mixture with a potato masher until the strawberries are softened and the sugar dissolves.
  • Increase heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Boil, stirring often to prevent mixture from sticking to pan, until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cool completely.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar and cream together until smooth, about 3 minutes. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  • Split each pastry into 2 layers, making 12 in all.
  • Evenly divide the cream cheese mixture between each of the bottom layers and spread with the back of a spoon or a knife.
  • Top the cream cheese mixture with a layer of sliced strawberries.
  • Top the strawberries with the strawberry filling.
  • Top with the top pastry layer.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar.

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31 thoughts on “Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs”

  1. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    These puffs are just beautiful Joanie! And with so many fresh strawberries in my garden it’s going to be hard to resist making this!

  2. Trisha @ The Ham & Cheese Of It

    I will take all of these please! I am going to a fourth of july party next weekend and I think doing a strawberry one of these and a blue berry one would be so much fun and unique! Thanks for sharing it on Grow Your Blog.

    1. They would be perfect for the 4th of July. I’ve made these with blueberries too and they’re spectacular!

  3. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    These puffs look heavenly!!! I love how simple they are to make! Pinning for later!!

  4. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    Omg, I wish I had these right now! Everything about them looks perfect, and I am a big puff pastry lover! You have totally convinced me to buy some when I am out today 🙂

    1. Oh good, Kacey. I love how easy puff pastry makes this dessert come together. Thanks, girl!

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