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Easy Puff Pastry Braid Recipe with Jam

In need of a quick and delicious dessert? This super easy Puff Pastry Braid Recipe with Jam is made with only two ingredients! it’s so simple, yet looks so beautiful and tastes like a delicious freshly baked good.

This is definitely a dessert for every baking skill and level, yet looks like a store-bought, fancy dessert.

Serve it warm -freshly out of the oven- with ice cream on top, or dust it with powdered sugar, either way, it’s so good and looks gorgeous.

Easy Pastry Jam Wreath

Ingredients you’ll need for this Pastry Jam Wreath

This dessert is only 2 simple ingredients, found in any grocery store. You’ll only need:

  • Puff Pastry. One sheet of puff pastry is enough for this dessert
  • Jam. Any flavor will work with this pastry, choose your favorite and switch to a new flavor for a completely different dessert. 
  • Optional: To decorate your wreath, dust it with a bit of powdered sugar and add some edible flowers for a colorful touch

Take a look at the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full recipe.

How to make this easy puff pastry dessert recipe

  1. Start by Pre-heating your oven to 425 Fahrenheit and lining a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper. If your store-bought puff pastry comes with one, you can certainly use it.
  2.  Dust a surface with flour or work over parchment paper to prevent pastry from sticking. 
  3. Place puff pastry dough in a single layer on top of the lightly floured surface. If the dough is too hard, let it come to room temperature for a few minutes. If you feel that your pastry is uneven, use a rolling pin to smooth it out.
  4. ​Spread raspberry jam evenly on top of your pastry, leaving a 2-inch border on the edges of the sheet. 
  5. Starting with the long edge, roll the dough tightly to the opposite side until a big log is formed. Excess Jam will start to puddle when forming your log, if this happens, remove the excess with a spoon and continue rolling
  6. Pinch with your fingers the sides of the pastry to the log so it doesn’t open when cut or baked. With a sharp knife cut your log in half, then twist both strips together, to form a braid appearance. Press one end of the braid slightly on top of the other, pinching with your fingers to close and form a wreath. 
  7. Place your cookie sheet inside the preheated oven, and bake for 20 minutes or until the top of the wreath is golden brown
  8. ​Let cool completely, dust with powdered sugar, and decorate with edible flowers if desired
Easy Pastry Jam Wreath

Filling substitutions

The next time you make this dessert, you can switch up the filling for any of these options. 

  1. Cream Cheese. You can fill your braid with a Cream cheese mixture instead. Mix 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1/4 Cup of powdered sugar, spread your cream cheese filling on top of the sheet puff pastry, and add chocolate chips on top of the cream cheese. Braid as directed above.
  2. Nutella. For a Nutella puff pastry braid just spread 1/4 cup of Nutella on top of your pastry sheet, braid, and bake as directed.
  3. Fresh fruit. Use your fruit choice to fill your puff pastry dessert: fresh berries, banana or apple, and add a drizzle of maple syrup on top of the fruit
  4. Cinnamon. Mix 1/4 cup turbinado sugar or brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons of melted butter for some puff pastry cinnamon twists

For more puff pastry recipes, follow the links below. You can also click this link for easy dessert recipes.


Easy
 Hazelnut Nutella Puff Pastry Knots

Peanut Butter S’more Pastries

Cinnamon Puff Pastry Knots

Puff Pastry Peach Danish

Take a look at this video for a quick tutorial on how to do this delicious recipe!

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Easy Pastry Jam Wreath
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Easy Puff Pastry Braid Recipe with Jam

Super easy, 2 ingredient, pastry wreath filled with jam
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Easy Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 2 ingredient recipe, easy pastry recipe, easy pastry wreath, edible flower recipe, Maria Corcuera, pastry jam wreath, sweet fix baker
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Maria Corcuera

Ingredients

  • 1 unit Pastry Dough sheet
  • 1/3 Cup Jam any flavor you like
  • 2 tablespoons Dusting Sugar and edible flowers Optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If your store-bought puff pastry comes with one, you can certainly use it.
  • Dust a surface with flour or work over parchment paper to prevent pastry from sticking. 
    Place puff pastry dough in a single layer on top of the lightly floured surface. If the dough is too hard, let it come to room temperature for a few minutes. If you feel that your pastry is uneven, use a rolling pin to smooth it out.
    Spread raspberry jam evenly on top of your pastry, leaving a 2-inch border on the edges of the sheet.
    1 unit Pastry Dough sheet, 1/3 Cup Jam
  • Starting with the long edge, roll the dough tightly until a big log is formed. Excess Jam will start to puddle when forming your log, if this happens, remove the excess with a spoon and continue rolling
    Pinch with your fingers the sides of the pastry to the log so it doesn't open when cut or baked. With a sharp knife cut your log in half, then twist both strips together, to form a braid appearance. Press one end of the braid slightly on top of the other, pinching with your fingers to close and form a wreath.
  • Place your cookie sheet inside the preheated oven, and bake for 20 minutes or until the top of the wreath is golden brown
  • ​Let cool completely, dust with powdered sugar, and decorate with edible flowers if desired
    2 tablespoons Dusting Sugar and edible flowers

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g

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