If you have been looking for July Fourth Breakfast Ideas, don't miss this delicious Puff Pastry Breakfast Tart with Whipped Greek Yogurt and Berries. This easy red, white and blue breakfast recipe is a festive way to celebrate 4th of July. It is fun to make and an easy Fourth of July recipe for kids.
Even though the Fourth of July barbeque is the prime time meal of the day, it doesn't mean you should skip having a red, white and blue breakfast.
First of all, you never know when that BBQ will actually get started. And secondly, why pass up an opportunity for this delicious Puff Pastry Breakfast Tart with Whipped Greek Yogurt and Berries?
If you have been looking for July Fourth Breakfast Ideas, I hope you love this recipe. And if you hadn't given planned on making a special 4th of July breakfast yet, I really hope this recipe convinces you to do so!
Puff pastry breakfast recipes are always a crowd pleaser because they are simple, delicious, and there are enough portions to go around. Between the blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and Greek yogurt, you'll be all set to start the day with this easy red, white and blue breakfast recipe.
This easy red, white and blue breakfast recipe is a festive way to kick off Fourth of July
I love the counter-textures of this 4th of July breakfast recipe - you get a soft crunch from the puff pastry, smooth velvet from the whipped yogurt, and light sweet juices from the berries...not quite a pop rocks-fireworks in your mouth, but just as interesting.
To make this puff pastry breakfast tart, you start by simply rolling out store-bought puff pastry (or use your favorite homemade recipe if you have one). You can make it even easier by buying a pre-rolled puff pastry sheet - the kind that you don't even need a rolling pin.
This is an easy puff pastry breakfast recipe
Next score the puff pastry sheet, about ½ inch from the edge, and poke the entire surface within the lines with a fork. Poking the surface allows steam to escape, so you don't end up with a puffed pastry base that is too uneven. Bake the sheet, and allow it to cool.
While you're waiting, whip the heavy cream until medium to stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the Greek yogurt.
When the puff pastry base is done and cooled, spread the whipped Greek Yogurt across the bottom, then finally top it off with the berries. Finish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and that's it! You have your Puff Pastry Breakfast Tart ready to be served and enjoyed.
Kids will love to help make this Fourth of July recipe. Turn this breakfast recipe into a fun activity.
For the parents, this is a great Fourth of July recipe for kids. Making this red, white and blue breakfast can be a fun activity with your kids. This is an easy recipe that kids (and even toddlers) can help make.
How can kids help make this simple Fourth of July recipe?
- Kids can unroll the puff pastry sheet onto a baking pan
- Kids can use a fork and prick holes all over the top of the puff pastry sheet before baking
- Kids can help pour the whipping cream into the bowl, and help hold the hand mixer
- Kids can use a spatula to fold the Greek yogurt into the whipped cream
- Kids can spread the whipped Greek yogurt onto the cooled pastry base
- And my toddler's favorite step... sprinkling the berries on top (because of course he knows exactly where the berries should go...).
This Puff Pastry Breakfast Tart is best served immediately after you assemble it, so gather everyone around when the last berries are being placed on. The puff pastry base will become soggy if you let the whipped Greek yogurt sit on it for too long.
Puff Pastry Breakfast Tart with Whipped Greek Yogurt and Berries is a crowd pleaser
I'm anticipating some questions that you may have about this recipe... If you do need to make this recipe ahead of time, you'll want to create a barrier between the puff pastry and the whipped Greek yogurt.
The best way I've found is to melt some dark chocolate and spread a very thin layer across the puff pastry with a silicone brush. Once the chocolate has hardened (you can pop it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to speed up the process), spread the whipped Greek yogurt on top of the chocolate layer. That will help seal the puff pastry from the moisture of the whipped Greek yogurt.
But even then, I recommend eating this tart within a couple hours, as you don't want the Greek yogurt and whipped cream to be sitting out too long. And puff pastry is always tastiest shortly after it comes out of the oven.
Enjoy this easy to make Fourth of July breakfast idea
If you have any other questions about making this Puff Pastry Breakfast Tart with Whipped Greek Yogurt and Berries, I'm happy to try and help.
Happy Fourth of July and enjoy this Red, White and Blue breakfast!
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For the puff pastry base
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 medium egg - beaten (you will only need a tiny bit of egg to use as egg wash)
For the whipped Greek yogurt
- ⅔ cups double cream (or whipping cream)
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
For the topping
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- powdered sugar - for topping
- Preheat the oven to 425°F / 220°C, or follow the cooking directions provided with your puff pastry sheet.
- Unroll the puff pastry sheet onto the baking pan. Using a knife, lightly score around the puff pastry sheet, about ½-inch from the edge. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Using a fork, prick holes all over the entire surface of the puff pastry sheet, within the scored lines. Using a silicone brush, lightly brush a very thin layer of beaten egg across the entire surface of the puff pastry sheet, including and especially around the border. You will only use up a little bit of the egg.Bake for about 15 minutes, or according to the directions provided with your puff pastry sheet, until the puff pastry is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- In the meantime, pour the double cream into a medium bowl and add the sugar. Beat on medium speed until medium to stiff peaks form. Fold in the Greek yogurt.
- Once the puff pastry base is cooled, spread the whipped Greek yogurt mixture on top, avoiding the ½-inch along the four edges.
- Add on the berries. Top with powdered sugar. Cut into portions and serve immediately.
Great recipe and super easy for people that don’t bake things all the time. I made it for a Christmas party so I just scratched the blueberries and added some green food coloring to the Greek yogurt/cream mixture!
Tina Jui says
Hi Sara - that is a brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing.
Marci Piper says
I am making this for tomorrow! We have a 10 AM 4th of July parade that goes by our house so we do brunch on the 4th!
sara | belly rumbles says
This is so light and luscious, such a great way to start the day. Even better way to start the 4th July!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says
Such a delicious breakfast idea! My kids would love me serving this up for breakfast
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
I love how easy this is and that the kids can help make it. I never use puff pastry dough but I love how flaky and buttery it is. So perfect for the holidays!
linda spiker says
Wow so pretty and festive!
Jacqueline Debono says
There's no 4th July celebration here in Italy, but love the idea of this puff pastry tart for breakfast!