Maple Walnut Cups

Mini puff pastry cups are brushed with a maple syrup mixture, baked until golden and filled with a sweetened whipped cream mixture. Serve them at your next party for a delicious dessert that will earn rave reviews.


1 package (9.5 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Cups
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
0.75 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract


Heat the oven to 400°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the pastry cups onto the baking sheet.  Stir the syrup and walnuts in a small bowl.  Brush the tops of the pastry cups with the syrup mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.  Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, press the centers of the hot pastry cups down into the bottoms of the cups.
Beat the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl using an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Spoon or pipe the cream mixture into the pastry cups.