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Summer Of Sandwiches: Puff Pastry & Cherry Chocolate Sandwiches

Summer Of Sandwiches: Puff Pastry & Cherry Chocolate Sandwiches

After obsessing about what to make for my next ice cream sandwich — seriously, I discussed it nonstop with my poor friend Deiter for over 20 minutes — I finally decided on puff pastry "cookies" and cherry ice cream with chocolate shavings. Because the ice cream mixture is whisked, the most difficult part of this recipe is pitting the cherries - unless you have a cherry pitter of course! If you don't own an ice cream maker simply purchase Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia. These babies are big and you may need a fork to eat them. To kick it up a notch drizzle warm chocolate over the top. Take a look at how I made these ice cream sandwiches - Dieter thinks "it's a winner" - just

For an easier to eat sandwich, go ahead and cut the puff pastry in half horizontally and place ice cream in between. It won't be as puffy, but this way you'll have enough pastry to make twice as many sandwiches!


Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream & Almond Puff Pastry Sandwiches
Modified from Batch Family Mountain and Epicurious

For the ice cream:
1 1/2 cups sliced Bing, Lapin or Sweetheart cherries
1 pint whipping cream
1 pint half and half
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup shaved dark chocolate (or to taste)
For the puff pastry:
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup sliced almonds (I was lazy and processed mine in a food processor)
1 large egg white

  1. Whisk whipping cream, half and half, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add cherries and stir. Chill mixture for 30 minutes in freezer.
  2. Meanwhile make the puff pastry: preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut pastry into thirds lengthwise along folds, then cut each strip crosswise into 4 pieces. Arrange squares on prepared sheet, spacing apart.
  4. Put sugar, almonds and egg white in a small bowl; stir to coat. Spread almond mixture atop squares, dividing evenly.
  5. Bake pastry squares until tops are golden around edges, 18 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
  6. Make the ice cream: pour into ice cream maker canister. Run machine until mixture reaches milkshake consistency. Add chocolate and mix until they're incorporated. Continue running machine until ice cream reaches desired consistency.
  7. Using a serrated knife, cut each piece horizontally in half. Spread 1/3 cup ice cream over each pastry bottom, then press on top to adhere.
  8. Freeze until ice cream is hard, about 1 hour.


Serves 12.


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MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 10 years
this looks wonderful! :drool:
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
lol how would I even fit that into my mouth? it's so big! delicious-looking, though!
Food Food 10 years
26rosebud - great tip! thanks!
ishop2much ishop2much 10 years
This would be really good with baskin robbins cherries jubilee!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
That is crazy looking and I bet utterly delicious!
marley11 marley11 10 years
MM guilty looove.
kyleracine kyleracine 10 years
that looks beyond good!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
oh yummy....love the pics of squished cherries!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 10 years
Party, when do you have time to sleep? It looks like it must take forever to make this. Looks wonderful though!
laurafox laurafox 10 years
Whoa - my boyfriend would kill for one of these! I think I have a new dessert to make for him now! :-)
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
*drool*
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
oh wow. YUMMMMM.
Random2 Random2 10 years
Oh, yum. I think this might be tomorrow's project when I get home form work.
MissLee82 MissLee82 10 years
Seriously!! My mouth is drooling!! Those look sooooooooo delicious!! Bookmarking this page! ;) ♥
26rosebud 26rosebud 10 years
To damper so much puff from the pastry, place another layer of parchment on top of the pastry and top with another baking pan before placing in the oven. This keeps the pastry from rising so much and cooks both sides at the same time. Works like a charm!
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
OMG!!! AMAZING! that looks so delicious! and cherry garcia is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE ice cream flavor :D
hushnefertiti hushnefertiti 10 years
Those things look incredible! i want them right now! I will def make those next weekend for oot friends.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
Partysugar you are SO cruel! That looks SOOOOO good, but I am watching my waist (watching it go DOWN thankyouverymuch ;)) and this would just send me over the edge. One day, on a really naughty day, I'll have to make this though.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
So I left these sandwiches wrapped in foil all night, took them out and pressed them down a little and it was pretty easy to eat them. The puff pastry is awesome super flaky and similar to a soft waffle cone.
Neekoh Neekoh 10 years
Yummy... but pretty much the devil to those of us who are health-conscious!
chellebaby chellebaby 10 years
Oh my word, those look so good!
buffyanne buffyanne 10 years
I am drooling over those. Great idea! Definitely a utensil-use dessert for me, though. I'm sure that trying to hold a puff pastry sandwich loaded with decadent ice cream would result in carpet ala mode.
dcmurray1970 dcmurray1970 10 years
the first pics look like blood..after you get passed it thought they do look good
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
:drool:
vouninou vouninou 10 years
OMG they look gigantic ... but such yummy
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