Happy Hunger Games! If The Hunger Games has forever altered how you think about cornucopias, this right here is the recipe for you. It’s customizable, easier than pie, and impressive enough to keep your family from questioning your life choices like they did last Easter when you forced them to watch Game of Thrones and screamed about finding your dragons all through the easter egg hunt. The final result is a lot like a Napoleon, but with optional tiny chocolate weapons and a lot of feelings (unless you also have some feelings about Napoleon, I’m not here to judge).
Yield: Makes four to five dessert plate sized cornucopias
I package of frozen puff pastry, thawed for 2 hours in the refrigerator
Optional: Chocolate, mascarpone, lemon curd, anything sweet you could dream of.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Take some tin foil and shape it into solid cone shapes and curl up the ends a bit
- Remove the puff pastry from the package and carefully unfold onto a floured surface. Cut the pastry into long 1/2″ strips, attempt to cut them long enough so that one strip will cover the entire cornucopia.
- Wrap the long strip from the widest to the narrowest point on your foil cone, cutting off any excess. Be sure to leave yourself a handle so you can pull out the foil after it bakes. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown and let cool.
- Make whipped cream and sweeten to your liking. Immediately before serving, pipe whipped cream into the cornucopia. Spoon on berries, add optional decorations.
- Enjoy. May the odds be ever in your favor.
Mine was sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, filled with a blueberry mascarpone whipped cream, and decorated with piped dark chocolate weapons. You could make these savory by sizing them down a bit, sprinkling with cheese and filling with something like a spinach artichoke dip and tiny carrot knives for dipping. No one even needs to know you’re thinking about how you’d outsmart all of them in the arena, they’ll just think you’re really festive.
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