Piña Colada Puff Pastries

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When I think of Spring, I think of light, fruity flavors. Although lemon kept coming up, I’m not a big fan of lemon in desserts. So when we were brainstorming what recipes we were going to work on for Spring, I knew that I leaned more toward pineapple. Piña colada was the first thing that popped into my mind and before I knew it, we were making piña colada puff pastries.

This was a tough one. I mentioned the recipe to the family and got a lot of unsure looks. But I knew as soon as they tasted them, they would change their minds. The flaky puff pastry filled with pineapple and coconut sounded perfect to me and was so good on its own, it didn’t even need a topping!

It wasn’t long before they were all gone and I had requests for a second batch. That’s how I know that recipes are good enough to share. My family is a tough focus group and while they may tell me things are yummy, if they don’t go in for seconds, I know that they just don’t want to hurt my feelings. Is anyone else’s family like that?

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close up of piña colada pastries

Where do I find store-bought puff pastry?

You can usually find store-bought puff pastry sheets in your grocery store’s freezer section by the frozen pies. Find the Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets the easiest to work with, but any brand will do! Since they are frozen, you’ll want to take them out of the freezer about 30 minutes before you are ready to make the piña colada puff pastries. The pastry sheets should be as close to room temperature as possible so that they are easy to roll.

What is the easiest way to melt butter?

I put a teaspoon of butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and into the microwave for 15-20 seconds at a time until it’s fully melted.

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plate of piña colada pastries

Where do I find pineapple preserves?

I use Smuckers Pineapple Preserves. I found it in the ice cream toppings section of my local grocery store. If you don’t find it in that section, check where the jellies and jams are.

Should I use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

I use sweetened coconut, but that’s up to your taste. If you prefer the piña colada pastries to be a little less sweet, you can try unsweetened coconut. Just take note that unsweetened coconut is dry and may change the consistency and overall flavor of the pastries.

Now that I’ve hopefully answered all of your questions about these piña colada pastries, let’s talk about the ingredients and the recipe!

pineapple preserves shredded coconut puff pastry and butter
first steps to make piña colada pastries
final steps to make piña colada pastries

I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above for you, to make it a bit easier to make these piña colada pastries.

  1. Place the puff pastry dough flat on a flat surface with the lines vertical (the opposite of how it’s shown in my photo above). 
  2. Brush the top of the dough with melted butter.
  3. Leaving a 1-inch border around all edges, spread pineapple preserves all over the top of the puff pastry dough. 
  4. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top of the jam, again, leaving a 1-inch border all around.
  5. Tightly roll the dough upward and away from you, making sure that the seam winds up on the bottom.
  6. Cut the ends off of the rolled pastry puff dough.
  7. Cut the remaining dough into 8-9 round pieces.
  8. Place them face-up on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 23-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
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close up of pineapple and coconut pastries

PIÑA COLADA PUFF PASTRIES

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Piña Colada Puff Pastries


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 89 pastries 1x

Description

These piña colada puff pastries are filled with pineapple preserves and shredded coconut and baked until golden brown and perfectly flaky. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 sheet of store-bought puff pastry, thawed
  • 8oz pineapple preserves/jam
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the puff pastry dough flat on a flat surface with the lines vertical. 
  • Brush the top of the dough with melted butter.
  • Leaving a 1-inch border around all edges, spread pineapple preserves all over the top of the puff pastry dough. 
  • Sprinkle shredded coconut on top of the jam, again, leaving a 1-inch border all around.
  • Tightly roll the dough upward and away from you, making sure that the seam winds up on the bottom.
  • Cut the ends off of the rolled pastry puff dough.
  • Cut the remaining dough into 8-9 round pieces and place them face-up on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • After five minutes, move to a cooling rack and allow to cool fully.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min

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These piña colada puff pastries are filled with pineapple preserves and shredded coconut and baked until golden brown and perfectly flaky.
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  1. I am embarrassed to admit that I have never used puff pastries before! This sounds like it would be fun recipe to try.

  2. Wow! This looks delicious. This looks perfect for the Hawaiian themed party I am planning. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Would love to try this.

  3. These are so easy to make and so delicious too! What a fun treat for the spring season…I just love pineapple and coconut together!

  4. So good! I love fruity pastries and the pina colada flavors with the puff pastry is delicious!

  5. Oh my! This is such a really amazing recipe! It look so good! I know my family would love this so much!

  6. These look amazing. I saw them on Twitter and thought I needed to pin it, so I came here to do so.

  7. Puff pasty is so versatile! I love how you used it here! Such a flavorful and tropical treat!

  8. I think I can impress my friends when I entertain, they are so pretty. I love that you use store-bought puff pastry. This makes it so easy for non-bakers like me!

  9. I don’t mind lemon desserts but you definitely sold me on these. I love that it’s made with pineapple preserves so I don’t have to spend time chopping pineapple up real small!

  10. This looks yummy and the way to make it look something I can do. Because I’m not a good cooker haha.

  11. Hhhhhmmmm….I like these pastries! They could be exactly what I need for my breakfast, on Fridays, eh?! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  12. This is honestly one of my favorites among your recipes! This will definitely on repeat at home

  13. This looks yummmy. I haven’t tried pina coladas yet but I just know this is a perfect treat for the summer!

  14. These puff pastries are very similar to what my granny makes but I’ve never tried something with Pina colada. This is really great!

  15. My family would love these!! I’m always looking for something new for them. They love coconut.

  16. Oh wow these look like so much fun to make, I like the flavour combo of pineapple and coconut, so I need to give this recipe a try soon!

  17. That sounds like an interesting dessert idea. I will admit I am partial to a pina colda. These sound like they’d tasty lovely.

  18. Yum! Can’t wait to try these! Also, as someone who is new to cooking, I appreciate you thinking of adding the best way to melt butter. Little tips like that make it all seem less intimidating.

  19. I love that you’ve provided a nice recipe, but you’ve also answered some practical questions I had as well! Thank you!

  20. I love making homemade puff pastry, but it is so time consuming, so I’m glad this recipe works with store bought. And I love the flavors you’ve added, it’s one of my favorite combos!

  21. For sure this gets five stars. I do not bake very often but these pastries look so light and fluffy I wil have to try and follow your directions.

  22. Can’t say I have ever tried anything like this before! But I am always game to try something new. But should I eat these while I’m getting lost in the rain? 😉

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  23. Pina Colada puff pastries, omg this looks so so good! I can’t wait to make it. Thank you for the recipe.

  24. I would love to try puff pastries but I’m allergic to pineapples. Do you have a recipe that’s like a mixed berry puff pastry?

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      Hi Crystal! While I haven’t tried to make it with any other flavors (yet), I’m sure you can switch out the pineapple preserves for a mixed berries preserve! If you do, please let me know how it turns out!