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  December 05, 2023

4th of July Dessert Recipes - Butterfly Fruit Pastries
Dessert Ideas for Your Fourth of July BBQ

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Butterfly Fruit Pastries - These are cute little desserts to serve the children at your July 4th party. They will be excited over the special effort you made for them to help them celebrate this special day.

Product: 4th of July Dessert Recipes for Kids
Category: Fourth of July Fun - Cooking Activities


Butterfly Fruit Pastries


  • 1 (16.3 oz.) can large flaky refrigerated biscuits
  • 3 T of strawberry preserves
  • 1 1/2 T grated orange peel
  • 1 T coarse white sugar
  • 1/2 C of whipping cream
  • 2 t granulated sugar
  • 1/4 t vanilla
  • 2 C of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 C of fresh blueberries


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Generously spray a large cookie sheet with a cooking spray.
  3. Separate the dough into 8 biscuits.
  4. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers.
  5. Spread 1 t of preserves between each layer.
  6. Place the biscuits back together and seal
  7. Cut each biscuit in half and place on the cookie sheet with the rounded edges overlapping to form butterfly wings.
  8. Press the edges together where they touch.
  9. Continue this with the remaining 7 biscuits.
  10. Spread the remaining preserves over the top of the biscuits.
  11. Sprinkle each set of butterflies evenly with the orange peel and coarse sugar.
  12. Bake 13 minutes or until gold brown.
  13. Allow the biscuits to cool 5 minutes.
  14. Beat the whipping cream in a small bowl until peaks begin to form.
  15. Beat in the sugar until dissolved.
  16. Beat the vanilla in well.
  17. Place 2 slices of strawberries on each butterfly wing.
  18. Place a blueberry on the bottom strawberry and attach with a toothpick.
  19. Pipe the whip cream mixture between the two wings to form the body and around the edge of each wing top for form the antennas.

Makes 8 butterfly pastries

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