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Patriotic Puff Pastry Flags Recipe

You’re going to need a special patriotic dessert at some point this summer, right? These puff pastry flags are the way to go. They’re automatic crowd-pleasers. Plus, they check all of the boxes. (Easy? Check. Looks good? Check. Super tasty? Check.)

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The recipe starts with a few simple summer ingredients that you should have on hand. And if you don’t have puff pastry dough at home, you can find it in the freezer section of just about any grocery store.

Patriotic Puff Pastry Flags Recipe

5 from 3 votes

Patriotic Puff Pastry Flags

A tasty patriotic-themed pastry dessert - puff pastry "flags" - that comes together quickly with puff pastry, strawberries, and blueberries.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, pastry, puff pastry, strawberry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 17.3-ounce package frozen puff pastry dough (two sheets)
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries hulled, thinly sliced, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar divided
  • flour for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Set the puff pastry dough out to defrost for 40 minutes.

    Meanwhile, set the blueberries in a small bowl and combine with approximately 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Place the chopped strawberries in another bowl and combine with remaining sugar. Set aside.

  2. Place one sheet of dough on a lightly floured board and roll it out into a large rectangle, approximately 18 inches by 9 inches. Using a pizza dough cutter, cut the dough into six equal rectangles, approximately 9 inches long by 3 inches high.

  3. Place a rounded tablespoonful of strawberries on the left-hand side of each rectangle. Leave a small space in the upper left hand corner and place six to eigh blueberries there. Then, using a pizza cutter, cut the right-hand side of the rectangle into "stripes" of dough, chopping off about an inch from the top three "stripes." Then carefully fold over the stripes from right to left, leaving the blueberry corner exposed.

  4. Repeat with the second sheet of dough (so you have 12 flags total).

  5. Mix together the egg and water, and brush the mixture over each flag. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.

Your best friend in the kitchen for this recipe is going to be – surprise! – the pizza cutter. A pizza cutter will allow you to make neat rectangles out of the dough, and it’ll make cutting the “stripes” an easy proposition. Furthermore, it will let you cut a neat square out of the left-hand corner that will allow you to expose the blueberries.

Lay the strawberries on the left hand side of the rectangle. Next, slice the right hand side of the rectangle into “stripes.” Make sure to cut out a small square so that the blueberries are exposed. Finally, fold all of the stripes over on top of the fruit.

Ready to go in the oven!

Just a few tips: Don’t pile the strawberries too high. Press down the blueberries just a tad so they don’t roll off as the pastry puffs up. And pull the “stripes” all the way over to the opposite end so the fruit is covered and you don’t have big gaps. In other words, tuck the strawberries all the way into “bed.” Then bake until golden brown and enjoy.

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Patriotic Puff Pastry Flags

Patriotic Puff Pastry Flags

Likewise, if you enjoy puff pastry recipes, consider these apple roses, apple roses with hidden rose apples, or even these heirloom tomato roses.

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8 Responses to Patriotic Puff Pastry Flags Recipe

  1. Joe Ponessa May 28, 2019 at 5:09 am #

    5 stars
    Creative! Wow!

    • Jeanne May 28, 2019 at 9:24 am #

      Thanks! Glad you like them. Wish you were here to try one!

  2. Joan Ponessa May 29, 2019 at 5:55 am #

    I think they are amazingly creative. They are on my plans for the 4th.

    • Jeanne May 29, 2019 at 11:21 am #

      Thank you! So glad to hear that!

  3. Zaina June 28, 2021 at 9:17 pm #

    5 stars
    Using this recipe for my families 4th annual 4th of July bake off I think I’m gonna win!

    • Jeanne June 28, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

      I love it! Thanks so much for letting me know… and good luck! : )

      • Zaina July 4, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

        5 stars
        Question can I make these ahead of time and refrigerate them until time to bake?

      • Jeanne July 4, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

        Hi Zaina! Yes, I haven’t tried this before but it should be fine! Let me know if you try it! Cheers, Jeanne

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