Southern City Flavors

Pepper Jelly Streusel Pastries

These delicate yet tasty streusel pastries feature our Zack's Habanero Pepper Jelly.


  • 4/5 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Light cream
  • 2 large Egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Zack's Habanero Pepper Jelly
  • 2 Tbsp. Almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 cup Butter, chilled
  • 17 1/4 oz. Puff pastry, thawed
  • As needed Confectioner's sugar


  1. To prepare filling, in a heavy saucepan, mix together 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add cream; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  2. Whisk together egg yolks. Gradually whisk 1 cup of hot cream mixture into yolks. Add yolk mixture to remaining cream mixture in pan, whisking constantly. Increase heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour filling into a medium bowl. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Chill for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat over to 450 degrees F. Grease 2 baking sheets. To prepare streusel, mix together remaining flour, sugar, nuts, and nutmeg. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.
  5. On a floured surface, unfold pastry sheets. Using a floured rolling pin, flatten pastry sheets slightly, making sure fold creases are smooth. Place 1 sheet of pastry on each prepared baking sheet. Pierce pastry sheet all over with a fork.
  6. Sprinkle streusel over 1 pastry sheet. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks to cool. Spread filling on plain pastry sheet.
  7. Spread Zack's Habanero Pepper Jelly on underside of streusel-covered pastry sheet; place, crumb-side up, on top of filling; press down slightly. Cut pastry sheets crosswise into 8 equal rectangles. Dust with confectioners sugar.
Product used in this recipe:
Serrano Pepper Jelly

A pepper jelly with a sweet taste, and distinctive flavor of the habanero pepper! Use as a meat glaze on chicken breast, pork chops, or roast of lamb. Pour over cream cheese for a new twist on an hors d'oeuvre favorite. Mix with sour cream for a veggie dip your guests are sure to love. Top toasts, bagels, or biscuits with a breakfast jelly that's out of the ordinary and out of this world!

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