Cook Time: Prep Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: Strawberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
On a lightly floured surface, unfold the sheet of pastry and roll it into a 10 X 12 inch rectangle. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Using the tip of a knife, score a 1-inch border around the pastry without cutting all the way through. Brush the border with the egg and sprinkle with the granulated sugar.
Bake until golden and puffed, 18 to 22 minutes.
Using the tip of a knife, re-score the border of the cooked pastry without cutting all the way through. Gently press down on the center of the pastry sheet to flatten it. Let cool to room temperature, 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Add the cream, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons of the confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth.
Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly within the borders of the pastry.
Arrange the strawberries in a single layer over the filling and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar.