Farmer Cheese Upside-Down Pastries

We’re head over heels for Farmer Cheese Upside Down Pastries. The smooth and mild sensation of Lifeway Farmer Cheese helps to bring out the bright flavor of peaches and apricots in this mouthwatering dish. And by flipping the script on this traditional treat, and laying the produce down first, this recipe caramelizes the fruit while giving the pastry a light, flaky texture. Indulge in these Farmer Cheese Upside-Down Pastries, perfect for either a delightful dessert or a decadent breakfast. Enjoy every flavorful bite!

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole-fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a unique trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.

Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You

Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates that are a source of fiber that is naturally found in a variety of plant foods[b]. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to ensure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.

Prep Time: 15 mins Servings: 4-6


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut puff pastry into 4-6 rectangles
  3. On a baking sheet, lay down parchment paper. Drizzle 2 tsp of honey in four separate spots on the parchment paper and sprinkle 1 tsp brown sugar and cinnamon. Layer on a couple of slices of apricots and pears on each space.
  4. Scoop out a cookie scoop size (about 1-2 tbsp) of Farmer Cheese on top of each space. Layer on the puff pastry on each space and a layer of egg wash.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until puff pastry is browned and thoroughly cooked.
  6. Flip over the tarts, serve with chopped walnuts, fresh thyme, and whipped farmer cheese. Drizzle honey and enjoy!