Puff Pastry Recipes

Puff pastry is a French-inspired dough that is labor-intensive to make from scratch. Purchased frozen puff pastry dough is a shortcut that makes it easy to create delicious puff pastry recipes at home. You can make baked Brie in puff pastry, puff pastry dessert recipes, puff pastry appetizers, and other puff pastry recipes you never expected.

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    Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

    These are the classic fruit pastries you find at bakeries. Frozen puff pastry dough makes it easy for you to bake them yourself to enjoy with your morning coffee.

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    Fall Vegetable Tart with Fresh Herbs

    Hit the farmer's market for the best fresh produce to top puff pastry dough for this colorful tart. If you can't find fingerling potatoes, use any tiny whole potatoes.

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    Chicken Pot Pies

    Your family will love digging into puff pastry chicken pot pie. Fill individual serving cups with a saucy veggie-filled chicken mixture, and top them with squares of puff pastry dough. Be sure to cut slits in the dough to allow steam to escape.

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    Oregano-Manchego Cheese Straws

    These puff pastry cheese straws are perfect to pair with dinner or to serve as an appetizer. Give them your own taste twist by trying different cheese and herb combinations, such as shredded Swiss cheese and dried dill weed. This is definitely a puff pastry recipe to keep in your back pocket!

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    Spinach & Feta Tart

    All it takes to complete this brunch or lunch favorite is a cup of a light broth-based soup on the side. Or, for puff pastry appetizers, cut the tart into smaller pieces.

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    Almond Pastry Fingers

    Your brunch crowd will go wild for these sweet almond treats. Using store-bought puff pastry sheets keeps total prep and bake time under an hour.

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    Baked Brie

    Baked Brie in puff pastry is an appetizer classic. It is best served with crisp apple or pear slices, but toasted baguette slices or hearty crackers add a welcome crunch, too. Top it with the jelly of your choice.

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    Ginger Pear Galette

    You'll want to choose pears that are ripe but still firm for this puff pastry dough recipe. Leave the peels on red pears for extra color and nutrition.

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    Ham and Cheese Slab Pies

    Puff pastry sheets make an easy crust to wrap this family favorite -- a hot ham and cheese "sandwich." Press down well to seal the edges so none of the melty cheese oozes out.

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    Puff Pastry Tarts

    Make a from-scratch dough for this simplified puff pastry recipe. This pastry is light and flaky and holds its shape when cut into these stars of the brunch table.  

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    Salmon-Artichoke Puff Pastry Bites

    Looking for a little help for your next party? Bake the puff pastry squares for these bites up to 1 month ahead, then assemble the salmon in puff pastry appetizers just before serving.

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    Easy Apple-Cranberry Slab Pie

    This simple puff pastry apple tart is perfect when you want a quick dessert with ingredients you probably have on hand. Substitute pears for apples or use a combo of the two and dust the pie with powdered sugar instead of making an icing.

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    Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

    When making an appetizer for the adults, use one sheet of puff pastry from the package to create treats for the kids. All kids at heart will snap up these dogs.

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    Ricotta Puffs

    Use the entire package of frozen puff pastry to make these savory cheese bundles. Vary the shape by folding some of the pastry squares into rectangles and others into triangles.

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    Puffy Shortcakes with Meringue

    When it comes to puff pastry dessert recipes, this can be your go-to. Swap any berries and preserves for the strawberries or use peaches to make these fruity shortcakes.

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    Peppercorn Pastries with Beef

    Savory puff pastry pillows can be baked ahead then topped with a rich horseradish sour cream sauce and slices of roast beef for a new twist on a classic combo.

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    Strawberry-Chocolate Turnovers

    These kid-friendly turnovers use mascarpone cheese -- a spreadable Italian cheese located with the specialty cheeses in the supermarket. Cream cheese makes a perfect substitute in these puff pastry desserts.

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    Seriously Scrumptious Brunch Breads

    Bust out the mimosas -- it's brunch time! Including ooey-gooey rolls, best-ever banana bread, bread puddings, and fancy toast ideas, these brunch bread recipes round out the brunch menu and dress up the table in delicious style. You'll never have to hit the town for brunch again.
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