30 Insanely Delicious Puff Pastry Recipes (2024)

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    If you love delicious food or are incredibly lazy, puff pastry is for you.

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    1. Cucumber Sandwiches with Dill Cream Cheese

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    Via culinaryhill.com

    Forget mini rye bread! Soft and chewy puff pastry makes the perfect base for dilly cream cheese and crunchy cucumber slices.

    2. Berries and Peach Pudding Tart

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    Via cookinglsl.com

    This sweet and fruity Pudding Tart is deceptively easy to make. You'll love all the fresh fruit layered with puff pastry.

    3. Asparagus, Ricotta, and Mint Tartlet

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    Via culinaryginger.com

    A simple tartlet with bright green asparagus and two kinds of cheese. Perfect as an appetizer, mouth-watering for brunch!

    4. Everything Bagel Cheese Twists

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    Via bloggingoverthyme.com

    These little twisty sticks of fun are super easy to make! Just 3 ingredients plus the "Everything Bagel" mix which I will now apply to everything.

    5. Fruit Frenzy Pastry Cups

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    Via deliciouslyyum.com

    Super Simple fruit cups are miniature in size but big on flavor. Perfect for summer!

    6. Special Pork Fennel Sausage Rolls

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    Via recipetineats.com

    A pork and bacon filling stuffed into puff pastry and baked. 'Nuff said.

    7. Apple Cranberry Gouda Puff Pastry Roses

    Via sugarhero.com

    Apple slices and gouda cheese are magically transformed into flowers with the help of pillowy puff pastry. So creative!

    8. Easy Stone Fruit Tart

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    Via bakersroyale.com

    A simple yet scrumptious summery fruit tart sure to make you smile.

    9. Puff Pastry Stuffed Chicken

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    Via realfoodbydad.com

    A flavorful stuffed chicken wrapped in puff pastry and baked to golden perfection.

    10. Easy Tangelo Ricotta Blueberry Puffs

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    Via keviniscooking.com

    Tiny pastry cups stuffed with ricotta cheese, tangelo zest, and blueberries. A creative fruit tart perfect for spring!

    11. Caramelized Apple Goat Cheese Mousse Mille Feuilles

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    Via bakingamoment.com

    Honey goat cheese and caramelized apples on puff pastry: Layer upon layers of complex, delicious flavors!

    12. Swiss, Leek, and Mushroom Braid

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    Via ahappyfooddance.com

    Mushroom lovers rejoice! This puff pastry braid is bursting with cheesy mushrooms and leeks. Quite the flavor fest!

    13. Raspberries and Cream Danish with Vanilla Glaze

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    Via cookingandbeer.com

    I am craving a whole platter of these creamy danishes topped with fresh raspberries. Amazing!

    14. Vegetable Pizza

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    Via culinaryhill.com

    Fluffy puff pastry topped with herbed cream cheese, lots of crunchy vegetables and shredded cheese. A "Best of Class" version of this popular appetizer.

    15. Idiot-Proof Cranberry Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Swirls

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    Via halfbakedharvest.com

    This recipe has "Idiot Proof" in the title. Sounds good to me!

    16. Asparagus Brunch Tart

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    Via scrummylane.com

    Perfect for breakfast and brunch, this lovely spring tart adds bacon and egg on top of asparagus and cheese.

    17. Classic French Napoleons

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    Via spicedblog.com

    Here is a show-stopping masterpiece for your table that is elegant and delicious but simple to prepare.

    18. Apple Cider Poached Pears in Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry

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    Via bakerita.com

    Soft poached pears wrapped in a warm blanket of sweetened puff pastry doused in homemade caramel sauce!

    19. Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts

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    Via bitesofbri.com

    Sometimes the simplest flavors are the best, especially when you start with amazing ingredients.

    20. Baked Brie Bites with Jam

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    Via justataste.com

    The Classic Brie appetizer has been reworked into a fork-free version! Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.

    21. Skillet Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie

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    Via floatingkitchen.net

    Crimini mushrooms, fresh thyme, and juicy chicken thighs make this one luscious pot pie. For easy prep, bake it in a skillet!

    22. Strawberry Cheesecake Napoleons

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    Via thisgalcooks.com

    Light and fluffy vanilla pudding, fresh strawberries, and layers of puff pastry make this one gorgeous and sweet treat!

    23. Puff Pastry with Ricotta, Bosc Pears, and Walnuts

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    Via hipfoodiemom.com

    This lovely little tart is bursting with ricotta cheese, sweet pears, and crunchy walnuts. A simple and elegant treat sure to lift your spirits!

    24. Small Batch Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

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    Via chocolatemoosey.com

    Using puff pastry cuts your prep time in half AND you can make half a batch in no time at all!

    25. Green Bean Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Tart

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    Via closetcooking.com

    Puff pastry makes a simple base for lots of flavorful toppings including fresh green beans, mushrooms, and a pop from blue cheese.

    26. BBQ Chicken Pizza Turnovers

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    Via girlandthekitchen.com

    A super simple appetizer full of the fantastic flavors of barbecued chicken, cheese, red onion, and cilantro.

    27. 4-Ingredient Nutella Banana Croissants

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    Via culinaryhill.com

    Nutella + Bananas = Happily Ever After. Roll them up in flaky, buttery pastry and you'll find that dreams really do come true.

    28. Chocolate Caramel and Strawberry Napoleons

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    Via momontimeout.com

    This luscious dessert is ready in just 20 minutes! Fast AND gorgeous!

    29. Puff Pastry Shrimp Beer Cheese Sweet Chili Bites

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    Via thebeeroness.com

    Sweet and spicy shrimp wrapped in puff pastry and topped with loads of other fresh flavors, too many to list here! Go check it out!

    30. Havarti, Pear, and Walnut Puff Pastry Bites

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    Via sharedappetite.com

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    What is the secret to puff pastry? ›

    Always preheat your oven for a minimum of 15-20 minutes before baking, because Puff Pastry depends on even heat to rise and puff. Place pastries 1 inch apart. If you want a flaky thin and crispy pastry that's not very puffy, prick the unbaked Puff Pastry all over with a fork, which lets steam escape while baking.

    How do you get the best results with puff pastry? ›

    The keys to ensuring that you get crisp, flaky layers from your pastry are concerned with temperature and handling. Pastry should be at room temperature for rolling (to make it more pliable), but chilled before baking (so the buttery layers remain separate).

    How do you get a golden top on puff pastry? ›

    Whole Egg + Whole Milk: In a small bowl, combine 1 large egg with 1 Tbsp. whole milk; whisk until fully combined and no streaks remain, then brush over the dough. This egg wash will give your baked goods a nice golden brown color and just enough shine.

    Is egg or milk better for puff pastry? ›

    Milk is too runny and will burn but you can add a little to your egg wash to make it a little thinner for coating. Melted butter also burns quite quickly. Egg wash is the most reliable because it coats the pastry evenly and doesn't run off.

    What does vinegar do in puff pastry? ›

    Adding vinegar tenderizes the pastry. It inhibits gluten from forming there by making the pastry tender and flaky.

    Is it better to cook puff pastry frozen or thawed? ›

    Puff pastry needs to be thawed before you can work with it. Remove the number of sheets you need from the packet while still frozen, a long knife or pallet knife can be helpful here. Tightly repackage leftover pastry to avoid freezer burn and return to the freezer.

    How do you keep the bottom of puff pastry from getting soggy? ›

    Before blind-baking, brush the base with beaten egg or egg white. This causes proteins to form a water resistant layer.

    Why is my puff pastry so hard after baking? ›

    My baked pastry is tough.

    It usually occurs when you've been a bit heavy-handed with the water when you're initially bringing the pastry together (by adding water to the flour and butter), or if you have over-worked the dough and developed the gluten in the flour.

    Should puff pastry be chilled before baking? ›

    Warm pastry: Your pastry should be cold, cold, cold going into the oven. It's worth reiterating: Cold butter equals flaky layers. If your pastry is warm, the butter can easily leech right out during baking. For best results, work quickly and keep your hands off!

    Why do you poke holes in puff pastry? ›

    Docking means to pierce lightly with a fork, or a docker (looks like a spiked paint roller), to make small holes in dough that will let steam escape during baking. This helps the dough to remain flat and even.

    Is butter or egg better on puff pastry? ›

    Egg wash is often used to make toppings on pastries stick. It's also used as a glaze to help the pastry achieve the perfect golden brown color and shine. Butter will not help toppings stick to pastry since it isn't a binder like an egg is, but butter can work in place of an egg wash for some foods.

    What is the golden rule of pastry? ›

    The first golden rule of making pastry; keep the ingredients, the bowl and the hands as cool as possible. Sieve the flour to add extra air and lightness to the pastry.

    Should you egg wash puff pastry? ›

    You can brush an egg-wash glaze (1 egg plus 1 tsp. water) over the Puff Pastry to create a rich, golden sheen when baked. Use an egg wash to help seal filled pastries and connect Puff Pastry pieces: mix 1 egg plus 1 tsp. water, brush between layers, then pinch or press together.

    What do you brush on pastry to make it golden? ›

    If you are looking to achieve a darker golden brown color on your baked goods, simply whisk an egg and brush it over the dough before baking. Using whisked egg yolk as an egg wash will give your baked goods a golden hue, "which was a big trend in the '50s, '60s, and '70s," says Hysmith.

    Why is my puff pastry not puffing? ›

    Temperature is a key factor in baking up puff pasty that actually puffs. Set the oven dial too low, and the pastry is likely to fall flat. Follow this tip: As a rule of thumb, a higher oven temperature (400°F is ideal) results in puff pastry with a higher rise.

    Why is my puff pastry not puffed? ›

    There's a few things you can try….
    1. poke the pastry lightly with a fork. This will let steam escape while baking. After poking the holes, do your roll up.
    2. Try lowering the temperature of the oven, and baking the puff for a longer time.
    3. Make sure the puff pastry is COLD. Chill in the fridge at every stage.
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    What makes puff pastry so flaky? ›

    The secret is steam and hundreds of paper-thin layers of dough. Puff pastry starts out as a lean dough of just water and flour. This dough gets rolled, stretched, and folded with a healthy amount of butter again and again until all of those layers are formed.

    How do you keep puff pastry from getting soggy on the bottom? ›

    One way to prevent soggy bottom pastry is to blind bake the pastry – This means partially or completely bake the pastry before adding the filling. Also, avoid over-filling your pastry.

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