With its delicate flaky layers and melt-in-the-mouth, buttery flavour, puff pastry adds a touch of home-baked heaven to anything from canapés to hearty pies to fruit tarts and mille-feuille. If you’re in need of some baking inspiration, take a look at some of our favourite puff pastry recipes from around the internet.
Parmesan Twists: irresistible but oh-so-simple to make, these savoury sticks from Delish are the perfect pre-meal nibbles to enjoy with an aperitif.
Beef Wellington bites: impress your dinner guests with these bite-sized savouries from Delish. Simple, elegant and full of flavour, they’re a great start to any special meal.
Broccoli and cheddar hand pies: another savoury delight from Delish, these dainty broccoli and cheddar pies are the ideal vegetarian-friendly appetiser.
Onion brie appetisers: these pretty, swirl-shaped pastry bites from Taste of Home are the perfect mouthful of light, crispy pastry, savoury onion and creamy brie.
Mediterranean tomato bites: with tomato, basil, olives and feta, these summery canapés from Taste of Home are bursting with the flavours of the Mediterranean.
Spinach and Feta Tarte Soleil: made to be shared with friends, this Greek-inspired centrepiece from Basically works well as both an appetiser or a snack.
Puff Pastry Mango and Pear Parcels with Gorgonzola: one of our own recipes from here at Fine Dining Lovers, these elegant tartlets have real gourmet appeal. Salty, creamy Gorgonzola and savoury onion balance beautifully with tropical mango and mellow pear, so every bite is a treat for the tastebuds.
Puff pastry baked eggs: these easy, four-ingredient tarts from Just a Taste are the perfect, no-effort brunch, ideal for when friends call round unannounced.
Puff pastry chicken potpie: hearty, warming and full of flavour, this home-cooked pie from Taste of Home is the ultimate nourishing comfort food
Fontina asparagus tart: simple but sophisticated, this vegetarian-friendly tart from Taste of Home is ready in just 35 minutes for a quick and tasty lunch.
Turkey breast puff pastry: another elegant and delicious dish from Fine Dining Lovers, this recipe is perfect as the main event at any celebration meal. Treat your dinner guests to tender turkey breast in a creamy mushroom and herb sauce, all surrounded by delicate layers of puff pastry.
Provolone and beef pastry pockets: the smart way to use leftover pot roast, these pastry pockets from Taste of Home are sure to be a new family favourite.
Butternut, Kale and Cashew Squares: these pastry squares from Taste of Home are full of comforting fall flavours, with mellow butternut squash, bitter kale and salty bacon.
Reuben hand pies: the perfect winter warmer, this gourmet pie from Delicious Magazine is all about bold flavours, with salty corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese.
Puff Pastry Chicken and Leek Casserole: make your favourite creamy chicken casserole into a pie with this simple but satisfying dish from All Recipes.
For more savoury pastry ideas, take a look at our selection of ultimate quiche recipes.
Puff pastry cinnamon rolls with maple icing: these super-simple cinnamon rolls from Brown Sugar Food Blog come topped with an irresistible maple glaze and chopped pecans.
Chocolate puff pastry twists: another quick and easy treat from Just a Taste, these five-ingredient chocolate twists are an indulgent snack you can make in minutes.
Blueberry galette dessert: this French-inspired dessert from I Am Baker is both simple and elegant, and can be customised to include your favourite seasonal fruits.
Simple cherry pastry pies: if you can never resist that extra slice of cherry pie, you’ll love these personal-sized pastries from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Cream horn trubochki: these festive cream horns from Natasha’s Kitchen are great for parties, and they can even be made a few days in advance.
Apricot and cardamom tarte tatin: these elegant fruit tarts from Olive Magazine are great for dinner parties, and taste great with a scoop of homemade vanilla chai ice cream.
Russet and rum tarte tatin: another show-stopping fruit tart from Olive Magazine, this recipe is a boozy gourmet take on a classic caramel and apple tart.
Blueberry and mascarpone slice: sweet sophistication in just 35 minutes, this simple summer dessert from Olive Magazine can be partially prepared in advance for quick assembly on the night.
Puff pastry danishes: these irresistible bite-sized treats from Taste of Home are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Peanut butter chocolate puff pastry pop tarts: the ultimate in puff pastry decadence, these peanut butter and chocolate pop tarts from Phenomenal Phoods are pure indulgence.
Raspberry buttercream mille feuille: these pretty French-inspired dainties from Rock Recipes are so simple to make, but look like they were prepared by a pastry chef.
Puff pastry apple galette: another apple galette recipe, this time from What’s Gaby Cooking? Delicious served with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.
Galaxy puff pastry ‘donuts’: these adorable star-shaped ‘donuts’ by Vintage Kitty are so much fun, and make perfect party food.
Cheats brown butter salted maple pecan sticky buns: use pre-made puff pastry to make these decadent sticky buns from Half Baked Harvest.
Chocolate hazelnut Napoleons: this sumptuous dessert from Epicurious may take a little time to make, but the results are truly spectacular. The perfect end to a celebration dinner.
Easiest puff pastry recipes
If you’re new to baking, try one of these extra easy puff pastry recipes. They’re great for when you want to make sure nothing goes wrong, or for introducing little ones to the world of baking.
Puff pastry pizza: our simple homemade pizza recipe uses pre-made puff pastry as a ‘cheat’ for pizza dough, making a light, flaky base that’s halfway between a pizza and a savoury tart. Like any pizza, it’s super customisable, so you can personalise it with all your favourite toppings.
Sweet savoury cheesy bacon wrapped puff pastry twist: these sweet and savoury treats from Half Baked Harvest make the perfect festive party food, and preparing them couldn’t be simpler.
Gruyere and courgette tart: this elegant tart from Delicious Magazine is a simple celebration of the flavours of summer, and takes just 15 minutes hands-on preparation.
Blueberry almond tart: these delicious yoghurt and blueberry desserts from Gimme Some Oven take just 25 minutes to make, and can even be customised to include other berries or chopped fruit.