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.
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.
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.
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