22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry {Recipes}

I am on a quest. A quest to find the best of the best easy appetizer, dinner and dessert recipes, both for my own family and for guests – to whip up when friends come over, and to bring places we’re invited. (See my 15 Favorite Vegetarian Dinner Recipes and my 10 Favorite One-Pot Dinners, and you know, ALL of my dessert recipes for plenty of inspiration.) Fall seems to be the season of the dinner party, and I’m prepping my recipe arsenal.

I’m about to give you 22 mouth-watering reasons to cheat, and use store-bought puff pastry. There are so many unexpected ways to use frozen puff pastry dough with these oh-so-yummy puff pastry recipes. Truth is, I rarely use pre-made things, with the exception of an occasional spin on cake mix (because there are some really awesome variations on that stuff!) I am that person who bakes chocolate chip cookies using the Nestle Tollhouse recipe on the back of the bag, rather than buying the pre-made dough (which I’m well aware, would be far easier.) But store-bought puff pastry, unlike a lot of pre-made mixes and doughs, is just so good. Puff pastry can really add a special element to a dish, and the store-bought kind – it’s darn tasty (and a huge time saver.)

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Roasted Vegetable Garden Tart Puff Pastry

Vegetarian Garden Tart With Roasted Vegetables and Feta Spread via Vegetarian Ventures.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Five-Ingredient Cranberry Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Swirls

5-Ingredient Cranberry + Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Swirls via Half Baked Harvest.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Smoked Cheddar and Cherry Jam Puff Pastry Pop Tarts

Cheddar and cherry jam puff pastry pop tarts via How Sweet Eats.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Skillet Chicken pot pie with butternut squash

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash via Bon Appétit.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Balsamic Roasted Peach Basil Chicken and Prosciutto Tarts

Balsamic Roasted Peach, Basil Chicken and Prosciutto Tarts via Half Baked Harvest.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Chai Spice Palmiers puff pastry cookies

Chai Spice Palmiers via Tutti Dolci.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Spinach with Feta and Ricotta Puff Pastry Rolls

Spinach Puff Pastry Rolls with Feta & Ricotta via Picture the Recipe.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Bacon and Egg Breakfast Brunch Puff Pastry Pies / Tarts

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pies (perfect to bring for brunch!) via Drizzle & Dip.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Extra Flakey Broccoli Cheddar Soup Mini Hand Pies

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Mini (and so Flakey) Pies via Half Baked Harvest.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Pie

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Pie via Joy the Baker.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Spinach, Artichoke and Caramelized Leek Tart

Spinach, Artichoke and Caramelized Leek Tart via Savory Simple.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Delicious Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies via Yummy Healthy Easy.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: plum tarts with honey

Plum Tarts with Honey and Black Pepper via Bon Appétit.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie via Lovely Little Kitchen.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Puff Pastry Caprese Cups

Puff Pastry Caprese Cups via The Cookie Rookie.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Quick Balsamic Fig Roasted Tomato and Burrata Cheese Tarts

Quick Balsamic Fig Roasted Tomato and Burrata Cheese Tarts via Half Baked Harvest.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese and Honey Drizzled Tarts

Roasted beet, goat cheese and honey drizzled tarts via How Sweet Eats.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Elephant Ear Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies

Elephant Ear Cookies via Annie’s Eats.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Sweet and Savory Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Puff Pastry Twist Straws

Sweet and Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Straws via Half Baked Harvest.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Lemon Berry Cheesecake Puff Pastries

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Puff Pastries via I Wash You Dry.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Gruyere, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Bites Puff Pastry Tarts

Gruyere, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Tarts via Little Spice Jar.

22 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry: Nutella Banana Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seed and Hazelnut Crunch

Nutella Banana Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seed and Hazelnut Crunch via Half Baked Harvest.

By the way, if you’re in a pinch, guests are always a fan of the classic pigs in a blanket (cocktail weenies, a.k.a., miniature hotdogs, wrapped in puff pastry and baked). I mean, who doesn’t love those?

Any favorite puff pastry recipes?


Lexi

2 comments


  1. Seniya

    Thank you for sharing all of the sources. I love puff pastry, it is easy to bake and fast.

  2. Daphne

    These all look fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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