For the holidays or any special occasion, puff pastry is a quick and easy shortcut ingredient that will dress up any menu. These recipes that start with puff pastry are simple and look much more complicated than they are. You can make puff pastry from scratch, but Pepperidge Farm makes a fabulous pastry that you just thaw and use. Each package contains two sheets. For best results, thaw the pastry overnight in the refrigerator. Then gently unfold each sheet and place on lightly floured surface. Roll to even out the pastry and smooth out the fold lines. Then use as directed in the recipe.
Enjoy these appetizers, sweets, breads, and main dishes made with this special ingredient.
Start With Puff Pastry
Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry
This super special recipe is a great choice for Christmas or New Year's morning. It's all made ahead of time, then you just assemble and bake for the perfect breakfast.
Chicken Pesto in Puff Pastry
This super delicious recipe uses just five ingredients! It's a great base for creating your own masterpiece. Add crisply cooked bacon, some sauteed onions and garlic, roasted red peppers or sun dried tomatoes to these little bundles. Be warned, though: the filling is hot!
Puff Pastry Hearts
Puff pastry, butter, and cinnamon sugar combine to make a delicious and super simple cookie kids will love to make and eat. Yum.
Easy Beef Wellington
Sauteed mushrooms, onions, and chicken livers form a rich filling in this elegant and easy main dish.
Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws
Puff pastry and Parmesan cheese turn into delicious flaky breadsticks in this simple recipe.
Chicken and Bacon in Puff Pastry
Well, bacon makes just about anything better. Combined with tender chicken and crisp puff pastry, this is an easy entree recipe perfect for entertaining.
Tapenade is an olive paste usually used as a sandwich spread. In this simple four ingredient recipe, it's turned into a savory and easy appetizer.
This appetizer is very special. You could add some cherry or raspberry preserves to the cheese before enclosing it in the puff pastry for a fancy variation.
Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Bites
Use leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving dinner to make these delicious little pastry sandwiches. Or substitute chicken or chopped ham for a nice variation.
Minute Apple Tart
This quick tart can be made from apples or pears. It's so easy and delicious; it really takes just about a minute to put together!
Minute Peach Tart
Or make little tartlets from peaches! Some toasted walnuts sprinkled on top of this recipe would be fabulous.
Any sandwich spread is delicious in between flaky layers of crisp puff pastry. To make them fancier, cut the pastry into different shapes before you bake it.
Instant Flaky Apple Croustade
Puff pastry shells make these delicious little mini pies super easy. All you do is bake the shells and fill!
Seafood in Patty Shells
Puff pastry shells are filled with an easy shrimp and crab filling in this super easy recipe.
Pork Tenderloin in Puff Pastry
An onion and apple mixture, scented with thyme, is baked along with tender pork, all wrapped in crisp puff pastry.