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Puff Pastry Recipes & Ideas

Puff pastry is one of the easiest and versatile pastries you’ll find in your freezer or chiller section of the supermarket. And with this collection of Puff Pastry Recipes & Ideas you’ll be sure to find some inspiration for your desserts or even dinner!

Photo collage of puff pastry recipes.
Puff Pastry Recipes and Ideas

Originally posted May 21st, 2020. Updated on January 6th, 2023 to include new recipes, more information and a new format.

What is Puff Pastry?

Puff pastry is a light and flaky pastry. It’s made from laminated dough that’s made by alternating layers of butter and dough. It doesn’t require any leavening agents and is simply made from butter, flour, water and salt.

Making homemade puff pastry is time consuming and laborious. And you guessed it, I don’t have a recipe on the blog…ha! However, it’s readily available at most supermarkets in either the frozen or the chiller section. It usually comes in pre rolled sheets in circles, squares or rectangles. At times, it will come in block form that you roll our yourself.

Puff pastry is a versatile baking pastry and is used in not only desserts, but appetizers and main courses as well. I’ve put together a great collection below from all the categories I’ve mentioned below.

NOTE – To assess the recipes in the collection, simply click on the highlighted text that says “Check out this recipe”. It will take you directly to the recipe you are looking for.

Sweet Treats

One of most common ways to use puff pastry in in desserts. You can use it for pies, danishes, turnovers and more. One of my personal favourite desserts using puff pastry is the Lemon Cream Cheese Danish!

Puff Pastry Jam Turnovers

These easy Puff Pastry Jam Turnovers use just five ingredients! A flaky pastry filled with a sweet jam of your choice and topped with a sugar glaze. A great brunch, snack or even dessert.
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Easy Apple Cinnamon Turnovers

These Easy Apple and Cinnamon Turnovers are better than the box brand. Using minimal ingredients and put together, why not give them a try.
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Easy Nutella Pastries

Dessert doesn't always have to be difficult or time consuming. These Easy Nutella Pastries are put together in minutes using two ingredients.
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Nutella Puff Pastry Braid

Nutella Puff Pastry Braid is a fast, easy and delicious recipe. Using just a few simple ingredients this comes together quickly and is delicious served warm straight out of the oven.
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Easy Apple Danish

This is such an Easy Apple Danish to make. Using frozen puff pasty and then a home made apple filling topped off with a sweet glaze. Perfect for weekend brunching!
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Lemon Cream Cheese Danish

This Lemon Cream Cheese Danish is everything you need right now. Using puff pastry with a cream cheese and Lemon Curd filling, it's delicious. Then topped off with a sweet glaze to make it just a little bit extra.
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freshly baked lemon cream cheese danish

Puff Pastry Apple Galette

Kind of like an Apple Pie without all the work. This Puff Pastry Apple Galette is my take on the traditional French Tart. By using store bought puff pastry and a simple homemade apple filling, this comes together quickly.
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pastry apple tart using sliced apples adn frozen puff pastry

Strawberry Hand Pies

A real easy and delicious treat that you can even have for breakfast. It does have fruit! These Strawberry Hand Pies are great to make ahead, freeze and enjoy for when the craving hits.
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Mascarpone Cream & Peach Tarts

A perfect dessert for summer. These Mascarpone Cream and Peach Tarts are light and fresh and would make a great ending to any summertime meal.
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Make entertaining easier by making a few appetizers with puff pastry. My two personal facvourites are the Easy Sausage Rolls and the mouthwatering Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts.

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tarts

Add these Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts to your next appetizer night in. A delicious appetizer that can be prepared in advance and baked just before serving. With sweet caramelized onions, crispy pastry, salty goats cheese a a drizzle of balsamic reduction, what's not to love!
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caramelized oinion tarts on a baking tray

Roasted Bell Pepper Puff Pastry Bites

If you love bell peppers, this is the appetizer for you. These Roasted Bell Pepper Puff Pastry Bites will be calling you name all spring long. Easy to make with frozen puff pastry, lightly roasted bell peppers, a hint of parmesan cheese, some dried herbs and topped with fresh mozzarella.
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Roasted Bell Pepper Puff Pastry Bites on a baking tray

Caprice Pastry Bites

By using frozen puff pasty and store bought pesto, these Caprice Pastry Bites are put together in no time at all. It makes for a super quick nibble. They have all the flavours of a caprice salad in a pastry.
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Red Pepper & Black Olive Bites

These Red Pepper & Black Olive Bites are the perfect party pleaser. Puff pastry topped with roasted red peppers, salty black olives and mozzarella cheese.
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Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Break out a few simple ingredients to make these Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheels. All you need is a sheet of ready to roll puff pastry, pesto, parmesan and garlic butter.
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Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheels on a baking tray with pesto and herbs

Easy Sausage Rolls

One of the easiest party appetizers you will ever make, Sausage Rolls (Pigs in a Blanket)! Using just three ingredients and put together in no time at all, they are sure to be a party hit for all ages.
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Feta & Spinach Pastries

The perfect appetizer or nibble for easy entertaining. These Feta & Spinach Pastries are a light and crispy pastry are a great make ahead appetizer that's full of flavour and easy to make.
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Main Course

Although I only have a few Main Course recipes using puff pastry, they are worth mentioning. If you haven’t had a chance to make our Creamy Chicken & Leek Pie yet, put it on your must make list soon!

Creamy Chicken & Vegetable Pie

Can I just say that this Creamy Chicken & Vegetable Pie is one your are going to want to file in favourites for those chilly autumn and winter evenings. Mark my words, you'll love it, so keep on reading for the ultimate comfort food!
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Creamy Chicken & Leek Pie

This Creamy Chicken & Leek Pie is your perfect comfort food. Tender pieces of chicken wrapped up in a creamy leek sauce and topped with golden puff pastry!
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Easy Puff Pastry Tomato Tart

This Easy Puff Pastry Tomato Tart is not only delicious, it's super quick and easy. Using frozen puff pastry, seasonal tomatoes and a few ingredients, you are all set to get this on the table in no time at all.
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close up of the easy puff pastry tomato tart

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