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12 Recipes with Puff Pastry that are Delicious

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Do you love puff pastry? We sure do! Here are our 12 favorite recipes with puff pastry that we know you'll enjoy.


Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

This asparagus tart made from puff pastry and ricotta is a wonderful, tasty recipe.

It highlights the grassy flavor of the asparagus and the buttery puff pastry!


Ham & Gruyere Tarts

These ham and cheese puff pastry tarts with apples are absolutely delicious! They're savory, flavorful, and easy to pull together. They take a few minutes to bake but there's minimal hands-on time.

Three ham and cheese tarts on a white plate.

The Coziest Winter Squash Tart Recipe

This delicata squash tart is the coziest recipe - perfect for chilly nights when you want a flavorful veggie dish.

Delicata squash is a winter squash with a delicate rind that doesn't need to be peeled before use; making it a stunning option for a tart.


Zucchini Tartlets

These zucchini tartlets with microgreens and goat cheese are a delicious appetizer or a great addition to a brunch menu. 

zucchini tartlets on a plate

Leek & Onion Puff Pastry Tart

This leek and onion puff pastry tart is a wonderful, subtle recipe that highlights the complex flavors of the leeks and Camembert cheese.

Leek and Onion Puff Pastry Tart

Radish Puff Appetizer

These radish appetizer mini puff pastry tarts with goat's cheese, radishes, and microgreens are a delicious, peppery, and delightfully rich recipe.

radish puff pastry appetizers on parchment paper

Cute Strawberry Tartlets

Everyone loves these adorable strawberry tartlets. They're super cute and absolutely delicious - what's not to love?

Three strawberry tartlets on a white plate.

Fresh Tomato Tart with Mustard Crème Fraîche

This fresh tomato tart with mustard crème fraîche is a perfect appetizer or light lunch. The wholegrain mustard, chives, and crème fraîche pair beautifully with the tomatoes.

Fresh tomato tart

Shallot & Mushroom Savory Tarte Tatin

This savory tarte tatin with sautéed shallots and mushrooms is topped with burrata and arugula for an absolutely gorgeous meal.

savory tarte tatin with mushrooms and shallots

Blackberry & Apple Hand Pies

These blackberry and apple hand pies are sublime. This recipe combines these flavors with puff pastry for a delicious, single-serving dessert.

blackberry apple hand pies in a basket

Spinach and Feta Puffs

These spinach puffs pack a salty little feta punch - they make a perfect appetizer! They are a delicious little bite and perfect for a party.

Spinach and feta puff pastry bites lined up on a serving plate.
Yield: 4 servings

Puff Pastry Recipes: Asparagus Tart

Puff Pastry Recipes: Asparagus Tart

Try one of our favorite puff pastry recipes - this asparagus tart made from puff pastry and ricotta is a wonderful, tasty appetizer or lunch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Remove the woody ends from the asparagus (either snap them or chop them off), toss the asparagus with half the olive oil and half the salt and pepper. 
  3. Lay the pastry sheet flat on a rimmed baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Cut a ½ inch border around the edges, and then prick the pastry with a fork several times. 
  4. Spread the ricotta out across the pastry and then lay the asparagus spears across it. 
  5. Bake the pastry for 20 to 22 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. 
  6. After the pastry cools for a few minutes, sprinkle the remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper across the top along with the lemon juice. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g

What is puff pastry?

Puff pastry is flaky pastry dough made from combining flour and solid fat (usually butter) through lamination (folding to create layers).

Good puff pastry is known for its flaky, clearly defined layers that puff up while baking.

Tips for using puff pastry

When working with puff pastry it's important to keep it as cool as possible (without being frozen). If you buy your pastry frozen, make sure to defrost it according to package directions, but don't remove it from the refrigerator until it's time to use it.

Warm dough leads to soggy puff pastry.

If a recipe calls for pricking the puff pastry with a fork, this is to help create layers while baking - allow the pastry to vent and create a flaky crust.

What's the best puff pastry to buy?

We highly (HIGHLY) recommend using Dufour Puff Pastry sheets for tarts, tatins, and other pastry items. Their all-butter pastry is the best we've found.

Is puff pastry vegan?

Many brands of puff pastry are vegan. The puff pastry brand we recommend above, Dufour, is not, but other brands that use shortening instead of butter are vegan.

You can also make your own vegan puff pastry.

Are puff pastry and phyllo do the same?

Puff pastry and phyllo dough are not the same, but you can think of them as cousins.

The main difference is that phyllo does not have fat - it's just water and flour and gets much crispier when it bakes.


What are your favorite recipes with puff pastry? Let us know in the comments below.

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