Do you love puff pastry? We sure do! Here are our 12 favorite recipes with puff pastry that we know you'll enjoy.
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!
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.
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.
These zucchini tartlets with microgreens and goat cheese are a delicious appetizer or a great addition to a brunch menu.
This leek and onion puff pastry tart is a wonderful, subtle recipe that highlights the complex flavors of the leeks and Camembert cheese.
These radish appetizer mini puff pastry tarts with goat's cheese, radishes, and microgreens are a delicious, peppery, and delightfully rich recipe.
Everyone loves these adorable strawberry tartlets. They're super cute and absolutely delicious - what's not to love?
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.
This savory tarte tatin with sautéed shallots and mushrooms is topped with burrata and arugula for an absolutely gorgeous meal.
These blackberry and apple hand pies are sublime. This recipe combines these flavors with puff pastry for a delicious, single-serving dessert.
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.
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spread the ricotta out across the pastry and then lay the asparagus spears across it.
- Bake the pastry for 20 to 22 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
- After the pastry cools for a few minutes, sprinkle the remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper across the top along with the lemon juice.
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.