35+ Easy Puff Pastry Recipes (Sweet & Savory)

Forget fancy French names and complicated techniques – puff pastry is about to become your new kitchen bestie. This magical dough isn’t just for fancypants chefs; it’s for anyone who wants to turn ordinary meals into golden, flaky masterpieces. Here’s 35+ sweet & savory puff pastry recipes to try out.

Think of it like this: Puff pastry is basically a stack of butter and dough that’s been squished and folded a bunch of times. This creates all those airy layers that puff up like magic in the oven, giving you crispy, buttery goodness in every bite.

But here’s the best part: You don’t have to be a pastry wizard to make it. You can grab a pack of puff pastry from the freezer aisle (no judgment, we’ve all been there), and with a few simple tricks, you’ll be whipping up impressive treats that’ll have your friends and family begging for the recipe.

So, what can you make with this wonder dough? The possibilities are endless!

The BEST Recipes that Use Puff Pastry

OVERHEAD SHOT OF MUSHROOM POT PIE IN SKILLET WITH SCOOP OUT OF IT.
This Mushroom Pot Pie is the perfect, savory dinner party recipe! Rich, creamy mushrooms bathing in a red wine gravy, then topped with the most-delicious puff pastry crust! This vegetarian friendly meal can be made ahead of time, then popped into a hot oven when you’re ready to serve.
Mushroom Pot Pie
Overhead shot of baked brie in puff pastry with red currant fruit spread.
This Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Jam is a perfect appetizer for the holidays and is made with just FOUR ingredients. Serve this delicious baked brie as an appetizer for Thanksgiving or at your holiday dinner table.
Baked Brie
Overhead close up of ham & cheese pinwheel.
These Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are an easy & elegant appetizer or brunch idea. Given a bit of tang from dijon mustard & taken over the top with “everything” bagel seasoning.
Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
Tomato Tartlets with Puff Pastry are a flaky, cheesy appetizer or brunch treat made in just 30 minutes. Each bite is a medley of flaky puff pastry, creamy ricotta, Italian herbs, and juicy tomatoes.
Recipe: The Heirloom Pantry
Tomato Tartlets with Puff Pastry
Cheesy asparagus tarts are made with simple ingredients like cream cheese, provolone, and puff pastry. A delicious & versatile appetizer!
Recipe: Mae's Menu
Cheesy Asparagus Tarts
Enjoy the hybrid of a croissant and muffin in this mouthwatering Nutella Cruffins recipe. Flake pastry layers, swirls of Nutella topped with powdered sugar make these cruffins impossible to resist!
Recipe: 365 Days of Baking and More
Nutella Cruffins
Homemade vegan sausage rolls with flaky vegan puff pastry and a flavorful herby meaty soy and chickpea filling. They’re also nut-free!
Recipe: Addicted to Dates
Vegan Sausage Rolls
These chocolate cookie dough pop tarts are made with frozen puff pastry. They are filled with cream cheese cookie dough and chocolate glaze.
Recipe: Stephanie's Sweet Treats
Chocolate Cookie Dough Pop Tarts
These Steak and Ale Pot Pies are easily baked in the air fryer oven in individual portions for a delicious personal meat pie meal!
Recipe: Cooking With Wine Blog
Steak and Ale Pot Pies
Impress your guests this holiday season with these baked cranberry brie bites. This flavorful appetizer is quick and easy to make.
Recipe: If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
Cranberry Brie Bites
Easy Puff Pastry Apple Tart is the perfect simple dessert! Simply slice apples, coat in sugar, layer over a store-bought puff pastry and bake!
Recipe: J Cooking Odyssey
Puff Pastry Apple Tart
Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie
Puff pastry chicken pot pie is a warm, homey meal and easy to make with store-bought puff pastry in a rich chicken pot pie filling. Use leftover rotisserie chicken with carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery, potatoes and frozen peas in the savory filling.
Recipe: Garlic and Zest
Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie
Palmiers cookies are made with just 3 ingredients: puff pastry, sugar, and salt. Buttery, flaky and slightly caramelized – so delicious!
Recipe: Dessert for Two
Palmiers Cookies
An easy, beautiful beet tart, this is made with roasted beets, red onion, and a puff pastry base. Use multicoloured beets for a rainbow tart.
Recipe: Wholehearted Eats
Upside-Down Beet Tart
Diced apples are tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon and baked into a flaky puff pastry for a quick, comforting dessert!
Recipe: Spend with Pennies
Easy Apple Turnovers
This Beef Pot Pie with Puff Pastry is a delicious, savory, comforting dish that works well on gloomy or chilly days. Featuring juicy bits of ground beef, flavorful bacon, veggies, and a flakey puff pastry crust, this will be your new favorite make-ahead meal.
Recipe: Bites with Bri
Beef Pot Pie with Puff Pastry
This apple pear tart with puff pastry is so easy. The lightly spiced filling caramelizes in the oven and the edges are flaky and crisp. Yum!
Recipe: Every Little Crumb
Apple Pear Tart with Puff Pastry
These 3 ingredient easy cream cheese puff pastry bites are addictive. They are golden brown and flaky and stuffed with cream cheese that melts in your mouth.
Recipe: Every Little Crumb
Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Bites
This easy spinach mushroom quiche with puff pastry takes all the stress out of the crust. A simple foolproof filling that’s so customizable.
Recipe: Every Little Crumb
Spinach Mushroom Quiche with Puff Pastry
Parmesan and mozzarella air fryer puff pastry garlic cheese twists make a wonderful air fryer appetizer or side dish. It is so easy to make cheese twists from scratch.
Recipe: XOXO Bella
Air Fryer Puff Pastry Garlic Cheese Twists
Leftover turkey hand pies are an easy peasy way to repurpose all those leftovers—and we do mean all of them!—into something fresh, exciting, buttery and (best of all) cheesy!
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Turkey Hand Pies
Puff pastry squares topped with caramelized onions, Gruyère cheese and thyme, an homage to French Onion Soup in one bite.
Recipe: Cooking with Cocktail Rings
French Onion Soup Bites
Gooey Brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry shaped like a seasonal pumpkin is served topped with homemade maple pumpkin butter.
Recipe: Cooking with Cocktail Rings
Baked Brie Pumpkin with Spiced Maple Pumpkin Butter
Prosciutto Caprese Puff Pastries with Peppery Thyme Honey
Extra Flaky Prosciutto Caprese Puff Pastries with Peppery Thyme Honey…so darn easy and delicious…a great quick & easy appetizer that’s gone in minutes!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Prosciutto Caprese Puff Pastries
Made using puff pastry, sweet honey, and lots of fresh peaches, nectarines, and plums. Any extra effort put into creating this will be totally worth it, because not only is this tart pretty, it’s also so delicious!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Sweet Peach Rose Tart
Upside-Down Tarts are taking the internet by storm, and for good reason. Just place honey, onion, seasonings, and gruyere cheese on a baking sheet, top with puff pastry, and bake ’til golden, and you’ve got the perfect party treats.
Recipe: Host the Toast
Upside-Down Onion and Gruyere Tarts
Extra-festive Christmas Puff Pastry Star made with puff pastry, vanilla cream cheese, & homemade spiced raspberry jam.
Recipe: Plays Well With Butter
Christmas Puff Pastry Star
These berry puff pastry tarts are golden, flaky squares that are filled with a rich cream cheese center and topped with fresh berries.
Recipe: Fetty's Food Blog
Triple Berry Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts
If you’re unfamiliar with what a cruffin is…it’s a croissant-muffin hybrid. Where you bake laminated dough in a muffin pan!
Recipe: The Farmer's Daughter
Cinnamon Sugar Cruffins
Puff Pastry Apple Rings are a buttery, flakey treat that is tossed in cinnamon sugar, and then baked to golden brown perfection!
Recipe: Lovely Delites
Puff Pastry Apple Rings
Puff Pastry Twists shaped into swirls and topped with sesame seeds! These little knots are perfect to make ahead as an appetizer for parties!
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
Za’atar Puff Pastry Twists
Greek Spinach Puffs are an easy appetizer! Make the spinach mixture ahead, then fill puff pastry dough right before baking! Great for parties!
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
Greek Spinach Puffs
These baked pesto zucchini appetizers are made with puff pastry, Boursin cheese and 2 pretty colors of zucchini. They take less than an hour to make and you can make them a whole day ahead of time!
Recipe: She Keeps a Lovely Home
Pesto Zucchini Rosettes
Artichoke Gouda Tart: flaky puff pastry dough topped with melty gouda cheese, marinated artichokes, and fresh herbs…so simple and easy!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Artichoke Gouda Tart
These savory palmiers are a hit at every party. The best part is they are so quick and easy to make, so they are basically the ultimate party appetizer!
Recipe: Cookie Named Desire
Savory Palmiers
Gorgeous pear puff pastry tart with spicy cheddar cheese, toasted walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. The perfect appetizer to impress guests!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
Pear Puff Pastry with Cheddar and Walnuts
My dream is pickle pizza!! Flakey and buttery puff pastry is layered with sharp white cheddar, dill pickle chips, ranch seasoning and baked until melty and cheesy. Drizzle it with hot honey for the ultimate flavor explosion!
Recipe: How Sweet Eats
Pickle Puff Pastry Pizza

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How to Use Puff Pastry (35+ Recipes)

Puff pastry is a game changer. This magical dough turns ordinary meals into golden, flaky masterpieces. Here's 35+ puff pastry recipes to try! Start with this Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Jam. It's a perfect appetizer made with just FOUR ingredients.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (1/2 a box, thawed)
  • 1 8-12 ounce wheel Brie cheese
  • cup jam (red currant, raspberry, blackberry, etc. )
  • 1 egg (mixed with one tablespoon of water)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place wheel of brie in the middle of the puff pastry.
  • Add jam on top of the brie.
  • Gently fold over the brie to cover it completely. Use your hand to gently press the edges against the brie and neaten up the sides.
  • Move the brie wheel to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Brush on the egg/water mixture, wiping away any egg collected under the brie on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 92mg | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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