Puff Pastry Appetizers to Butter Up Your Guests
When you have a box of store-bought (or
!) puff pastry dough in the freezer, you’ve got the makings of dozens of crowd-pleasing appetizers at the ready, including tarts, turnovers, baked Brie, cheese straws, pigs in a blanket, and more.
The cheesy, lemon-kissed artichoke mixture in these pastry pockets is inspired by a party classic, hot artichoke dip. Serve with Rosemary Vodka Tonics.
Harissa, Goat Cheese, and Herb Tart
With a jar (or tube) of fiery, earthy harissa paste in the fridge and a box of puff pastry in the freezer, you’re halfway to whipping up this sophisticated appetizer at a moment’s notice.
In this sweet take on a party favorite, a rich mixture of pecans and brown sugar crowns oozy, melty Brie cheese inside a golden puff-pastry shell.
Store-bought puff pastry gives you a jump-start in making this beautiful savory tart. Top it with shredded Gruyere cheese and asparagus spears, bake until golden-brown, and cut into dainty squares for a totally irresistible hors d’oeuvre.
Try any kind of leafy green herb that matches your menu in these super-easy, super-delicious puff-pastry wheels.
Upside-Down Mushroom Tartlets
Frozen puff pastry is the secret to these elegant Gruyere and mushroom tartlets. Bake them in jumbo muffin tins to give them their shape.
Pigs in Blankets
Nobody can resist a pig in a blanket. So simple to make -- just roll up hot dogs in puff pastry dough, bake, and slice. Change up your game by using different kinds of precooked sausages if you like.
These buttery bites are amazingly easy to make and can swing savory or sweet -- just sprinkle with pantry ingredients such as Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, or cinnamon and sugar.
Provencal Onion Tart
Our puff-pastry take on the pizzalike pissaladiere has slivered olives, anchovies, and plenty of onions. Using frozen puff pastry means it's perfect for last-minute get-togethers or casual cocktails.
Simply scatter broccoli florets, sliced garlic, and a generous handful of Pecorino-Romano cheese over a sheet of puff pastry to make a colorful, craveable savory tart.
These delicate spirals come together in a flash with frozen puff pastry and basic pantry ingredients.