List of recipes using Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): 65 recipes

Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)
List of recipes using Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)
Avocado "tarte fine"
Avocado "tarte fine"
The French "tarte fine" (pronounced "feen") is a literally a thin tart, made on a precooked flat base of puff pastry. This delicious, crisp, savoury tart is topped with cream cheese, slices of avocado, a trickle of lime juice and fresh coriander.
13K 59 min. July 15th 2020
Courgette tart with mint
Courgette tart with mint
Fried rounds of courgette in a puff pastry case with a feta and mint filling. You will find that this combination of feta with mint gives an agreeable fresh lift to this tart.
133K4.1 1 hour 23 min. June 11th 2011
Ham spirals
Ham spirals
These puff pastry spirals made with smoked ham are delicious and quick to make.
96K3.8 58 min. September 7th 2018
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
This recipe is made from vegetables cut small and blanched, mixed with pieces of salt-cod and cream, then baked in small soup dishes with a puff pastry lid.
247K3.9 4 hours 35 min. September 7th 2018
Olive twists
Olive twists
These savoury puff-pastry twists (rather like smoked salmon sacristains) make an ideal aperitif snack. The pastry is simply spread with tapenade.
34K3.6 1 hour 39 min. September 7th 2018
Small cheese and bacon rolls
Small cheese and bacon rolls
These small aperitif snacks can be prepared in advance and heated at the last minute, or served cold.
320K5 1 hour 23 min. September 7th 2018
Small foie gras pasties
Small foie gras pasties
Dainty pasties, filled with a morsel of seasoned foie gras.
283K4.6 2 hours September 7th 2018
Smoked salmon sacristains
Smoked salmon sacristains
Sacristain (sexton in English, a strange name though common in French cooking) is a small pastry twist, made with puff pastry. There are many recipes with different flavours, sweet or savoury. Here is one with smoked salmon, ideal as an aperitif.
200K 33.9 1 hour 30 min. February 21th 2011
Thin summer tart "à la grecque"
Thin summer tart "à la grecque"
A fresh, summery tart with a thin base of pre-cooked puff pastry, spread with a cream-feta mixture, and topped with slices of tomato and cucumber.
3,502 51 min. July 18th 2021
Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart
Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart
For this sophisticated recipe, we'll be preparing a disc of tomato jelly to sit on a puff pastry base. This is topped with slices of avocado in a lime dressing.
8,833 5 hours 16 min. September 30th 2020
Tomato and courgette tart
Tomato and courgette tart
This summer tart has a puff pastry base topped with a rosette of sliced tomatoes and sautéd courgettes. For a more substantial dish, add some diced feta on top before cooking.
195K4.2 2 hours 5 min. July 18th 2010
Tomato tart
Tomato tart
This tart is very easy and quick to prepare.
254K4.8 1 hour 18 min. January 13th 2011
Vegetable rosette tart
Vegetable rosette tart
Blanched courgettes and carrots arranged in a rosette with a feta filling.
151K3.8 1 hour 52 min. October 6th 2010
Ch'ti mussel tarts
Ch'ti mussel tarts
A blind-baked puff pastry case, filled with shelled mussels in a velvety sauce made with beer and Maroilles cheese.
10K 1 hour 19 min. October 7th 2020
Crusty cockle tart
Crusty cockle tart
A small puff pastry tart case filled with cockles in a cream and egg-yolk sauce ("a la poulette" in French).
84K4.3 2 hours 52 min. March 17th 2013
Koulibiak in pie dish
Koulibiak in pie dish
Koulibiak is a traditional russian recipe from, usually served in a flat puff pastry fish shape. Here is an easier version, in a pie dish.
313K4.7 3 hours 19 min. September 7th 2018
Langoustine and leek tarts
Langoustine and leek tarts
Small puff pastry cases filled with a layer of chopped leeks, fried langoustines (also known as scampi or Dublin Bay prawns), topped with hollandaise sauce.
87K4.2 1 hour 28 min. May 13th 2012
Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington consists of a beef fillet (or tenderloin) that is first seared, then cooked in the oven in a puff pastry crust stuffed with a mushroom duxelles and morsels of foie gras. The recipe is rather long, but fairly straightfoward. Here I show you all the tips to help you make it sucessfully...
65K5 1 hour 57 min. August 26th 2021
Cheese and tomato tart
Cheese and tomato tart
A thin puff pastry base, precooked to be extra crisp, filled after cooling with a bed of cream cheese, then a generous layer of tomatoes (as many different colours as possible) to create a colourful and flavoursome tart.
8,195 1 hour 44 min. September 2nd 2020
Chicken and mushroom pie
Chicken and mushroom pie
This lovely pie has a puff pastry crust filled with a mixture of fried mushrooms, diced chicken and parsley, all bound in a cream sauce.
67K 14.4 1 hour 40 min. September 10th 2018
Chicken pie
Chicken pie
Apart from the obvious chicken, this pie's puff pastry "lid" also conceals mushrooms, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and leeks.
85K4.3 2 hours 29 min. September 8th 2018
Comtoise tart for Seàn
Comtoise tart for Seàn
This tart has all the flavour of the Franche-Comté: the puff-pastry base is covered with diced Morteau sausage and fried potatoes. This is topped with cancoillotte cheese - totally delicious!
57K4.2 1 hour 49 min. March 10th 2021
Fine multi-tomato tart
Fine multi-tomato tart
This simple but very elegant tart makes the most of different tomato varieties. Their diversity allows us to create a multi-coloured tart, featuring all their attractive shades.
19K 59 min. October 14th 2018
Ham "friand" pie
Ham "friand" pie
A "friand" (the word means "fond"!) is a sort of French pasty. This pie-style version has two layers of puff pastry filled with a mixture of cheese, ham and bechamel sauce.
64K4.2 1 hour 5 min. September 8th 2018
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
This is a quiche-style tart with a Piedmont-inspired twist: the filling is made with eggs, mascarpone (lighter than the usual cream) and Parmesan. The tart still has a moist texture to balance the puff-pastry crust, with the flavour of leeks and purple artichokes.
28K5 1 hour 25 min. December 7th 2016
Leek and fresh tuna tart
Leek and fresh tuna tart
The puff pastry case is filled with a layer of leek, lightly fried chunks of fresh tuna and a quiche-style egg and cream mixture.
52K5 1 hour 15 min. February 9th 2014
Maroilles cheese quiche
Maroilles cheese quiche
Traditional recipe from northern France, using a typical and tasty regional cheese. But this can be replaced by another (see below).
217K 34.7 2 hours 27 min. February 21th 2011
Nanou's tuna tart
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
100K4.2 1 hour 36 min. September 11th 2011
Pissaladière with puff pastry
Pissaladière with puff pastry
This savoury tart is a traditional speciality around Nice, on France's Cote d'Azur. Originally, pissaladière had much in common with its Italian cousin, the pizza, but made with onions, anchovies and olives, and without tomatoes. This is a slightly different version, more friable (with a...
28K3.8 1 hour 38 min. May 7th 2017
Quiche Bretonne
Quiche Bretonne
This quiche from Brittany has a puff-pastry base topped with an assortment of fish and shellfish with a classic quiche filling. After baking in a hot oven, the crusty pastry is a great foil for the moist filling with all its seafood flavours.
26K 1 hour 40 min. August 5th 2018
Quick flaky pizza
Quick flaky pizza
This pizza with a difference has a thin puff-pastry base instead the traditional dough. Apart from this small refinement, the basic elements you would expect are all there: tomato sauce, a variety of toppings and fresh basil leaves.
54K 36 min. September 26th 2018
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie
This homely looking pie gets back to what good, old-fashioned pies are all about: it's round, deep and has both a proper bottom and lid. The one small concession to modernity is the use of puff pastry for a lighter, crisper crust. The filling combines mushrooms, leeks and diced chicken in a cream...
33K 1 hour 35 min. December 30th 2019
Shallot confit tart
Shallot confit tart
This savoury tart is full of flavour: the thin puff-pastry case is filled with lightly grilled slices of ham and a mixture of cream and Époisses cheese, topped with a layer of oven-cooked shallot confit. This tart can be eated hot, of course, but is also good cold or reheated until just warmed...
27K4.6 2 hours 25 min. October 23th 2016
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
A tomato tart is a real taste of summer: this one uses cherry tomatoes, finished with a drizzle of pesto after cooking. Cherry tomatoes are an ideal way to add a variety of colours for a tart that looks just as good as it tastes.
10K 1 hour 1 min. August 23th 2020
Thin endive tart
Thin endive tart
This thin tart (made with puff pastry) is a sort of quiche. It is fairly light, with smoked ham and endives fried from raw (not blanched first).
34K4.9 58 min. May 14th 2015
Thin spinach and potato tart
Thin spinach and potato tart
A savoury tart with a thin puff pastry base, crushed potatoes, spinach, bechamel sauce and topped with a sprinkling of grated cheese.
5,331 58 min. June 13th 2021
Tomato feuilleté with pesto
Tomato feuilleté with pesto
This is a fairly simple recipe, but the result is an elegant, thin tart, bursting with delicious Italian colour. The base is a a feuilletage, but savoury this time, topped with the concentrated flavours of Italian cuisine: pesto, tomatoes and Parmesan.
20K4.1 59 min. September 8th 2018
Two-cheese quiche
Two-cheese quiche
This extra-tasty quiche is made with diced ham and a combination of two cheeses: Comté and Cheddar.
27K4 1 hour 2 min. June 2nd 2019
Vegetable pie
Vegetable pie
Three layers of vegetables, baked in puff pastry.
216K3.9 1 hour 21 min. September 10th 2018
Apple and pear tart
Apple and pear tart
Apples and pears are combined in this sophisticated autumn tart. The pears are laid decoratively on top of stewed apple.
60K 24.9 59 min. October 27th 2014
Apple Pie
Apple Pie
This classic of family cooking is quite simple: just a puff pastry "shell" sealing in lightly sweetened slices of apple. During cooking, the fruit softens to resemble stewed apple. Serve warm, if possible, to enjoy at its best.
43K3.7 54 min. September 11th 2018
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
Apple semelles (flat apple tarts)
The French semelle is a flat rectangular tart with a base of puff pastry. In this version, a layer of stewed apple is spread on the pastry, then topped with finely-sliced fruit.
114K4.3 1 hour 5 min. October 28th 2011
Apple Strudel
Apple Strudel
Apple strudel is a traditional pastry from central Europe. It is like a large apple turnover, usually served in slices. Here is a version with apples, walnuts, almonds and rum-soaked raisins.
39K5 1 hour 32 min. September 11th 2018
Caramelised apple pie
Caramelised apple pie
Apple pie made with caramelised apples.
228K4.3 1 hour 55 min. September 11th 2018
Cochelin d'Evreux
Cochelin d'Evreux
This cochelin, from the town of Evreux in Normandy, is a sort of giant apple turnover, flavoured with vanilla. It is served in slices, like a cake.
51K5 2 hours 2 min. September 10th 2018
Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan
Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan
The filling of this pistachio flan with almonds and apricots contrasts with crisp case, made with puff pastry, rather than the more usual shortcrust pastry.
29K4.3 1 hour 37 min. January 18th 2017
Epiphany galette
Epiphany galette
Here is the recipe for the very classic but delicious "galette des rois" (Epiphany galette) in puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) with almond cream or frangipane . You will also see some professional tips to easily handle the dough, and obtain a nice and regular galette.
235K 24.5 3 hours 8 min. January 6th 2021
Express apple tart
Express apple tart
A fine apple tart, very quick to make.
326K 24.6 51 min. April 8th 2020
Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins
Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins
These are small apple turnovers ("chaussons") of puff pastry, filled with a mixture of caramelised almonds, stewed apple and rum-soaked raisins. To be eaten just as they are...
271K3.8 1 hour 31 min. September 11th 2018
Little caramelized peach tarts
Little caramelized peach tarts
This is an elegant summer dessert: a thin base of puff pastry, topped with caramelized peach slices. For a delicious contrast of hot and cold, serve with the reduced caramel and citrus sauce poured over over hot and, at the last minute, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, .
29K3.8 1 hour 15 min. September 11th 2016
Millefeuille
Millefeuille
Millefeuille is one of the best pastries available, if it is well made, i.e.: 2 layers of light vanilla cream between 3 layers of fine crispy (possibly caramelized) puff pastry.
298K4.6 1 hour 42 min. October 13th 2010
Mini lemon millefeuilles
Mini lemon millefeuilles
These dainty and delicious mini millefeuilles have layers of puff pastry filled with lemon confectioner's custard (pastry cream). They are a bit tricky because they are quite fragile and do not keep well once assembled. But freshly made, they are a true delight.
18K 2 hours 22 min. March 25th 2018
Mini palmiers
Mini palmiers
Palmiers are a traditional French patisserie, consisting of folded puff pastry caramelized with sugar. These small versions are made with the shop-bought puff pastry that comes ready-rolled in a circle.
60K5 39 min. September 11th 2018
Mirlitons
Mirlitons
Mirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
57K4.1 1 hour 27 min. August 19th 2015
Peach and verbena feuilleté
Peach and verbena feuilleté
In French, a "feuilleté" can be anything, sweet or savoury, wrapped in or with a base of puff pastry, from a sausage roll to a millefeuille. This is an elegant tart-style feuilleté with a caramelized pastry base, topped with a light custard flavoured with verbena. This is based on a confectioner's...
17K4.1 2 hours 23 min. September 3rd 2017
Pecan fruit rolls
Pecan fruit rolls
These pecan nut and dried fruit rolls, wrapped in golden caramelized puff pastry, are really delicious.
85K4.9 1 hour 21 min. September 11th 2018
Puits d'amour
Puits d'amour
This delicious little cake's charming French name means "well of love". It is made up of layers of puff and choux pastry, assembled with a light caramel and filled with vanilla confectioner's custard.
82K4.4 1 hour 43 min. August 23th 2015
Saint Honoré cake
Saint Honoré cake
The Saint Honoré cake is a famous example of French patisserie. It consists of a puff pastry base surrounded by a ring of caramel-coated choux puffs and topped with whipped cream (Chantilly). It is a bit tricky to make, but this recipe gives you all the hints you need.
94K4.7 2 hours 51 min. April 14th 2013
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
This is a Sicilian version of the French Epiphany dessert, the "galette des rois". The puff pastry has a pistachio cream and ricotta filling with diced candied fruit.
45K3 1 hour 1 min. January 1st 2020
Smart plum tart
Smart plum tart
This is a very simple tart recipe that combines the flavours of plums and hazelnuts. It stays crisp after cooking because it is baked in two stages.
1,146 1 hour 20 min. September 22th 2021
Strawberry feuilleté
Strawberry feuilleté
This elegant French dessert is not quite a tart. The base is a circle of puff pastry baked and caramelized, then topped when cold with a thin layer of lime-flavoured confectioner's custard and beautiful fresh strawberries.
26K3.8 43 min. May 27th 2018
Tart Tatin
Tart Tatin
Tart tatin is one of the great classic desserts of French cooking. It's an apple tart cooked upside down. Apples are cooked in sugar until they caramelise. Then a circle of puff pastry is put on top, and the whole tart is baked at 356°F (180°C) for 20 minutes. To serve, the tart is turned over so...
343K 13.8 1 hour 17 min. October 30th 2015
Yvetot Douillons
Yvetot Douillons
This dessert, named after a small town in Normandy, consists of a pear filled with confectioner's custard (French pastry cream), which is wrapped in a pancake and puff pastry, then baked. The "douillon" part of the name comes from a warm coat, the "douillette", of former times.
50K4.3 1 hour 3 min. November 26th 2014
Vol-au-vent cases
Vol-au-vent cases
Vol-au-vents, whether large or bite-sized, need a special pastry case that is hollow to take the filling. Here is how to prepare these delicate cases using puff pastry.
213K4.1 44 min. October 16th 2013
How to cook caramelized puff pastry well
How to cook caramelized puff pastry well
When puff pastry is caramelized to use in patisseries like millefeuille, French chefs call it a "feuilletage" (which means "lamination" or "leafing"). This is baked on its own before being assembled with cream, fruit, etc. The baking needs to be carefully managed: the pastry should puff into layers,...
131K 25 36 min. September 3rd 2017

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