List of recipes using "Puff pastry": 51 recipes

[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.
43,3414.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Ham spirals]
Ham spirals
These puff pastry spirals made with smoked ham are delicious and quick to make.
19,0013.8/5 for 17 ratings 58 min.
[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.
78,1393.9/5 for 18 ratings 4 hours 35 min.
[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.
3,8653.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 39 min.
[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.
78,5775/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Small foie gras pasties]
Small foie gras pasties
Dainty pasties, filled with a morsel of seasoned foie gras.
64,1774.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours
[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.
62,924 33.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[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.
48,1114.2/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 5 min.
[Tomato tart]
Tomato tart
This tart is very easy and quick to prepare.
58,7254.8/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 18 min.
[Vegetable rosette tart]
Vegetable rosette tart
Blanched courgettes and carrots arranged in a rosette with a feta filling.
53,0623.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 52 min.
[Vol-au-vent]
Vol-au-vent
The classic vol-au-vent of French cuisine consists of a very light puff pastry case (supposedly so light that it could fly off in the lightest puff of wind) with a cream-based filling. There are many different recipes for fillings. This version uses bacon, chicken, mushrooms and leeks.
26,4074.4/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[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).
21,6814.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 52 min.
[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.
25,3474.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[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...
6,2725/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 57 min.
[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.
13,514 14.4/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Chicken pie]
Chicken pie
Apart from the obvious chicken, this pie's puff pastry "lid" also conceals mushrooms, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and leeks.
23,1704.3/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 29 min.
[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.
1,136 59 min.
[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.
13,8734.2/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[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.
3,6395/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[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.
12,1165/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Nanou's tuna tart]
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
29,3854.2/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 36 min.
[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...
3,1183.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[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.
1,249 36 min.
[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...
2,988 1 hour 35 min.
[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...
4,2794.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 25 min.
[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).
7,2434.9/5 for 18 ratings 58 min.
[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.
2,6654.1/5 for 16 ratings 59 min.
[Vegetable pie]
Vegetable pie
Three layers of vegetables, baked in puff pastry.
65,3653.9/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[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.
5,9143.7/5 for 11 ratings 54 min.
[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.
30,7874.3/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[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.
8,6795/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 32 min.
[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.
8,9575/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 2 min.
[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.
4,8494.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 37 min.
[Express apple tart]
Express apple tart
A fine apple tart, very quick to make.
67,646 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 54 min.
[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...
77,0033.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 31 min.
[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, .
4,8063.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[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.
84,9174.6/5 for 5 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[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.
2,441 2 hours 22 min.
[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.
14,0265/5 for 1 ratings 39 min.
[Mirlitons]
Mirlitons
Mirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
12,8504.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[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...
2,7054.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 23 min.
[Pecan fruit rolls ]
Pecan fruit rolls
These pecan nut and dried fruit rolls, wrapped in golden caramelized puff pastry, are really delicious.
26,5194.9/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[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.
27,1934.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[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.
7,1663/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[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.
3,6653.8/5 for 11 ratings 43 min.
[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.
10,8774.3/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)]
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)
Puff pastry is an incredible assembly of thin layers of butter enclosed in thin layers of dough. After cooking this give a succession of thin crisp pastry leaves that produce exceptional desserts or pies. It's a jewel of French patisserie. Making your own puff pastry is not very difficult, it's just...
100,432 44/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 45 min.
[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.
25,9654.1/5 for 10 ratings 44 min.
[Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)]
Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)
This yeast-based flaky dough (or croissant dough) is where puff pastry meets a yeast dough (such as brioche dough). This means that not only will we get flaky layers, but the dough will also swell and rise. The method is along the same lines as for a feuilletage: the basic dough is first kneaded,...
834 2 3 hours 58 min.
[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,...
5,3215/5 for 19 ratings 36 min.
[How to prepare egg glaze]
How to prepare egg glaze
Bakers and pastry chefs use a glaze ("dorure" in French - the same word as for gilding) made with whole full eggs, beaten in a blender. This is used with a brush on pastry that would not naturally brown during cooking (brioche, puff pastry, ...).
42,6874.7/5 for 3 ratings 2 min.

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