There are so many things you can do with puff pastry! Looking to take your dessert to the next level? Puff Pastry. Want to have a savory treat? Puff pastry. Want to serve up a fancy dish to your guests? Puff pastry. Puff Pastry works in so many recipes, and here’s a list of them to get you inspired! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Smoked Tofu Puff Pastry
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2. Puff Pastry Straws
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3. Spinach and Ricotta Puff Pastry Triangles
Who doesn’t love a savory puff pastry hand pie? These Spinach and Ricotta Puff Pastry Triangles by Talida Voinea flaky, warm, perfectly portable, great for a simple dinner, and even better for entertaining guests. In this particular recipe, the puff pastries are filled with a deliciously creamy spinach and tofu ‘ricotta’ with simple seasonings like garlic, salt, and pepper. And don’t worry if you run out of pastry sheets before your filling is all used up – it can also be used to stuff tomatoes, as a dip with crackers and vegetables, and even swirled into pasta. Get creative!
4. Pumpkin Halwa Puff Pastry Tarts
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Pumpkin Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert that is essentially mashed pumpkin spiced with saffron and sugar. This Pumpkin Halwa Puff Pastry Tarts by Tina Dawson takes this tasty pumpkin dessert and nestles it into a tiny puff pastry. These little tartlets are perfect party treats.
5. Puff Pastry Stuffed With Chorizo and Peppers
This Puff Pastry Stuffed With Chorizo and Peppers by Yana Chistyakova has spicy chorizo is wrapped in puff pastry with flavorful veggies. It starts with homemade chorizo made from a blend of textured vegetable protein and seitan, giving it the perfect balance of crumbly and chewy texture. It’s stuffed in a puff pastry with sautéed peppers and onions and wrapped in a puff pastry sheet. Then, the puff pastry is baked until crisp, flaky, and golden brown the filling is warm.
6. Amaretto Cherry Strudel With Homemade Puff Pastry
You guys. This Amaretto Cherry Strudel With Homemade Puff Pastry by Aileen Metcalf is quite amazing, if I do say so myself. Don’t be intimidated by the “homemade vegan puff pastry” part. It’s pretty simple, I promise. This recipe is flakey, easy and most importantly, delicious! It looks fancy and would be the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch (or dessert!)
7. Jewish Bimuelos: Fried ‘Honey’ Puffs
8. Easy Banana and Nutella Puff Pastries
These Easy Banana and Nutella Puff Pastries by Holly Jade are most definitely a treat you won’t want to miss making. Only three ingredients which are easily accessible. Who wouldn’t want a pastry parcel filled with hazelnut chocolate spread with slices of banana?
9. Creamy Mushroom Hand Pies
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Great as an appetizer at a party or as a lunch you can grab on the go, these Creamy Mushroom Hand Pies by Trine Rask are absolutely delicious. A creamy, garlicky mushroom filling is sealed within a flaky puff pastry pie crust. The best thing about these little hand pies, other than their portability, is that once you perfect the art of making them you can try them with different types of fillings like tofu scramble for breakfast or fruit for dessert.
10. Jackfruit Pot Pie
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We’ve got the plant-based pot pie of your dreams right here! If you’re craving a creamy, warm jackfruit and veggie filling encased in a delicate puff pastry crust, you must make this Jackfruit Pot Pie by Sarah Pether. Your stomach will be so incredibly happy.
11. ‘Pork’ and Apple Sausage Rolls
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Pork and apple sauce has long been an American staple and this faux-pork tastes better than the real thing. This ‘Pork’ and Apple Sausage Rolls by Laila Bowman includes a delicious faux-pork and accents it with the meats age-old partner, apple sauce. Wrap it all up in a flaky puff pastry, and you have an updated classic that’s superior to the original dish.
12. Fancy Apple Roses
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These Fancy Apple Roses by The Veginner’s Cookbook are the perfect dessert to impress your family and friends. They are way easier to make than they look: You’ll only need puff pastry, cinnamon, sugar, and an apple. Bake them in a muffin pan, so that they keep their shape.
13. Mille Feuille With Homemade Custard
Mille Feuille is a beloved French pastry with layers of crispy, buttery puff pastry, custard filling, and a chocolate and vanilla frosting. You can get all ingredients in your supermarket and baking the dessert is far easier than it seems! All you have to to is to bake a sheet of puff pastry, slice into three equal pieces, make your own vegan vanilla custard (vegan crème pâtissière), assemble and then add the glazing on top, and there you go, you have a beautiful Mille Feuille With Homemade Custard by Philipp Ertl.
14. Leek Tarts
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In a rush for time and having people coming over during the festive season? You want to serve something that is homemade and elegant? These savory Leek Tarts by Julie Zimmer are not only good looking but also easy to make if you use store-bought puff pastry dough. Plus, they are absolutely scrumptious!
15. Portobello Wellington
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It was finally time to plan out a Vegan Dinner Menu to show all you doubters out there – you know who you are – that gourmet vegan is not only possible , but can stand up to its non-vegan counterparts. This Portobello Wellington by Jennifer Strohmeyer is earthy, naturally sweet and full of flavor. Make this for your next dinner party and you will be sure to impress your friends.
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