Use the versatile puff pastry to create a variety of festive and impressive appetizers.
October 29, 2008
1 of 9Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Mini Quiches Recipe Five ingredients and 5 minutes of baking gets you these tasty pastry cups filled with egg and cheese and topped with bacon.
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Holiday Brie en Croute
Holiday Brie en Croute Recipe This pastry-wrapped soft cheese, topped with cranberries, apricots and almonds, is great for the holidays but it's so good, you'll want to serve it year-round.
3 of 9Leo Gong
Caramelized Onion-Apple Bites
Caramelized Onion-Apple Bites Recipe The combination of sweet caramelized onion, tart apple, and fontina cheese is hard to beat, especially when it's spooned on top of pastry triangles. Plus, this is an appetizer that you can make in advance—a perfect choice for your busy holiday season.
4 of 9Annabelle Breakey
Recipe Cut puff pastry dough into rounds, fill with a rich mushroom mixture and a savory custard, then bake to get a quiche-like filling in tender pastry cups.
5 of 9Annabelle Breakey
Zaatar Straws Recipe In this fun use of puff pastry, top the pastry with olive oil and spices, cut into strips, and then twist the strips into bundles. Zaatar is a savory Middle Eastern spice mix that typically includes sesame seeds, thyme, marjoram, and sumac. Serve these breadstick-like bundles with Garlicky Yogurt Dip.
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Spinach and Artichokes in Puff Pastry
Spinach and Artichokes in Puff Pastry Recipe Biting into one of these hearty appetizers is like eating spinach-artichoke dip that's rolled up in a rich pastry. You can make these ahead and freeze them up to three months.
7 of 9James Carrier
Quick Brisket Puffs
Quick Brisket Puffs Recipe Top tender cooked beef brisket with onion chutney, wrap in a square of puff pastry, and bake until the pastry is golden brown. These mini-sandwiches are perfect for a holiday buffet.
8 of 9Photo: Mikkel Vang
Mini Salami Puff Sandwiches
Mini Salami Puff Sandwiches Recipe Cut puff pastry sheets into small rounds and top with salami, lettuce, and roasted red peppers. The green and red of the lettuce and roasted pepper gives these mini sandwiches a festive holiday appearance.
9 of 9Photo: Quentin Bacon
Pigskins in a Blanket
Pigskins in a Blanket
Recipe Using puff pastry instead of crescent roll dough to wrap up the sausages adds a great deal of richness and flavor. And replacing the pig in this version of pigs in a blanket is fully-cooked chicken sausage.