7 Ways With Puff Pastry

Start with refrigerated dough and end up with a table's worth of light and flaky dishes.

  • Bouchees Aux Fruits De Mer

    Bouchees Aux Fruits De Mer

    Use puff pastry as the base for this rich and delicious seafood dish inspired by the Louisiana bayou. The festive presentation makes it perfect for a dinner party course, but you can serve it anytime you feel like a fresh dish loaded with shrimp, scallops, and crawfish.
  • Pumpkin–Cream Cheese Napoleons
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Napoleons

    Serve a pumpkin butter dessert perfect for the harvest season. Layer baked puff pastry with a pumpkin-whipped cream mixture. Chill the stackers then serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Peppered Three-Onion Tart with Smoked Salmon
    Jean Allsopp

    Peppered Three-Onion Tart with Smoked Salmon

    Whether you're searching for a dinner recipe or a new appetizer to add into your rotation, try this flavorful tart recipe. Serve large pieces for a main dish, or slice into smaller bites for a passed-appetizer party. Goat cheese, smoked salmon, and red onion add unique flavor to the pizza-style dish.
  • Two-Tone Puff Straws
    James Carrier

    Two-Tone Puff Straws

    Personalize a giftable treat by using trying out a few of our suggested seasonings. Whether you choose Mexican Cheese, Tomato-Basil, Cinnamon-Nut, or Coconut-Orange, your friends and family are sure to love a modern bouquet of these savory goodies.
  • Mushroom Bisque with Pastry Top Hats
    James Carrier

    Mushroom Bisque with Pastry Top Hats

    Puff pastry tops creamy mushroom soup, giving the soup extra texture when your guests spoon into the dish. Brush the uncooked dough with egg to give it a golden, moist look guarantee to have you drooling over dinner.
  • Apricot and Chocolate Pastry Pillows
    Photo: Anna Williams

    Apricot and Chocolate Pastry Pillows

    Turnovers are an easy way to serve hot-and-fresh desserts to a crowd. We've filled these favorites with a rich mixture of apricot and chocolate, but you can fill yours with any type of preserve you like–just don't forget the ice cream on the side.
  • Brandy-Caramel Ice-cream Puffs

    Brandy-Caramel Ice-cream Puffs

    Serve an elegant-looking dessert that calls for only a handful of ingredients. You can make the Brandy-Caramel Sauce up to two weeks ahead–just store in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to use it. Then, drizzle it over puff pastry shells topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream and serve.

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