The flaky crunch of purchased puff pastry makes a delicious starting point for simple party snacks.
Frozen puff pastry is a handy shortcut for appetizers during the holidays and beyond. Our quick and delicious recipes will
become party staples in no time.
When preparing our Tomato-Baby Bell Pepper Tartlets, for the prettiest appearance, use red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. If you can't find baby bell peppers, use julienne strips of regular bell pepper.
View Recipe: Tomato-Baby Bell Pepper Tartlets
It's important to keep the puff pastry from puffing so much that toppings slide off. To prep: 1| Pinch dough together to repair
any tears. 2| Cut into shapes as directed; a fluted pastry wheel makes pretty scalloped edges. 3| Score dough close to outer
edge. 4| Prick dough inside score marks to tame puffing.
View Recipe: Caramelized Onion Tartlets
Love the flavor of potato gratin? How about a handheld mini version brought to you by delicious, flaky puff pastry? Either
baby Dutch or fingerling potatoes work well here.
View Recipe: Potato-Gruyère Tartlets
You can either thaw the puff pastry in the fridge overnight or leave it out at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours until it's
pliable. These palmiers look a bit more complicated than the tarts, but don't be alarmed. Just roll each side in a jelly-roll
fashion until they meet in the middle. Be sure to chill dough for 20 minutes before cutting.
View Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Palmiers
Rather than a more traditional pâté, a chicken picadillo is first made and then whirred up for a filling in these little first-course
puff-pastry packets. The filling is then sealed in the puff pastry dough and baked. It's highly spiced for sure, but also
very aromatic, a nice start to any party or meal.
View Recipe: Haitian Chicken Pâté Puffs