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18 Festive and Creative Recipes Made With Frozen Puff Pastry

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You won’t believe how versatile puff pastry is! Pick up a box of this amazing shortcut and you can go in both sweet and savory directions. It has layers of flaky pastry that will melt in your mouth and add a delicious component to appetizers, breakfasts, and savory meals!

1. Savory Sausage Upside Down Pastry

Savory puff pastry tart on a plate with berries
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

This sausage upside down puff pastry recipe is savory and delicious and you can serve it up anytime of day, not just for breakfast. This recipe only takes 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes before it is ready to serve, hot and flaky fresh from the oven. 

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2. Brie Cranberry Bites

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

Brie cranberry bites are easy to make, they look elegant so they are perfect for parties. The brie melts to ooey gooey perfection to be complemented by the sweet and tart cranberry filing along with a crunchy bite of walnut. These bite sized treats are sure to be a hit. 

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3. Lazy Cream Horns

Photo Credit: Pear Tree Kitchen.

If you are looking for a dessert that everyone is going to love, these lazy cream horns are the way to go. Puff pastry filled with a homemade frosting with marshmallow fluff that is light, airy, and delicious! 

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4. Pesto Puff Pastry Christmas Trees

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

If you are looking for the perfect appetizer for your holiday party these pesto puff pastry Christmas trees will be perfect. Puff pastry sheets, and red and green pesto are all you need to make these festive appetizers! 

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5. Sausage Pinwheels

Photo Credit: Lavender and Macarons.

You will never believe that these tasty and cute sausage pinwheels are made with just five simple ingredients, including one that may surprise you, pumpkin puree. YOu can even keep a batch of these delicious pinwheels ready to go in your freezer for when unexpected guests arrive. 

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6. Mini Ham and Cheese Spinach Breakfast Pies

Photo Credit: Running to the Kitchen.

You may not automatically think about puff pastry when you are thinking about what to make for breakfast, but you might after whipping a batch of these mini breakfast pies. Ham, spinach, two different kinds of cheese, what’s not to love? You will love these delicious little pies! 

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7. Baked Brie with Fig Jam and Rosemary

Photo Credit: The Gourmet Bon Vivant.

This baked brie with fig jam and rosemary looks beautiful and it tastes amazing too. A wheel of brie, tightly encased in puff pastry and topped with fig jam and fresh, chopped rosemary. What’s not to love? 

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8. Elephant Ear Cookies

Photo Credit: Pear Tree Kitchen.

Elephant ear cookies only take three ingredients and a few minutes of your time to make. They are sure to be  hit though! Simply sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over your puff pastry, roll it up and cut it into slices and bake. Serve them warm, and let them melt in your mouth! 

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9. Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Vol Au Vents

Photo Credit: Lavender and Macarons.

These French pastry appetizers or Vol Au Vents are perfect for your next party! Tasty little hollow shells of puff pastry filled with whipped cream cheese, chives, and mustard. Top them with a piece of salmon rolled into the shape of a rose. Fancy and fantastic! 

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10. Dutch Christmas Logs (Banketstaaf)

Photo Credit: Lavender and Macarons.

These Dutch Christmas logs are simple to make and delicious too. All you need is puff pastry and almond paste. When these delicious logs are cooked they will have a delicate almond flavor with a gold, and flaky crust. No wonder they are so popular!

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11. Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Baked brie cheese surrounded by puff pastry is the perfect easy appetizer when you want something that looks and tastes amazing, yet takes little to no preparation. Your guests will love this savory delight!

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12. Cream Cheese Rhubarb Puff Pastry

Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

These cream cheese rhubarb pastry is a unique and tasty puff pastry treat that you are going to love. Whipped cream cheese and rhubarb sauce spread over a flaky puff pastry, served while it’s still warm? Yes, please! 

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13. Goat Cheese Tomato Sausage Tart

Photo Credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This goat cheese and tomato sausage tart works great as an appetizer or a light and tasty dinner. Italian sausage, spinach pesto, goat cheese, and tomatoes are all piled on top of a rolled out puff pastry for an indulgent meal you’ll love. 

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14. Apple Hand Pies

Photo Credit: Running to the Kitchen.

If you’ve got apples and puff pastry you have everything you need to make these delicious handheld apple pies. Not only are they easy to make, and tasty, they are also going to make your home smell amazing! 

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15. Pineapple Coconut Puff Pastry Tarts

Photo Credit: Tia Clara.

These delicious bite-sized tarts are perfect for a quick bite of something sweet, or for a dessert table at a party where you have multiple items to choose from. These tarts are filled with a fresh pineapple and coconut filling and topped with a tasty meringue. Your guests will love them and so will you!

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16. Puff Pastry Breakfast Pizza

Photo Credit: Food Plus Words.

This puff pastry breakfast pizza is not “breakfasty” in the traditional sense of the word. This pizza is made with chicken, savory BBQ sauce, spinach, red onions, and jalapenos. It might not be what you normally think of for breakfast, but it is delicious!

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17. Chicken and Mushroom Vol Au Vents

Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet.

If you are looking for a decadent looking and tasting appetizer or canape for your next gathering, or if you just want to feel fancy at home check out these chicken and mushroom vol au vents. These light and flaky bites are full of flavor and while they look really fancy, they are easy to make!

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18. Air Fryer Samosas

Photo Credit: Wondermom Wannabe.

These air fryer vegetable samosas are perfect for a party, for a light dinner, or a delicious snack! These tasty handheld bites are perfect if you are trying to get some additional veggies into your family’s diet. Serve them hot with a variety of dipping sauces! 

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