Puff Pastry Appetizer Recipes

Baked Puff Pastry Appetizer

These puff pastry appetizer recipes are a favorite at parties and are very easy to make, even if they do seem like gourmet appetizers!


These puff pastry appetizer recipes are easy to make and give any event a gourmet appetizer appeal. Puff pastry is a light and flaky dough that, when baked, is often buttery such as Croissants or others. Many grocery stores have pre-made dough available in the freezer or refrigerator section, or you can make your own though it’s a pretty time consuming process and can be a trial and error process in trying to get it right the first few times.

Once you have the dough, the possibilities are endless when it comes to fillings and presentation as the dough is easily formed into different shapes and goes well with just about everything. Vegetables, dips, meats, and cheeses are all popular varieties.

Below are a few of our favorites that are so easy to make you won’t believe you made them yourself!


French Onion Cheese Puff Pastry Wheels

You Will Need:

1 sheet of puff pastry dough, thawed if frozen
3-4 tablespoons French onion dip
1 cup Mozzarella or other favorite cheese, shredded
Crumbled Bacon Bits
1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and well drained


Roll the sheet of puff pastry dough out on a lightly floured surface to prevent it from sticking. Lightly spread the french onion dip over the entire pastry sheet. Layer spinach, crumbled bacon, and cheese on top. Starting at one side, carefully roll lengthwise tightly. Slice the roll into 3/4 inch slices and arrange on a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until pastry is a light golden brown and cheese is melted.


Sausage Mushroom Tarts

You Will Need:

1 sheet of puff pastry dough, thawed if frozen (or can also use refrigerated biscuits)
1 pound Italian Sausage, cooked, crumbled, and drained
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 egg, lightly beaten


Cut pastry dough into squares and place in mini-muffin tin, pressing against the sides. Combine cooked sausage, spinach, cheese, bread crumbs, minced garlic, and egg to prepare the filling. Spoon the filling into each muffin cup and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until puff pastry dough is golden.


Fruit Pastries

You will Need:

1 package puff pastry shells
1 cup strawberries, sliced
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup whipped topping
1 package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Bake puff pastry shells as directed. When cooled, combine cream cheese, white sugar, and vanilla in a bowl and beat with fork or mixer until light and fluffy. Spoon a small layer of the cream cheese mixture into each cup and top with fruit. Garnish with whipped cream on top or if you have extra filling. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


Shrimp Puff Pastry Squares

You Will Need:

1 sheet of puff pastry dough, thawed if frozen
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound cooked shrimp, finely chopped (Can also substitute crab or lobster meat)
2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley
2 teaspoons lemon juice


Roll the sheet of puff pastry dough out and cut into equal sized squares. Combine melted butter, shrimp, parsley, lemon juice and garlic until shrimp is well coated. Spread shrimp mixture onto squares. Bake 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until pastry is golden in color.

These puff pastry appetizer recipes are sure to be a hit for any event. Have any suggestions or recipes you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them in the comments below.

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