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10 Ways to Turn Puff Pastry into an Easy, Fancy App - Recipes from The Kitchn

10 Ways to Turn Puff Pastry into an Easy, Fancy App - Recipes from The Kitchn
From The Kitchn - May 12, 2017

There are a few things that my freezer is never without: A pint (or two) or ice cream, a rotating variety of pesto that I have made, and a box (or two!) of puff pastry. The frozen dough makes me an appetizer champ (after years of throwing a bowl of olives on the coffee table). All you have to do is let it thaw on the counter or in the fridge and you have a base for any number of flaky, buttery, crowd-pleasing snacks that bake up in a flash.

Here are 10 recipes to get you started.

1.How To Make Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

A wheel of gooey baked brie is a surefire way to impress a crowd. Even though it looks impressive, however, it's incredible easy to make and infinitely adaptablebake it plain or stuff it with everything from jam and caramelized onions to honey and nuts.

2. Butternut Squash and Pecorino Tart with Crispy Shallots

In order for the butternut squash to be thin enough to cook quickly on the puff pastry base and make for an appetizer that bakes in just 20 minutes, reach for a vegetable peeler and shave it thinly into long ribbons.

3. Puff Pastry Samosa Pockets

While traditional Indian samosas are not made with puff pastry, using this shortcut means you can bake homemade ones in no time at all. This tasty recipe gives you three fillingssirloin and pea, curry chicken, and mango and jaggeryto choose from.

4. Puffed Spirals with Leftover Greens

Gather whatever cooked greens you have leftover from last nightbe it kale, spinach, collards, or Swiss chardroll them up in puff pastry dough with some crumbled feta, and you have a ridiculously satisfying party app in minutes.

5. Smoky Puff Pastry Stars

6. Pesto Chicken Tart

7. Hot Crab Puffs

8. Tiny Pizza Party Tarts

9. How To Make Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

10. Flaky Garlic Bread Roll-Ups

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