10 Heavenly Desserts With Puff Pastry
For many understandable reasons, puff pastry is a hot favorite when it comes to baking items. Fast and easy to handle, it can be used in so many recipes and is truly the most versatile ingredient out there. Sweet or savory, simple or complex — there's nothing you can't make with it!
1. Crunchy Strawberry Rolls
Strawberries and cream are a winning combination — particularly as a classic summer dessert — but we've decided to take things a step further with our crunchy strawberry rolls. Fruity freshness and an indulgent cream filling, all perfectly topped off with a crisp pastry case. Get ready to get crunching! Get the recipe here.
2. Chocolate Braid
A block of chocolate is more often than not packaged appealingly. But actually, there's an even better way to wrap it up and what's more, the packaging is even edible! All you'll need are three ingredients, a very small amount of skill, and a few minutes time. Get the recipe here.
3. Cinnamon Palmier Cookies
The French named them after the palm tree, Italians call them fans, in German they're.... pig's ears: yikes, just trying to say Schweineöhrchen could kill your appetite before you even start! Good thing these delectable, crispy cookies are a delicacy regardless of the name — and you'll hardly believe how easy they are to make. Get the recipe here.
4. Chocolate Croissants
Just think of these delicious, doughy, chocolatey treats as the kid's version of a pain au chocolat, and it's time to relive your childhood!
- puff pastry sheet
- 4 chocolate bars of your choice
- First cut out triangles from the puff pastry — the short side should be slightly longer than a chocolate bar.
- Wrap each candy bar into the puff pastry to make a straight croissant.
- Press the sides of the croissant neatly so that the chocolate does not run out.
- Coat the croissants with an egg wash.
- Bake the croissants at 360°F for 15 minutes until golden brown.
5. Cherry Cream Tart
Germany has a reputation for producing a range of fantastic cakes and this cherry cream tart from the country's northern coastal region is no exception. Featuring contrasting textures between the cream and the pastry, plus the sweet and sour flavor of the cherries, it really is a treat. So let's get baking! Get the recipe here.
6. Strawberry Cream Danish
Even if summertime is drawing to a close, you can still keep the season alive for a little while longer with some delightful summer-inspired recipes. For example: how about a warm flaky danish with a fruity strawberry cream filling? The key to making these requires you to fold the pastry dough in a simple, yet impressive way. Get the recipe here.
7. Mini Apple Strudel Rolls
Making a speedier version of apple strudel using ready-made pastry certainly cuts down on the preparation time, but definitely not on the great taste. Rummage around in the cupboard and get your muffin pan out, because you're going to need it! Get the recipe here.
8. Apple and Pear Surprises
It's hard to think of anything nicer than sitting outside on a warm spring day with a delicious slice of apple pie. However, we've tried our best to come up with some strong competition for the all-American classic dessert. Maybe you'll take a particular liking to one of these tasty treat — probably so if you're a chocolate or caramel lover! Get the recipe here.
9. Portuguese Custard Tarts
A phenomenon sweeping across the dessert world right now is having your final course served in portions that are much too small. This is also sadly the case with the following exquisitely creamy custard tart which exhibits notes of citrus. Maybe its petite size adds to its charm and ensures that we savor every bite. Get the recipe here.
10. Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
This the pie recipe to top all others — at least for all fans of apple and cinnamon! It has its roots in traditional apple pies from the US and a type of cinnamon roll popular in Europe. The result is a delicate pastry creation with a spicy, fruity filling that's impossible to resist! Get the recipe here.
Ten recipes later, and you can no longer escape the romance of this diverse dough. Therefore, it never hurts to make sure you always have at least one sheet of puff pastry on hand, because the sky is the limit when it comes to recipe possibilities.