If you are obsessed about baking with Puff Pastry then this selection of the Best Puff Pastry Recipes will be a goldmine of inspiration for you! Make your own pastry or use store bought to make everything from classic or vegan sausage rolls to hearty pies, easy fruit turnovers and festive favourites.
When looking at which of my recipes consistently attract the most readers, the most engagement on social media and the most drool worthy comments, I’ve noticed that they have something in common. Pastry. Specifically, puff pastry.
I’m not really that surprised. Whilst I love a traditional shortcrust pastry which I use to make my Quiche Lorraine, puff pastry will always be my number one. It is buttery tasting and I just love that flaky light texture.
Plus is is super versatile and equally at home being used in a hearty and traditional British pie as it is in a light and delicate French patisserie recipe.
Homemade Puff Pastry vs Store Bought Puff Pastry
Homemade is not that difficult. I learnt to make it on a course. There is nothing arduous about the process, but it does require a bit of time and pre-planning.
Like anything that you make from scratch, you can control the ingredients and use the very best with no additives. I’ve even made homemade puff pastry with Homemade Butter before now. I didn’t grind my own wheat however!
I would highly recommend trying to make your own. If nothing else, it’s fun to try and say that you have!
But whilst I love to make my own, I do often buy it. Mostly ready rolled but sometimes in blocks. Mostly I buy fresh but I do generally keep some in the freezer too.
There is no shame, no “cheating” and no stress in using store bought puff pastry. As long as it tastes great, who cares!
Varieties of Puff Pastry
In addition to what I would just call “standard” or “regular” pastry, there are now several more options available.
All Butter Puff Pastry
“All butter” simply means that the pastry is made with 100% butter and not any kind of margarine. My homemade pastry is “all butter”. This tends to be sold as a premium product and it is generally worth the extra cost to get the full hit of buttery flavour.
Light Puff Pastry
Light pastry is generally made with a lower calorie alternative to butter, Usually some kind of margarine. I do buy light pastry quite often and there isn’t an awful lot of difference in taste between standard and light, I do however find that it tends to be much softer to work with so it is even more important to keep it chilled.
Gluten Free Puff Pastry
A good gluten free version can generally be found in the freezer sections of major supermarkets in the free-from section. I haven’t yet seen it sold fresh or ready rolled but I’m sure it’s coming.
Vegan Puff Pastry
You might be surprised to learn that the vast majority of “regular” shop bought pastry is vegan suitable. Do make sure to check the ingredients as different brands will vary.
Savoury Puff Pastry Recipes
I’ve rounded up some fab savoury recipes from Greggs copycat steak bakes and bacon wraps to quiches and pies.
Keep scrolling for the sausage roll collection!
Puff Pastry Steak Bake
Puff Pastry Bacon & Egg Pie
Bacon & Cheese Wraps with Puff Pastry
Puff Pastry Quiche with Bacon, Courgette & Mozzarella
Puff Pastry Pie with Chicken, Ham & Mushroom
Chorizo Rose Tarts
The best of the rest
- BUTTERNUT SQUASH, CHORIZO AND TOMATO TART – SEW WHITE
- PORK AND CHESTNUT WELLINGTON – RECIPES MADE EASY
- ONION TART WITH APPLES, BACON & COMTÉ CHEESE – EAT COOK EXPLORE
Puff Pastry Sausage Roll Recipes
There is no greater sausage roll recipe than a puff pastry sausage roll. Except when I’m promoting my Shortcrust Pastry Sausage Rolls, obviously.
It is easy to mix and match the different shapes and fillings. Don’t miss my festive option which is really lovely at Christmas.
Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls
Christmas Sausage Rolls with Cranberry & Chestnut
Mini Sausage Rolls with Puff Pastry
Puff Pastry Sausage Plait (Giant Sausage Roll)
The best of the rest
- SAUSAGE & EGG PICNIC ROLL – LOST IN FOOD
- SWEET CHILLI SAUSAGE ROLLS – SEW WHITE
- MUSTARD & SAGE SAUSAGE ROLLS – CURLY’S COOKING
Vegetarian & Vegan Puff Pastry Recipes
These meat free recipes hit every notes from light snacks, summer lunches and centrepiece dishes.
Don’t forget to check the ingredients in your store bought pastry to ensure that these recipes remain absolutely vegan if needed!
Puff Pastry Asparagus Wraps
Beetroot Vegan Sausage Rolls (Gluten Free) – Peachicks’ Bakery
The best of the rest
- CHEESE TWISTS WITH PUFF PASTRY – COOKING WITH MY KIDS
- EASY CHEESY VEGETABLE LATTICE PIE – FARMERSGIRL KITCHEN
- PUFF PASTRY POTATO TART – CURLY’S COOKING
- CHEESY BAKED BEAN PASTY PUFFS – FUSS FREE FLAVOURS
- HONEYED FIG & GOAT’S CHEESE TART – TIN AND THYME
- QUICK POTATO CURRY PUFFS – SNEAKY VEG
Sweet Puff Pastry Recipes
I couldn’t create a roundup of recipes without including some sweet treats. Here are some easy versions of classic patisserie to quick and dirty chocolate hazelnut swirls and lush fruit tarts.
Blackberry Fruit Turnovers with Puff Pastry
Puff Pastry Mince Pies
The best of the rest
- GALETTE DES ROIS – FUSS FREE FLAVOURS
- QUICK PEACH & RASPBERRY MILLE FEUILLE – LOST IN FOOD
- VEGAN APPLE TARTE TATIN – COOK VEGGIELICIOUS
- PEACHES & CREAM TART WITH FRESH MINT – THE BAKING EXPLORER
- PUIT’S D’AMOUR WITH RHUBARB COMPOTE – RECIPES MADE EASY
- BANANA NUTELLA PINWHEELS – FAB FOOD 4 ALL
So now I’ve shared my favourite puff pastry recipes with you, head to the comments and tell me what your favourite recipes are. And don’t forget to let me know if you’ve made your own.
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CAMILLA HAWKINS says
Give me puff pastry any day of the week, I use it for everything. Love this selection of recipes, thanks for including my pinwheels:-)
Oh I could eat it twice a day everyday if I could get away with it!
This is my kind of recipe round up! 😍😍 As I LOVE puff pastry and use it a lot. Love all recipes you’ve shared and thank you for adding my galette too. Karen
I thought this would speak to you like it speaks to me! Your galette looks lush, I couldn’t not include 🙂
Oh but not to have ground your own flour Chloe? Definitely worth doing. I’ve only done it once and it made the best bread ever. Freshly ground flour is a completely new taste experience. I think it’s fairly easy to get home flour mills these days. I’d go for it, if only we had the space.
Anyway, I digress a little. I do love puff pastry and now I want to eat a considerable number of the recipes you’ve highlighted. Rushes off to the freezer to see if there’s any puff pastry about.
Thanks for including my fig and goat’s cheese tart.
You’re quite right. And quite frankly if you haven’t distilled your own sea water for salt, I just couldn’t take you seriously!!!!!!
Thanks for including our picnic roll and mille feuille recipes. What a great round-up, I love puff pastry and there are quite a few recipes I fancy trying out.
This is always the problem with creating roundups – my “to try” list just got huge!
Thanks so much for including my curry puffs. We are big puff pastry fans here and there is SO much inspiration here.
Oh I love a curry puff, couldn’t leave them out!!
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
Puff pastry is such a winner! Lots of tasty choices here