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Best puff pastry recipes

Our best ever puff pastry recipes make super light and golden sweet and savoury bakes - try perfect beef wellingtons, summery tarts and easy tarte tatin

Looking for puff pastry recipes? Try our ideas for savoury and sweet dishes using this flaky pastry, including ready-made and recipes to make puff pastry from scratch. 

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Rough puff pastry recipe

Check out our quick and easy rough puff pastry. This simple yet fool proof recipe is the perfect swap for recipes using shop-bought puff pastry.

Rough Puff Pastry Recipe

Sweet puff pastry recipes

Russet and rum tarte tatin

Check out our showstopping tarte tatin recipe with russet apples, flaky puff pastry and dark rum. This impressive pudding may take a bit of time to make but it’s well worth the wait.

Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe with Rum

Portuguese chocolate custard tarts

Try our recipe using ready-made puff pastry. If you love Portuguese custard tarts, then you’ll love this recipe – we’ve added Nutella for extra indulgence. Make these impressive tarts for an easy weekend treat.

Portuguese Custard Tarts with Chocolate

Easy puff pastry tarte tatin

Caramelised apples wrapped in puff pastry make the best Tarte Tatins. These individual ones are designed to be easy but impressive enough for a dinner party. The cider-caramel sauce is a delicious finishing touch.


Easy cinnamon buns

Get creative with a block of puff pastry and make our easiest ever cinnamon buns by twisting long cinnamon spiced pastry strips into spirals; perfect for a weekend breakfast that’ll go down a storm with family and friends. Delicious served freshly baked and warm out the oven or they can be frozen ahead for another time. We have loads of cinnamon bun ideas to try here…

Easy Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Rhubarb and custard slice

Crisp and delicate puff pastry sandwiches rhubarb and custard in this modern twist on a classic flavour combination. Rhubarb purée adds a ripple of pink to whipped cream and a vanilla infused custard come together in this pretty as a picture dessert. Follow our simple steps to achieve dinner party perfection.

Rhubarb and custard slice recipe

Spiced banana tarte tatin

This spiced banana tarte tatin recipe comes from Cinnamon Club. It’s easy to make but looks impressive


Salted butterscotch apple tart

A crisp puff pastry base is topped with an almond frangipane, a pinwheel of sliced apples and a butterscotch glaze in this indulgent pud. Easy to make and ready in an hour, this impressive tart is a winning combination of sweet and salty flavours. Try our sweet pie recipes here…

Salted butterscotch apple tart

Blackberry mascarpone puff pastry tart

With only a handful of ingredients and a sheet of puff pastry, you can create this simple and quick blackberry tart with sweetened vanilla mascarpone for a crowd pleasing dessert. A perfect light and fruity finish to an indulgent meal.

Blackberry Tart Recipe With Mascarpone

Toffee-banana tart

Banana and toffee is a classic flavour combination. Try it in this impressive-looking, delicious, sticky tart and serve it with a decadent toffee cream for extra indulgence.

Toffee Banana Tart Recipe

Savoury puff pastry recipes

Croque monsieur galette

Impress your friends and make this galette recipe with golden puff pastry and indulgent ham oozing with nutty and creamy gruyère cheese. We love cheese, click here for more cheesy recipes…

Puff Pastry Galette with Ham and Cheese

Tomato and ricotta puff pastry tart

Check out this super easy tomato tart recipe with ready-made flaky puff pastry, creamy ricotta and fresh basil. Serve with salad for a simple veggie midweek meal. We have plenty of ideas for savoury tarts here…

Tomato and Ricotta Tart Recipe with Parmesan

Butternut squash and gruyère pithivier

This pithivier is a vegetarian centerpiece to impress everyone. The butternut squash and gruyere make a deliciously rich filling for the golden puff pastry.


Curried mutton pie

This beautifully crafted curry pie recipe from chef Calum Franklin of the Holborn Dining Room uses puff pastry to encase a hearty mutton filling spiced with the flavours of India. With a little effort, take your puff pastry skills up a notch and you will have the perfect meal to impress your friends and family. The individual pies are served with a fresh mango salad laced with chilli, lime and coriander to bring a fresh, zesty kick to a warming winter dinner.

Curried mutton pie

Chicory and dolcelatte puff pastry tart

Ready rolled puff pastry makes light work of this easy vegetarian centrepiece which can be ready in under an hour. Golden, caramelised chicory and creamy dolcelatte in a crisp puff pastry tart are drizzled with a honey and lemon thyme drizzle for a finishing touch of aromatic sweetness. Best served warm alongside a green salad for a weekend lunch or light midweek dinner.

Chicory dolcelatte tart

Lamb kofta puffs with tahini and tomato sauce

In this recipe from Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour, flakey puff pastry is used to make little parcels of tender lamb koftas accompanied by 2 delicious sauces; yoghurt with tahini and a rich tomato and harissa sauce, plus extra for dipping. An easy and unusual appetizer to tempt your dinner party guests.

Lamb Kofta Puffs

Sausage twist

Elevate the humble sausage roll in this show-stopping sausage twist with step-by-step help from olive’s test kitchen. Ideal for a dinner party or as part of a festive feast, puff pastry surrounds sweet caramelised onions and spiced sausage meat studded with herbs, dried apricots and pistachios.

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Courgetti, ricotta and tarragon tarts

These individual courgetti, ricotta and tarragon puff pastry tarts are really easy to make, look fantastic and, most importantly, taste delicious. If you don’t have a spiralizer, use a julienne peeler instead.


Baked brie in puff pastry

Looking for a delicious and elegant appetiser? This seriously simple recipe features baked brie topped with chutney oozing from golden puff pastry, a crowd pleaser every time.


Baked ricotta tart with spring veg, mint and peashoots

An easy vegetarian tart filled with spring veg such as asparagus, peas, spring onion and pea shoots. A block of puff pastry makes this quick to assemble.


Beef Wellingtons

Perfectly cooked beef, mushrooms and flaky pastry make the best Beef Wellington. Make these individual versions for a special occasion or just for special family and friends.


Ham, egg and asparagus tart

This recipe for a ham, egg and asparagus tart is a great option for a midweek meal for the family, or to make for a picnic in the summer. English asparagus is in season from 24 April until mid-June.

Asparagus Tart Recipe with Ham and Eggs

Wild mushroom koulibiacs

Individual fish pies: inspired by the Russian classic coulibiac, puff pastry parcels filled with salmon, rice and leeks and mushroom in the best creamy sauce.


Parmesan and anchovy straws

Gentleman’s Relish (anchovy paste) adds an extra dimension to this parmesan straw recipe, making them the ultimate savoury snack. Perfect to hand round at a party.


Salmon and watercress tartlets

Ready in under 20 minutes and packed with the taste of spring, these puff pastry treats make an easy dinner party starter your guests will love

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Easy egg and bacon tarts

These easy egg and bacon tarts can be make in just 30 minutes with a handful of ingredients – perfect for midweek