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Puff Pastry Galette with Ham and Cheese

27 puff pastry recipes

Published: February 24, 2021 at 1:44 pm

Make one of our light and golden sweet and savoury bakes, including perfect beef wellingtons, quick cinnamon buns and comforting chicken pie

Looking for puff pastry recipes? Try our ideas for savoury and sweet dishes using this flaky pastry, including quick ideas using ready-made puff pastry (festive vol-au-vents, cheese pies and three different variations of tarte tatin) along with recipes to make puff pastry from scratch. Next, try our puff pastry desserts.


Easy puff pastry recipes

Tear 'n' share sausage roll

Perk up your party buffet with our epic sausage roll and camembert wheel.

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls Recipe with Cheese

Giant champagne and lemon prawn vol-au-vents

Take your Christmas dinner starter to the next level by adding champagne to your king prawn vol-au-vents.

Prawn Vol Au Vents Recipe with Champagne

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

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

Pistachio cream rugelach

Inspired by the Jewish pastry rugelach, these dainty pistachio cream pastries by John-Gregory Smith come bursting with pistachio cream and dark chocolate, finished with a sugar glaze.

Pistachio swirls on a surface together

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

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.

Individual Beef Wellington Recipe

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.

Tarte Tatin Recipe

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

Faux-sage rolls

2019 is the year of the vegan sausage roll – and we think this homemade one is a winner – packed with meaty mushrooms, encased in flaky puff pastry and topped with crunchy poppy seeds.

Vegan Sausage Rolls on a Baking Tray with BBQ Sauce for Dipping

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 Rolls Recipe With Tomato Sauce

Left-over roast chicken pie

Use the remains of a roast chicken or turkey to create this creamy 1-hour pie, perfect on a chilly day.

Leftover Roast Chicken Pie Recipe

Blueberry and mascarpone slice

Make the puff pastry base and blueberry compote ahead for a speedy assembly job ideal for your next summer dinner party.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart Recipe

Scallop shell pies

We serve these pretty pies in their original scallop shell and top with flaky puff pastry, a perfect way to impress guests.

Scallop Pie Recipe

Flaky rhubarb tart with star anise custard

Put rhubarb at the centre in this pretty afternoon tea idea. Puff pastry makes this tart extra flaky, with sharp rhubarb and a creamy star anise custard.

Rhubarb Puff Pastry Tart with Custard

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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Sausage Roll Twist Recipe

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

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.

Vegetarian Pithivier Recipe With Butternut Squash

Cherry jam and almond galettes

Check out our almond galettes with whole black cherries and cherry jam. These mini tarts are made easy with ready-made puff pastry and a simple homemade almond frangipane.

Almond Frangipane Recipe with Cherries

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.

Mutton Pie Recipe

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.

10 Best Chicory Recipes

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 Brie In Puff Pastry Recipe

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.

Wild mushroom koulibiacs

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.

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