Chocolate and hazelnut millefeuille cake

Best puff pastry dessert recipes

Make the most of flaky puff pastry with our decadent dessert ideas, from tarte tatin to creamy custard tartes and galettes

Want the best puff pastry desserts? Looking to use up a pack of ready-made puff pastry? Try making your own rough puff pastry and see our ideas below.


For savoury recipes, see our best puff pasty recipes, including wellingtons, sausage rolls and pies.

Best puff pastry dessert recipes

Apricot and cardamom tarte tatin

Prove your baking skills to friends and family with an extra juicy apricot tarte tatin, spiced with cardamon and served with a side of moreish no-churn chai ice cream.

Easy tarte tatin

Caramelised apples wrapped in puff pastry makes a classic, comforting dessert. All you’ll need is a pack of puff pastry, apples, butter, cider and sugar. The cider-caramel sauce is a delicious finishing touch. Serve with creamy vanilla ice cream on the side.

Tarte Tatin Recipe

Blueberry and mascarpone puff pastry slice

Make the puff pastry base and blueberry compote ahead for a speedy assembly job. Use a sheet of ready-made puff pastry, spread over the creamy mascarpone and dollop with the tart, fruity topping.

Apricot and hazelnut pastries

Use some ready-made croissant dough to make these flaky apricot pastries, with custard and sweet apricots. They’re the perfect weekend treat, and ready in just 35 minutes. Try topping with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make an extra decadent dessert.

Chocolate and hazelnut millefeuille cake

Sandwich crisp puff pastry circles together with homemade hazelnut ganache, then top with sweetened Frangelico whipped cream, crushed hazelnuts and a drizzle of warm Nutella for a decadent dessert.

Puff pastry rhubarb tart with star anise custard

The puff pastry makes this tart extra flaky, with a perfect combination of sharp, seasonal rhubarb and creamy star anise custard.

Blackberry mascarpone tart

Our blackberry tart is simple to make and doesn’t require many ingredients. With crisp puff pastry and creamy mascarpone, this is ideal for a light dessert after an indulgent meal.

Toffee-banana tart

Banana and toffee make a classic flavour combination. Try it in this impressive tart, served with a decadent toffee cream for extra indulgence. The puff pastry becomes perfectly crisp, and pairs well with the tender fruit.

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.


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