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Puff Pastry Appetizers

Looking for puff pastry appetizers? Taste of Home has the best puff pastry appetizers recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Pesto Twists

Use pesto made straight from your garden or purchase it prepared from the grocery store to fill these easy appetizers. —Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Brie in Puff Pastry

Brie in Puff Pastry

Brie in Puff Pastry

This rich stylish appetizer shared by field editor Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon adds an elegant touch to any get-together.

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

“These elegant appetizers look like you've slaved in the kitchen, but they can be assembled in a jiffy,” says Angela King of Walnut Cove, North Carolina. “They always earn raves at my office holiday party.”

Miniature Shepherd's Pies

Miniature Shepherd's Pies

Miniature Shepherd's Pies

These mini pies are ideal for nibbling at holiday parties. If ground beef isn't your preference, change up the flavor with ground lamb and a teaspoon of dried rosemary instead. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

I summer in northern Michigan and find the morels that grow wild up there just irresistible, but never pick mushrooms if you are not 100% sure they are safe to eat. If morels are not available, I use whatever mushrooms I can find at the supermarket. If you like crumble some goat cheese over the top. The tarts can be used as a vegetarian entree or an appetizers.—Jennifer Condreay, Centennial, Colorado

Crisp Caraway Twists

Crisp Caraway Twists

Crisp Caraway Twists

This appetizer is always a hit when I serve it on holidays or special occasions. The flaky cheese-filled twists (made with convenient puff pastry)bake to a crispy golden brown. When our big family gets together, I make two batches.

Aussie Sausage Rolls

Aussie Sausage Rolls

Aussie Sausage Rolls

I was born and raised in Australia, but moved to the U.S. when I married my husband. When I long for a taste of home, I bake up a batch of these sausage rolls and share them with neighbors or co-workers.—Melissa Landon, Port Charlotte, Florida

Mediterranean Tomato Bites

Mediterranean Tomato Bites

Mediterranean Tomato Bites

My friend Mary served these lovely appetizers at a summer gathering several years ago, and I adapted it a bit to my taste. It's a great August recipe when tomatoes and herbs are at their freshest! —Susan Wilson, Milwaukee, WI

Onion Brie Appetizers

Onion Brie Appetizers

Onion Brie Appetizers

Guests will think you spent hours preparing these cute appetizers, but they're really easy to assemble, using purchased puff pastry. And the tasty combination of Brie, caramelized onions and caraway is terrific. -Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

Garlic-Onion Appetizer Rounds

Garlic-Onion Appetizer Rounds

Garlic-Onion Appetizer Rounds

I think this recipe is the perfect way to showcase our famous, local Maui sweet onions. They thrive in our balmy tropical climate and rich, volcanic soils. —Kristine Snyder, Kihei, Hawaii

Smoky Pecan Puffs

Smoky Pecan Puffs

Smoky Pecan Puffs

Guests will think you fussed when you set out a tray of these pretty puffs. For a more festive look, cut the pastry with a small star cutter. —Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Shrimp Napoleons

Shrimp Napoleons

Shrimp Napoleons

Flaky and tender frozen puff pastry serves as the bread for these cold shrimp sandwiches. Bake the pastry and prepare the filling a day ahead, assemble before guests arrive. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah

Contest-Winning Curried Chicken Turnovers

Contest-Winning Curried Chicken Turnovers

Contest-Winning Curried Chicken Turnovers

You'll want to try these party-perfect turnovers. My guests enjoy the delicious curried chicken. Plus, the puff pastry makes for an elegant snack.

Ricotta Puffs

Ricotta Puffs

Ricotta Puffs

Roasted red peppers and ricotta cheese give these pastry puffs delicious flavor, while parsley and oregano add a little spark. Field editor Maria Regakis from Somerville, Massachusetts shares the recipe.

Brie-Apple Pastry Bites

Brie-Apple Pastry Bites

Brie-Apple Pastry Bites

Just pop one of these tasty morsels into your mouth for a tangy burst of flavor. If you prefer, make half with just apples and walnuts and the rest with cranberries and walnuts. —Judie Thurstenson, Colcord, Oklahoma
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