16 Puff Pastry Desserts That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

You won't believe how easy these puff pastry desserts are! Topped with strawberries, covered in chocolate or rolled with nuts, you'll want to make these treats all the time.

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Rhubarb Tart

The rhubarb flavor in this tart balances nicely with the honey and amaretto. The mascarpone cheese makes it rich and creamy. Sometimes I’ll even double the rhubarb for really sumptuous tarts. —Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Raspberry Chocolate Puffs

Raspberries, chocolate and pecans come together with pre-made puff pastry for this recipe. It looks ultra-sophisticated, but it only takes about 20 minutes to prep! It’s one of our favorite puff pastry desserts to serve with ice cream.
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It only takes two ingredients to make these flaky cookies. Roll up store-bought puff pastry with a bit of cinnamon sugar and you’ve got flaky palmiers. Have them for dessert or dunk them in coffee for breakfast.
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Nutella Hand Pies

Get your Nutella fix with these mini pies. Nestled inside these puff pastry squares, there’s chocolate-hazelnut filling and a bit of orange to lift this dessert to the next level.
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Pumpkin Napoleons

Pumpkin desserts are often rustic and cozy (nothing wrong with that!), but this napoleon recipe turns the squash into something a bit more sophisticated. Layers of pumpkin and spice are sandwiched between pre-made puff pastry. Don’t forget to top it off with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
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Strawberry Shortcake Puffs

Not all strawberry shortcakes need to start with a biscuit base. Try this version with homemade whipped cream and shortcut puff pastry.
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Caramel Apple Strudel

Traditional apple strudel is a time-consuming affair. Skip the homemade dough and opt for puff pastry. It’s just as delicious and takes a fraction of the time.
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Peppermint Puff Pastry Sticks

These impressive-looking Christmas cookies only require three ingredients. Just break out some puff pastry, chocolate and crushed peppermints. These make a great addition to any cookie tray.
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Personal Pear Pot Pies

Mini desserts are just so darn cute. Make these single-serve pies in ramekins and use store-bought puff pastry to make the lattice topping.
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Puffed Apple Pastries

For a little extra indulgence, serve these oven-fresh pastries with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream (it’s easier and quicker than pie). Cherry pie filling can be substituted for the apple.
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Blood Orange Caramel Tarte Tatin

Tarte tatin is a signature French dessert. While these tarts are typically made with apples, this blood orange version is tart and tasty.
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Honey-Nut Swirls

Puff pastry creates a quick and easy “dough” for pretty pinwheel-type cookies featuring two types of nuts (use any combo you like best). The flaky treats are hard to resist.
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Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry

This recipe starts with poached pears. This step infuses the fruit with even more flavor, including vanilla and sugar.
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Peanut Butter Cup Napoleons

No one can resist peanut butter and chocolate. Layered with ice cream and jarred toppings, this sweet treat is a breeze to put together.
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Sweet Almond Twists

These delicate almond pastries make lovely light-as-air accompaniments for coffee, tea or cocoa. These are best served warm so eat as soon as they’re baked. You can always pop them in a 325ºF oven for a couple minutes to reheat them.
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Chocolate Banana Bundles

Banana and chocolate is a classic combo. Slice up your past-their-prime batch of bananas and make this delicate and decadent dessert.

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.