Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Air-Fryer Ham and Leek Pies

After I cook a big ham, I'm always finding new ways to use up the leftovers. I love these little pot pies. I can whip them up at a moments notice and pop them into the air fryer for a quick dinner. —Bonny Tillman, Acworth, Georgia

Air-Fryer Pear Pot Pies

I love to make pot pies when pears are in season. I love them so much more than apples because...


Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

Shrimp de Jonghe was invented in Chicago. It is usually baked and served in a casserole dish, but my version...


Air-Fryer Chicken Piccata Pockets

1 review

My husband loves chicken piccata. I tried making it in a puff pastry pocket with a bit of cream cheese,...


Chicken Marsala en Croute

1 review

I love puff pastry and chicken Marsala, so I decided to combine the two. The result is a very special...

Spinach Puffs

1 review

These bite-sized spinach puffs are full of cheese and creamy goodness. —Marissa Allen, First and Full


Air-Fryer Greek Breadsticks

Get ready for rave reviews. These crisp breadsticks are twisted with Greek-inspired goodness and are best served warm with cool...

Air-Fryer Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry

A honey of a salute to late-summer pear season, this cozy dessert looks both elegant and decadent. Wrapped in puff...


Air-Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

1 review

These simple jam-filled pastries are perfect for a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will...


Irish Stew Pie

2 reviews

The only thing more comforting than a hearty bowl of Irish stew is having it baked into a pie! The...


Mushroom Pastry Pinwheels

Pinwheels make a pretty addition to any appetizer buffet, and when I serve them they disappear in a snap. These...

Personal Pear Pot Pies

1 review

Talk about cutie pies! These tasty pear mini pies, baked in ramekins, are super easy. Frozen puff pastry makes it...


Raspberry Chocolate Puffs

1 review

This chocolaty, flaky dessert is one of my favorite show-off recipes because
it makes a spectacular presentation. The best...


Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cups

1 review

Three of my favorite foods—chocolate, hazelnuts and puff pastry—come together for an impressive dessert. Dress them up with a drizzle...


Turkey and Broccoli Pastry Braid

3 reviews

This meal in one is an easy way to get kids—and adults—to eat broccoli. The puff pastry that wraps up...


Palmiers

6 reviews

It takes just two ingredients to make these impressive but easy-to-do French pastries, which are often called palm leaves. —Taste...

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Mummy-Wrapped Brie

4 reviews

You can assemble our baked Brie appetizer in advance and bake it right before the party. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon


Chicken Piccata Pockets

6 reviews

My husband loves chicken piccata. I tried it in a puff pastry pocket with a bit of cream cheese; it...


Chicken in Puff Pastry

16 reviews

You’ll never believe a dish this scrumptious, comforting and impressive-looking could be made with just five ingredients! It offers such...


Apple, White Cheddar & Arugula Tarts

2 reviews

These tarts remind me of growing up in Michigan. Add meat if you like or keep it light. I always...


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Mini Sausage Pies

6 reviews

The simple ingredients and family-friendly flavor of these little sausage cups make them a go-to dinner favorite. And everyone gets...


Ham and Leek Pies

7 reviews

I've been making these pies for years, so lots of friends and family now have the recipe. If you can't...


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Quiche Pastry Cups

3 reviews

My grandmother used to make egg cup surprises for family brunches on special occasions. The added fillings were always a...


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Creamy Chicken Vol-au-Vent

1 review

My friends and I have been getting together for "ladies lunches" for years. These vol-au-vents are the perfect no-fuss fancy...

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Peppermint Puff Pastry Sticks

5 reviews

I wanted to impress my husband's family with something you'd expect to find in a European bakery, and these chocolaty...


Honey-Roasted Figs in Puff Pastry

I created this recipe for a national honey contest and won third place! I was thrilled, and you will be,...


Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

2 reviews

Tangy mayonnaise-Dijon sauce adds zip to flaky pastry and layers of crisp arugula, thinly sliced smoked salmon and nutty-flavored Asiago...


Beef & Onion Piroshki

1 review

When I lived in Seattle, one of my favorite places was a small stand that sold piroshki—Russian stuffed pocket sandwiches....


Potato Ham Omelet Pie

3 reviews

As a holiday kickoff, my family gets together in early December for a hearty brunch before going out to cut...


Gruyere & Caramelized Onion Tarts

Garlic and onion is a match made in heaven in my opinion, so I love creating new recipes to showcase...