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Beef Wellington Appetizers

Flaky puff pastry, savory beef tenderloin and tangy horseradish cream easily come together for positively holiday-worthy hors d'oeuvres. —Joan Cooper, Sussex, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 appetizers (1-1/2 cups sauce)


  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks (8 ounces each), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional minced chives, optional


  • In a large skillet, brown beef in 1 tablespoon oil. Remove and keep warm.
  • In same skillet, saute mushrooms and shallots in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add sherry, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in cream, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is almost evaporated, about 7 minutes. Stir in beef and parsley; set aside and keep warm.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Roll each sheet into a 12-in. square. Cut each into 16 squares.
  • Place 2 tablespoonfuls of beef mixture in center of half of squares. Top with remaining squares; press edges with a fork to seal. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Cut slits in top; brush with egg. Bake until golden brown, 14-16 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine horseradish cream ingredients; serve with appetizers. Garnish with additional chives if desired.
To Make Ahead: Freeze unbaked pastries on baking sheets until firm, then wrap and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to use, bake frozen appetizers at 400° for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 315 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.
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  • rena 55
    Jun 23, 2019

    A good and hearty appetizer! Will make again!

  • krisc63
    Dec 16, 2018

    Made exactly per the directions. Took to a party and came home with an empty plate. Next time I am going to use pp cups or put squares of pp in muffin tins and fill. I would place a small circle of pastry on top to emulate the spirit of the Wellington look. I felt that the amount the pastry slightly overwhelmed the taste of the delicious filling.

  • darleneusfn
    Nov 24, 2014

    These are very tasty but I would double the sauce and serve that with it instead of the horse radish. Not enough sauce to suit me.

  • JMM220
    Dec 19, 2013

    I've made these several times and have given the recipe to three of my friends who have also made and shared the recipe. Everyone who tries them loves them. The horseradish cream sauce has just enough tang and zip to make them delightful.

  • manpabrown
    Jan 2, 2013

    The sauce was amazing but not enough filing fits in the little pockets