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Beef Stew Skillet Pie

1 review

Puff pastry makes a pretty topping for this homey skillet potpie. —Josh Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Provolone Beef Pastry Pockets

2 reviews

My children always make sure they're home when they find out we're having these pockets for dinner. They're a smart...


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Creamy Chicken Vol-au-Vent

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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Mini Sausage Pies

4 reviews

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


Egg Baskets Benedict

1 review

A little puff pastry turns Canadian bacon and eggs into a tasty update on eggs Benedict. We use a packaged...

Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

6 reviews

These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York


Reuben Rounds

3 reviews

Fans of the classic Reuben sandwich will go crazy for baked pastry spirals of corned beef, Swiss and sauerkraut. They're...

Pancetta, Pear & Pecan Puffs

2 reviews

I was recently at a wedding reception where the menu was all small bites. Here’s my rendition of the pear...


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...


Chicken in Puff Pastry

15 reviews

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


Beef Wellington Appetizers

5 reviews

Flaky puff pastry, savory beef tenderloin and tangy horseradish cream easily come together for positively holiday-worthy hors d'oeuvres. —Joan...

Autumn Torte Rustica

21 reviews

The wonderful flavor and lovely look of this cheese and vegetable pie is worth the bit of extra effort it...


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...


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...