18 Clever Ways to Use Puff Pastry

If you don't already keep puff pastry dough on hand, now is the time to start. This thousand-layer dough will take any dessert from drab to fab -- and it works wonders for savory treats too!

Eclair Delight

"People say this is the best dessert they've tasted in years!"

-darlenesmith913

Danish Assortment

"Made cream cheese Danishes using the filling from this recipe. It was spot-on!"

-ktenille

Palmiers

"Super easy and pretty."

-Diana Johnson || EatingRichly.com

Chocolate Pastry Cups

"Fabulous! I baked them yesterday for a nice dessert."

-ladypit

Asparagus & Brie Open Pastry

"What a beautiful dish to serve!"

-Fireflylover

Individual Apple Pies

"We adore this recipe! I can eat them all in one night by myself."

-Soup-R-Mom

Vegetable Puffins

"OMG these are delicious! They are like mini pie-quiches. The puff pastry was nice and crunchy, and the filling was smooth with a creamy texture."

-Hanka

Sweet Baked Brie

"This is, by far, the BEST way to make Brie!"

-Shannonlizz

Croutons

"Rich, buttery and very pretty — these simple croutons are perfect for soup or salad. But I ate them as a snack too!"

-mary winecoff

Peach Turnovers

"BRAVO! These are easy to make and really yummy!"

-tazzz70

Easy Apple Strudel

"Super easy and also super tasty! This has to be the easiest dessert I have ever made, and the flavor is better than any apple pie I've ever had."

-ColCadsMom

Chocolate Raspberry Pillows

"Oh, my goodness. These incredible little bites of summer, were easy to assemble and yielded excellent results."

-Baby Kato

Caramel Apple Dumplings

"So cute and tasty! Just like mini apple pies. I absolutely love the presentation because when you cut them open, the filling flows out and looks so neat!"

-Chef*Lee

Herb Twists

"Guests will love these savory nibbles — very simple and so incredibly delicious."

-Cookin'Diva

Glazed Apricot Twists

"One of my family's favorites. Every time I make these they quickly disappear, so I've learned to double the recipe."

-lether

Banana & Caramel Pastries

"Yum, yum, yum! This dessert is amazingly simple and delicious. Our family loves warm bananas, so it seems this recipe was destined for us."

-MarthaStewartWanabe

Almond Bear Claws

"Oh, I LOVE this recipe. One of my favorite pastries and now I can make them myself."

-MizEmerilLagasse

Spinach & Feta Triangles

"These were a huge hit at my annual holiday party. I made a double recipe and they began disappearing as soon as they hit the buffet table!"

-cylee

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