Easy Puff Pastry Summer Snacks! June 7, 2019

by Amanda Li Our Recipes

Finger foods are the holy grail of summer get-togethers. Our top pick? These puff pastry summer snacks!

Move over chips and dip, there’s a new (and improved) appetizer in town! Puff pastry is unbelievably versatile and looks super fancy with a crunchy, golden-brown exterior. Plus, it’s easily available at most local grocery stores! Impress your guests and serve up a platter of these puff pastry summer snacks. Or just eat them all yourself — we won’t judge.

Spinach Puff Pastry Triangles

If a spanakopita and a samosa had a baby it would be these spinach and cheese filled pastries.Blätterteigtaschen mit Spinat

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Puff Pastry
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 500g Baby Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 80g Feta Cheese
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Finely chop onion and garlic cloves and cut feta into small cubes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan, sauté onion and garlic 2 minutes until fragrant. Slowly add in spinach and cook for 5 minutes until wilted.
  3. Allow onion, garlic, and spinach mix to cool completely and squeeze out any excess liquid.
  4. In a large bowl, mix spinach filling with the feta. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roll out puff pastry and cut into 8 equal squares.
  6. Mix egg yolk and milk in a small bowl, then brush the egg-milk mixture on the corners of the puff pastry squares.
  7. Add a heaping tablespoon of the spinach-feta filling in a corner of each pastry square. Fold the pastry diagonally in half to create a triangular dumpling. Seal the edges with a fork. Brush remaining egg-milk mixture over the puff pastry for a shiny and golden finish.
  8. Bake in middle of the oven for 18-20 minutes.

Salmon Puff Pastry Rolls

Think cinnamon rolls, but savoury and with salmon.

Blätterteigschnecken mit Lachs

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Puff Pastry
  • 100g Cream Cheese
  • 100g Smoked Salmon
  • 1 Green Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Dill, finely chopped
  • 50g Grated Cheese (We love a good Gruyère but any other quality cheese will do!)
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 395°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut smoked salmon into thin strips and thinly slice green onion.
  3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, salmon, green onions, dill, and grated cheese Season with salt and pepper.
  4. On a large clean surface, roll out puff pastry and spread the filling evenly over the pastry. Roll the pastry up lengthwise and cut into half inch pieces.
  5. Spread rolls on baking sheet and bake for 22-25 minutes until golden brown.

Bacon and Cheese Puff Pastry Twists

Bacon and cheese make this app worth doing the twist for.

Blätterteigstangen mit Bacon

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Puff Pastry
  • 1 Egg
  • 100g Grated Cheddar or Parmesan
  • 8 Slices Bacon
  • 50g Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix egg, salt, pepper, paprika, brown sugar, and rosemary.
  3. On a clean surface, roll out the puff pastry and sprinkle grated cheese evenly across the pastry. Arrange bacon on the sheet and press lightly into the pastry.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut between the slices to create individual “sticks,”and twist them carefully into spirals.
  5. Lay the sticks on the baking sheet. Brush over with the egg mixture.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 25-30 minutes until crispy and golden brown.

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