7 of the Best Puff Pastry Appetizers Ever

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The holidays are coming, and with them an endless stream of parties (sigh). Whether you’re hosting or attending, store-bought puff pastry is going to be your secret weapon this season. We’ve whipped up seven savory puff pastry appetizer recipes, all of which use premade dough as a base. So stock up at the store and then get cooking.

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italian pinwheels recipe
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Italian Pinwheels

All the elements of a cheese board (cured meat, cheese and carbs) in one delicious bite.

roasted garlic pesto strips recipe
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Roasted Garlic And Pesto Strips

With just a few twists you’ve got a ’Gram-worthy, flaky masterpiece.

french onion cups recipe
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French Onion Cups

You love French onion soup. Now imagine this classic baked into bite-size bowls of puff pastry.

spinach artichoke squares recipe
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Spinach Artichoke Squares

The modern version of spinach artichoke dip with all the same delicious, cheesy flavor.

goat cheese honey bites recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Goat Cheese And Honey Bites

They’re cheesy, creamy, salty and crispy (and the best accompaniment for red vino).

bacon cheese straws recipe
Erin McDowell

Bacon-wrapped Cheese Straws

Cheese straws should be served at all gatherings, from casual dinners to lavish parties.

cranberry brie pops recipe1
Erin McDowell

Cranberry-brie Puff-pastry Pops

These are perhaps the most grown-up—and delicious—lollipops ever.

erin jeanne mcdowell

Freelance Food Editor

Erin Jeanne McDowell is a recipe developer, food stylist and author of multiple cookbooks, including The Fearless Baker, which was named one of the Best Baking Books of 2017 by...