Pastry Appetizer Recipes | Allrecipes

Pastry Appetizer Recipes | Allrecipes

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Cheddar Cheese Straws

Rating: 3.92 stars
181

I won't forget the cheese straws that my mother made for my father. The only difference was that she did not add cayenne pepper. These make wonderful hors d'oevres.

Puff Pastry Shells

Rating: 4.8 stars
10

These are fairly simple to make, and once baked the real fun begins, as they can hold so many amazing fillings, both sweet and savory. The key is making sure your puff pastry dough is very firm, and very cold, preferably still partially frozen, before you start cutting it. You want nice clean cuts, because if you mash the layers of pastry together, your shells will not rise as high, and they can also bake into some strange shapes.

Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel

Rating: 4.91 stars
32

With three main ingredients you can make this gorgeous giant puff pastry pinwheel in no time. Pesto and ricotta fill layers of puff pastry that are cut and twisted into a pinwheel which begs to be pulled apart!

Cheese Filled Triangles

Rating: 4.53 stars
89

The only tricky part of this recipe is working with phyllo, and once you get the hang of it, it's fun. Sometimes you get a bad batch of phyllo that rips and tears easily, so I always buy an extra just in case. I have frozen these before baking. Just add a few minutes to cooking time when you cook them in a frozen state. I have also doubled this recipe for large parties.

Beef Samosas

Rating: 4.49 stars
240

Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.

Brie Cheese Appetizer

Rating: 4.69 stars
356

A light, fluffy puff pastry is filled with melted Brie cheese and hot fruit preserves. If you do not want a sweet wheel, you may substitute herbed cheese spread for the preserves. Baking times are the same for the substitution.

Cranberry Brie Bites

Rating: 4.88 stars
67

Tangy cranberry, creamy brie, and crunchy walnuts come together in a buttery shell for an appetizer that will wow your guests. Bonus: These can be made up to 3 days ahead; wrap them in plastic wrap before the baking step and store in the refrigerator. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Feta Cheese Foldovers

Rating: 4.43 stars
396

Golden puffed pastries are filled with a feta cheese mixture. These can be made ahead, and popped into the oven after your guests arrive.

Texas Sausage Kolaches (Klobasneks)

Rating: 5 stars
20

I grew up in Central Texas, where kolaches and sausage kolaches (also called klobasneks) were plentiful. Every donut shop and bakery had them. Then I moved to Seattle, where nobody had heard of them! I couldn't find a decent recipe online. Everything I tried didn't turn out as fluffy, sweet, and heavenly as the kolaches I know and love. I cobbled together this recipe for what I think is the perfect sausage kolache.

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Spinach and Feta Triangles

"Wonderful! I prepared them and stored them in the freezer. Put them straight in the oven for an hour and they were perfect!" – cararox

Brie Cheese Appetizer

"Super easy. And delicious. Disappeared!" – Victoriaren


Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls (from a Chinese person)

Rating: 4.64 stars
234

My mom is the best cook ever and I am a picky eater. If I like this, then you will. This is very authentic because my family is Chinese and I am too. This recipe is at least 300 years old in the Ling family.

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