Quick and Easy Mini Puff Pastry Tarts With Four Variations

Updated on July 27, 2020
Gabriel Wilson profile image

Gabriel loves to cook all kinds of foods, from baking to a full roast dinner.

Curried Egg Mayo
Curried Egg Mayo | Source

When I have friends over for Sunday lunch, I like to make mini pastries to serve for pre-lunch canapés. I choose a variety of fillings including prawn Marie Rose, smoked salmon with cream cheese, mushroom bites, bacon bites, coronation chicken and beef with horseradish plus similar fillings.

With our get-togethers being a lot smaller these days and perhaps for many of us being in our family bubbles, socialising is a little different than the norm. I thought, why not make a few quick and easy mini pastries that even the kids will love? Vamp up your Sunday brunch with a few cost-effective and fun pastries.

Cut pastry into square shapes and use a knife to make an inner square
Cut pastry into square shapes and use a knife to make an inner square | Source

Pastry Instructions

  1. Use a ready-made puff pastry for your mini pastries, cutting into squares like the above picture.
  2. Make an inner square (see photo above) but don't cut through the pastry.
  3. Using a small pastry brush dap a little water around the border. This will help it rise.
  4. Place on a baking tray and bake according to the package instructions (usually 240 degrees for 15-20 minutes till golden brown).
  5. Remove from the oven, allow to cool. Remove the pastry top and fill the middle with your filling and replace the top.

1. Curried Egg Mayo

Yield: 12 mini pastries

Ingredients

  • 100 grams ready-made puff pastry
  • 2 boiled eggs, shelled
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Method

  1. Using a fork, mash the eggs in a small bowl.
  2. Add the curry powder and mix (adding extra if you like).
  3. Add the mayonnaise and mix.
  4. Using a teaspoon, put the mixture into the mini pastries and serve.

Feta, Pesto, Red Pepper and Tomato Pastries
Feta, Pesto, Red Pepper and Tomato Pastries | Source

2. Feta, Pesto, Tomato and Red Pepper

Yield: 12 mini pastries

Ingredients

  • 100 grams ready-made puff pastry
  • 100 grams feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 cherry tomatoes
  • diced red pepper

Method

  1. Cut and bake the ready-made puff pastry as before.
  2. Remove pastry top and sprinkle in the feta cheese.
  3. Add the red pepper and a quartered cherry tomato.
  4. Lastly spoon over the pesto to serve.

Brie and Tomato Chutney Puff Pastries
Brie and Tomato Chutney Puff Pastries | Source

3. Brie and Tomato Chutney

Yield: 12 mini pastries

Ingredients

  • 100 grams ready-made puff pastry
  • 100 grams brie cheese, cut into small squares
  • 2 tablespoons tomato chutney
  • snipped chives, to garnish

Method

  1. Cut and bake the ready-made puff pastry removing the pastry five minutes before it is ready.
  2. Remove the pastry top and spoon in the tomato chutney.
  3. Pop in a square of brie cheese and return to the oven for five minutes.
  4. Remove and sprinkle over the snipped chives and serve.

Apple Puff Pastries With Sesame Seeds
Apple Puff Pastries With Sesame Seeds | Source

4. Apple With Sesame Seeds

Yield: 12 mini pastries

Ingredients

  • 100 grams ready-made puff pastry
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)

Method

  1. Cut the pastry into squares as before but don't make the border.
  2. Place a teaspoon of the apple in the center of each square and sprinkle over a little sugar.
  3. Pull each corner into the middle, like an envelope.
  4. Bake as before (240 degrees for 15-20 minutes) or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle over the sesame seeds (optional).
  6. Serve with cream, ice cream or custard if desired.

More Filling Options

Savory

  • Tuna (tinned) mayonnaise
  • Salmon (tinned) Marie Rose (mayonnaise and ketchup mixed with a squeeze of lemon juice)
  • Feta cheese and sliced black olives (pitless)
  • Chopped cooked ham with a dollop of dijon mustard
  • Chopped cooked ham with sliced pineapple
  • Soft boiled quail eggs (halved) with a little mayonaise and a sprinkle of paprika
  • Chunky cucumber raita
  • Leftover chilli con carne with sour cream
  • Leftover curry with natural yogurt
  • Leftover roast chicken, shred and mix with sweet chilli sauce

Sweet

  • Custard
  • Whipped cream and a strawberry slice
  • Whipped cream and a banana slice with a drizzle of honey
  • Lemon curd
  • Peanut butter and jelly

Filling Challenge

Ok boys and girls, let's see how many fillings we can come with to add to our mini pastry filling list...

© 2020 Gabriel Wilson

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      7 days ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Good idea Liza, especially for picnics. You could bring the fillings in a seperate tub and everyone help themselves :)

    • lizmalay profile image

      Liza 

      10 days ago from USA

      All you four variation of puff pastries look delicious, Gabriel. I think they will be great for snacks or picnic food. One of these days, I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      12 days ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Thanks Peggy. My little one loves making these and eating them :)

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      12 days ago from Houston, Texas

      Your mini puff pastry tarts would be pleasing to the eyes as well as the palette. I like the sound of many of your flavor combinations. Thanks!

    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      13 days ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Hey Abby, cinnamon a great alternative to the seasame seeds. Ricotta is a good choice too. Thank you :)

    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      13 days ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Yeah I like them the most too! Happy days Eric...

    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      13 days ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Hi Liz, that's the very word I needed, versatile! Thank you :)

    • Abby Slutsky profile image

      Abby Slutsky 

      13 days ago from Pennsylvania

      These look yummy, easy and impressive. What a nice idea. I would probably go for a chopped mushroom, ricotta and chive filling, but for sweet an apple cinnamon topping would be perfect. Great idea. The assortment would please everyone.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      13 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Delicious. I will make apple puffs - yum!

    • Eurofile profile image

      Liz Westwood 

      13 days ago from UK

      This is a great idea. It's simple and very versatile.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)