Easy Puff Pastry Tarts
Who doesn’t love flaky puff pastry tarts from the bakery? Learn to make these easy delights from the comfort of your home!
If you are afraid of baking, don’t fret, these puff pastry tarts are beginner-friendly and beyond easy to prepare.
No one needs to know how quickly you were able to prep and bake these pastry puffs, that can be your little secret!
Ingredients For Puff Pastry Tarts
All you need are 3 simple ingredients to make these savory tomato puff pastry tarts, perfect for your weekend brunch.
- Store-bought puff pastry (sheets makes it even easier)
- Cherry tomatoes (sliced tomatoes will work too).
- 1 lightly beaten egg white (Vegan alternative: coconut oil or plant-based milk) -All optional
How To Make Puff Pastry Tarts
- Preheat your oven to the temperature of your pastry puff’s requirements. Mine was 400°F on Bake.
- Lay your puff pastry sheet flat and cut into 4 equal pieces. If you are using a puff pastry block of dough, allow it to thaw as indicated on the package and then roll it out to their specification. Mine allowed for a 12-inch square.
- Pierce the center of each square with your fork in multiple spots.
- Put roughly one tablespoon of pesto in the center and spread it out in the center area
- Place your cherry tomatoes on top of the pesto
- Fold the edges to make roughly a 1 cm edge. You can press gently down if the edges are not staying folded.
- Brush your beaten egg whites onto the crust (optional step but will give a nice touch)
- Bake as directed on your pastry package. If using the Tenderflake brand, it’s 15-20 minutes until golden.
Puff Pastry Tart Alternative Fillings
Puff pastry tarts are extremely versatile. I’m using cherry tomatoes today because I love tomatoes, they go very well with pesto and I have plenty to use up from my garden.
But feel free to experiment with cheeses such as brie, vegetables, and even delectable dessert versions.
As we move into the upcoming holiday season, a delicious brie, caramelized onion, pecan, maple drizzle version is calling to me.
Extra Spread Options
- Hummus (a countless variety of flavors exist)
- Olive Tapenades
- Other pesto types (Here are 50 different recipes if you want to make a homemade version)
- Cream cheese (chive and onion is my favorite flavor)
- Honey, Chocolate spread, Jam/Preserves for sweet versions
- Cheeses (brie, mozzarella, cheddar, feta, among others)
- Caramelized onions
- Fresh basil
- Nuts (almond slices, pecan pieces)
- Berries, apples, peaches, chocolate chips
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Dutch is the author of Vanilla Nomad, Monday’s Not Coming, and Let Me Hear a Rhyme. A professional chef by day, and novelist by night. She received her bachelor of arts in film from Kingsborough Community College and her master of cooking from the New School. A Brooklyn native; she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches. Currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking. You can visit her online at https://vanillanomad.com