If you are entertaining for Christmas then I’m sure you already have your lunch or dinner menu already set. But have you thought about the in between time…also known as the time when everyone is sitting around hungry and waiting for the big meal. Seeing that while I’m prepping a big holiday meal tends to send me into panic. Don’t fret, I’ve got you covered here.
At our house, we usually eat at an ‘off’ time it seems…usually a late lunch so breakfast has already worn off by the time lunch is served. Or maybe you are having a big lunch and are planning on lite bites and appetizers for the evening (that’s what the plan at our house is this year). Whatever the scenario, it’s nice to have a few easy, but substantial, appetizers on stand by. Puff pastry is the one ingredient that can make that happen.
These 12 puff pastry appetizer recipes will be surely enjoyed by all this Christmas.
Spinach and Artichokes in Puff Pastry 1 of 12These impressive pinwheels are easier than they look to make!
Make My Recipes' spinach and artichokes in puff pastry
Baked Brie with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Thyme 2 of 12Everyone loves baked brie!
Make baked brie with sun dried tomatoes and thyme
Carmelized Onion and Apple Tarts 3 of 12Prep the onions ahead of time to make this appetizer easy to prepare.
Make Smoky Mountain Cafe's carmelized onion and apple tarts
Asparagus and Parmigiano Puffs 4 of 12Love the colors of Christmas on these festive apps!
Make asparagus and parmigiano puffs
Cheese Twists 5 of 12Kids and grown-ups would love these fancy cheese sticks!
Make cheese twists
Puff Pastry Rounds with Crab and Chives 6 of 12Maris makes these look so easy to make...love the crabby cheesy filling in flaky crust.
Make In Good Taste's puff pastry rounds with crab and chives
Greek Puff Pastry with Kalamata Olives 7 of 12If you love olives like I do, you will love Katie's Greek inspired creation!
Make Good Life Eats' Greek puff pastry with kalamata olives
Messy Cheese Pies 8 of 12These cheese pies make a great heartier appetizer.
Make messy cheese pies
Mushroom Puffs 9 of 12I'm swooning over these mushroom puffs from Sunset magazine!
Make My Recipes' mushroom puffs
Baked Brie with Olives 10 of 123 ingredients!!
Make baked brie with olives
Puff Pastry Bites with Stilton, Fig Jam and Candy Glazed Walnuts 11 of 12The flavor combination on these puff pastry bites are making my mouth water!
Make Feast on the Cheap's pastry puffs with stilton, fig jam and candy glazed walnuts
Tomato Tart 12 of 12Serve this up cut into squares for individual bite sized appetizers!
Make tomato tart
Photo Credit: Shaina Olmanson