Savory puff pastry Christmas snacks are not only delicious but very quick to prepare. In addition, you can serve fantastic appetizers to your family and friends without spending hours on end in the kitchen. Another great advantage of puff pastry snacks is that they can be prepared with just a few ingredients.
Savory puff pastry Christmas snacks – delicious treats for kids and adults
Everyone, kids and adults, will like your savory Christmas puff pastry snacks. They can be served at any time – for breakfast, with the afternoon tea, as a snack for a drink before dinner, which makes puff pastry bites practically universal.
Stuffed puff pastry trees
- 1 roll puff pastry, rectangular
- 50 g (1,7 oz) mozzarella cheese
- 50 g (1,7 oz) salami Cacciatorino
- 1 egg yolk
- Poppy seeds, optional
Roll out the puff pastry on a work surface.
Cut out the trees with the help of a cookie cutter.
Place a pinch of salami and a small cube of mozzarella on top of one of the cut trees.
Take a stick and place it in the trunk part of the tree.
Brush the other half with water and cover.
Brush with the egg yolk and sprinkle with poppy seeds on top.
Pay attention to match the two halves then attach the two ends with the prongs of the fork.
Bake in the oven at 200°C/390F for about 20 minutes
Puff Pastry Christmas trees – quick appetizer ideas
- 1 roll puff pastry
- 100 g (3,5oz) cheese
- 100 g (3,5oz) mortadella
- 20 g (0,7oz) chopped pistachios
- Round cookie cutters – 4, 5 and 7 cm (1,5, 2 and 2,8 inches) diameter
- small star cookie cutter
Preheat the oven at 200°C/390F
In a mixer, blend the ricotta and mortadella, until it becomes a nice smooth cream.
Unroll the sheet of puff pastry and with a cookie cutter cut out 8 pieces for each size:
- 8 circles – 7 cm/ 2,8 in diameter
- 8 circles – 5 cm/2 in diameter
- 8 circles – 4/1,5 in cm diameter
- 8 stars
Arrange them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, spacing them apart because they will swell in the oven, bake in a preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes. Be careful not to let them darken too much.
When ready, take them out of the oven and let them cool completely.
Begin to assemble the Christmas trees starting from the large disk, up to the smallest.
With a pastry bag or a teaspoon, spread mortadella mousse on top of each circle. Finish with a star on top.
Give the final touch by sprinkling with chopped pistachios.
Puff pastry mini pizza recipe
- a roll of puff pastry (rectangular or round)
- mozzarella, diced
- pitted green olives, to taste
- tomato puree, to taste
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Oregano, to taste
Unroll the puff pastry and prepare Christmas-themed cookie cutters. For example, they can be stars, stockings or whatever you want. Use the molds to give the mini pizzas the desired shape.
Arrange everything on a baking sheet, placing the pizzas at a sufficient distance so that they do not stick together during cooking. Cut the mozzarella into cubes and let it dry for half an hour, possibly in the fridge.
At this point, pour a teaspoon of tomato sauce on the pizzas and season with salt and pepper. Place two or three mozzarella dices and a green olive on each pizza.
Bake at 180C/350F in a preheated oven for about twenty minutes, until the mozzarella has melted. Allow to cool and serve as a Christmas appetizer.
Quick puff pastry bites
- 2 rectangular puff pastry rolls
- 60 g Tomato puree
- 25 g Parmesan cheese
- Provolone cheese, to taste
- Oregano, salt, to taste
- 1 egg + 2 tablespoons of milk, for brushing
Unroll the puff pastry.
Spread the tomato puree over the entire surface of the puff pastry. Sprinkle with Parmesan and oregano. Add a little finely grated provolone on top.
Place the other rectangle of puff pastry on top. Place the two sheets in the refrigerator for15 minutes so that it is more convenient to cut.
Preheat the oven at190C/375F.
With a knife or a pizza cutter, cut strips of approx. 2 cm/0,8in. and then cut into bites.
Brush the entire surface with egg and milk mixture and bake for about 25 minutes, until golden brown.
Once ready, wait for them to cool before detaching your puff pastry bites. You can also mark the cuts with a knife: in any case your puff pastry bites will not be ruined, as they are pre-cut!
Ham and cheese puff pastry rolls
- 1 roll puff pastry
- Robiola or mozzarella cheese
- Sliced ham
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
Roll out the puff pastry and spread the cheese on top.
On top of the cheese, place the ham slices.
Now roll up the puff pastry and cut it into slices at least 2 cm/0,8 inch thick.
Bake on a baking sheet with parchment paper for 15 minutes at 180C/350F degrees.
Bake until almost golden.
Serve with chives as decoration.
Puff pastry pesto rolls
- 1 roll of rectangular puff pastry
- 3 tablespoons of pesto
Unroll the puff pastry.
Spread the pesto evenly.
Using a knife (or a pizza cutter) cut the puff pastry forming about 15 strips.
Roll each strip on itself to form a roll. Place the rolls on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, spacing them apart (they will double the cooking volume).
Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/390F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.