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Pastry Dough Recipes


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In the magazine this month Chavi Sperber teaches you how to make your own pastry dough.  Here are some recipes to make it worth the effort.

Raspberry Twists

Puff Pastry Apple Purses

Easy Deli Roll

Salmon Encroute

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




85 Responses to Pastry Dough Recipes

  1. avatar says: Cheryl F.

    My favorite puff pastry dish is Smoked Salmon With Spinach In Puffed Pastry :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  2. My favorite puff pastry dish meat triangles with mushroom sauce

  3. avatar says: Perry

    My fav is the salmon en-croute! thanks

  4. avatar says: Aviva

    Deli roll- hands down. But i love how I can reinvent it every week by switching around the meats or the sauces!

  5. Here’s a recipe I’ve always followed for my favorite puff pastry dish.


    ** 1 package (17.3 oz) Pepperidge Farm Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets [2 sheets]
    ** 1 egg
    ** 1 tablespoon water
    ** 1 package (8 oz) Camembert or Brie cheese, cut into 24-small wedges
    ** 12 dried figs, cut in half
    ** Honey Balsamic Glaze [recipe follows]

    1) Thaw the pastry sheets at room temperature for about 40 minutes or until they are easy to handle. Heat the oven to 375-degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease or line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.

    2) Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 16-inch square. Brush the pastry sheet with the egg mixture. Arrange the cheese on the pastry in 4 rows with 6 pieces in each row. Top each cheese piece with 1 fig half.

    3) Unfold the remaining pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 16-inch square. Place the pastry sheet over the cheese-covered sheet, pressing firmly between the rows and around the edges to seal. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture. Cut between the 4 rows using a fluted pastry wheel or sharp knife to make 4 strips. cut each strip into 6 squares. Place the ravioli onto the baking sheets. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until the ravioli are firm.

    4) Bake for 20 minutes or until the ravioli are golden. Remove the ravioli from the baking sheets and cool on wire racks for 5 minutes. Serve warm with Honey Balsamic Glaze. Makes 24 pieces.

    Heat 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup water, and 1/3 cup honey in a 2-quart saucepan over high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 12 minutes or until the mixture is reduced by half and has a syrup-like consistency.

    Substitute 1/2 cup prepared fig jam or fig paste for the dried figs. Place about 1 teaspoon onto each cheese piece as directed above in Step 2.

  6. My favorite is the puff pastry apple purses recipe featured on your site. Yum!

  7. avatar says: joanna

    my mom does a great puff pastry filled with chopped meat…yum!

  8. avatar says: Sarah

    I like pastries filled with cheese.

  9. avatar says: Timmsks

    I love spinach with ricotta cheese or feta.
    I also love puff pastries with chocolate, mmm!

    My mom makes this really good braid pastry filled with all sorts of vegetables like broccoli, carrots, cauliflower with meat, or cheese. We use to ask for it all the time when we were kids.

  10. avatar says: debbie

    definitely the deli roll. my whole family loves it.

  11. I love a puff pastry dish I have had a work party a couple times that appears to be just a spinach cheese mixed stuffed in a puff pastry. It looks pretty simple but it is great! I need to try that deli roll above sometime though.

  12. avatar says: amy

    my favorite puff pastry dish is made from organic blanched spinach, asparagus, kale, and jarlsburg cheese. i am a veggie, and vegan when possible. it’s yummy and stores well in the freezer & fridge for eating all week.

  13. The Puff Pastry Apple Purses are amazing.

  14. avatar says: Esther

    My sister-in-law gave me the greatest recipe for chicken squares. It’s puff pastry, chicken cutlet and pastrami. You form it into a pouch and then serve a delicious apricot jam sauce over it. Though in a pinch I’ve served it with warmed up duck sauce.

  15. avatar says: Candie L

    I have not baked very much, but I love apple pastries. THank you

  16. avatar says: Tob

    One of my favorite puff pastry recipes are salmon and spinach wellingtons. Saute 1 box of frozen spinach with one minced garlic clove. Season with salt and pepper. Cut salmon into cubes. Place salmon in middle of square, sprinkle with salt and pepper, spoon 1 T of spinach on top and close all sides. Place seam side down on parchment paper, brush with egg and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.

  17. avatar says: Ellie

    My favorite puff pastry recipe is pear tarte tatin with caramel sauce

  18. I’m from Louisiana and the first thing that come to mind is meat pies, a Louisiana passion.

  19. avatar says: Char

    My favorite puff pastry is this chocolate popover thing my grandmother used to make. They were incredibly good. I haven’t had them since I was a child, but I have great memories of them.

  20. avatar says: Rochel S

    My favorite is mini deli rolls and franks in blanks!

  21. Pastries with fruit.

  22. Our family has been making puff pastries with fruit filling similar to the Apple Purses: http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipe/puff-pastry-apple-purses/ for several generations. My kids love them so they must be good! :)

  23. avatar says: Heidi

    I love salmon wellington! Until my boyfriend’s mother will give me her recipe, I will have to use this one: http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipe/smoked-salmon-with-spinach-in-puffed-pastry/


  24. avatar says: Mary B

    Enjoy a good stromboli puff pastry

  25. avatar says: Janet N.

    My favorite Puff Pastry is the Rasberry Twist http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipe/raspberry-twists/. Thanks!

  26. my favorite is the easy deli roll

  27. I like pastries filled with cheese

  28. We love cherry puff pastries

  29. avatar says: mink

    I’m lazy & don’t cook much so my fave are Pepperidege Farm frozen cherry turnovers – OU parve!

  30. avatar says: mink

    sorry – I don’t BAKE much & the brand is PEPPERIDGE Farm.

  31. avatar says: Michelle

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    1 package (10 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells
    1 egg, beaten
    1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
    1 container (8 ounces) whipped cream cheese, softened
    2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Heat the oven to 400°F. Stir 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and the granulated sugar in a small bowl.

    Brush the tops of the unbaked pastry shells with the egg. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixture. Prepare the pastry shells according to the package directions.

    Stir the pie filling and remaining cinnamon in a medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until the mixture is warm. Stir the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract in another medium bowl until the mixture is smooth.

    Spoon 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture into each pastry shell. Top each with about 1/2 cup pie filling mixture and the pastry “tops”.

    recipe from puffpastry.com

  32. I made your Baked Brie with California Raisins and Port Wine in Puff Pastry for Father’s Day and it’s now our favorite recipe: http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipe/baked-brie-with-california-raisins-and-port-wine-in-puff-pastry/.

  33. avatar says: momoftwo

    I love a spinach and mushroom roll — a slice makes a great appetizer!

  34. avatar says: Courtney

    My fave is just with ham and cheese

  35. avatar says: caroline

    i love making potato knishes!

  36. avatar says: Nechama

    I half discovered, half invented a super yummy lunch/light dinner that works really well to-go because it’s filling, easy to eat, and you don’t need to find a place to wash.

    It’s a bit of a rip-off the classic onion tart but you fold it up so it’s more portable.
    I don’t really cook with amounts unless I’m following a recipe so they’re sort of approximated…

    Sautee 8 oz sliced mushrooms and 1 large onion in 2 tablespoons butter until golden. Add in 1/4 cup cream cheese, a splash of wine, and season to taste with salt, pepper, and basil.
    Lay out two sheets of puff pastry and fill each half with mushroom mixture. Fold over and seal.
    I like to slit the top but I don’t think it’s actually necessary-just makes it prettier.
    Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.
    (You could also spread the mixture across the entire sheet and place the other sheet atop it to serve more people at home…)

  37. Flaked Salmon in cream of mushroom soup with shredded cheese filled in a puffed pastry and broiled with more cheese on top.

  38. avatar says: yoch

    my fave is http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipe/puff-pastry-apple-purses/ but really, anything with puff pastry is delish!

  39. avatar says: caroline

    I love “choux a la creme”!

  40. avatar says: Kirsten

    My favorite is this: http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipe/puff-pastry-apple-purses/ and I also make some Napoleons that are outrageous…but I couldn’t find my recipe this morning! :)

  41. I love pastry with melted chocolate and vailla pudding mixture, it bakes up so gooey and delish…

  42. avatar says: Vicky H.

    My fave is the Jamaican Beef Patty.


  44. avatar says: dddiva

    The apple purses are the winner in our home.

  45. The Apple Purse pastries would be the hit in my home, especially with me!

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  46. Potato knishes! What else?

  47. avatar says: Erica C.

    I like puff pastries used in chicken pot pies…yum.

  48. avatar says: Renee

    Puff pastry apple purses! Yum

  49. avatar says: Karen

    My friend makes awesome Serbian mushroom pies and cheese pies. Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. I love to use it with pears, cherries and mushrooms

  51. avatar says: Jackee S.

    My favorite puff pastry recipe is a tomato and feta tart. I actually crave it.

  52. The deli roll looks really good!!

  53. avatar says: deana c

    My favorite puff pastry dish is spanikopita.

  54. avatar says: Mary W

    raspberry turnovers with cream cheese in the filling- heavenly!

  55. I think the Salmon Encroute would be the most divine meal!

  56. avatar says: valancia

    Potato knishes!

    skyxsky27 @ gmail dot com

  57. avatar says: Deb S

    The Puff Pastry Apple Purses are great.


  58. Individual Puff Pastry Apple Pies.. just like the puff purses :) YUMMM

  59. avatar says: ian isk

    Salmon Encroute look awesome

  60. avatar says: erma

    The Apple Purse pastries looks awesome.

  61. we love the apple purses

  62. my favorite is baklava

  63. avatar says: Kate S

    I like this recipe called Chocolate Bags in a Raspberry Pool- super delicious!

  64. avatar says: DanV

    My favorite is Baked Brie with California Raisins and Port Wine in Puff Pastry – http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipe/baked-brie-with-california-raisins-and-port-wine-in-puff-pastry/

  65. avatar says: SaraLee E

    my favorite is the easy deli roll
    s8r8l33 at yahoo dot com

  66. avatar says: Paige

    I like to make a jam tart for weekend breakfasts using puff pastry and my homemade raspberry jam.

  67. avatar says: Sand

    These sesame seed turnovers my mom makes.

  68. Apple Turnovers are my favorite.

  69. Chocolate turnovers-oh man!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  70. avatar says: Donna K

    I like apple turnovers.

  71. I am 9 months pregnant and LOVE apples so the Apple Purses look delicious, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  72. avatar says: SarahG

    I love borekas and savory meat pastries.

  73. avatar says: Dena

    Deli Roll all the way! :) we add on a layer of mashed potatoes on top of the deli meat!

  74. avatar says: Mimi

    The apple purses for sure.

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