Allow us to paint a picture for you: you’re sitting on your porch, the fall is not only crisp, but the clouds are rolling in heavy and it smells like rain. You’ve got a fresh cup of your favorite coffee, a book that you’ve been dying to read for months, and all the time in the world. What could possibly be missing? A warm, soft pastry. Or three. We would never judge. Here are our favorite pastry recipes to keep on hand for when the time is right.
An apple pastry is a go-to during the fall months because it’s the perfect excuse to spend a day lost in the orchards picking our own apples to bake with. This recipe requires apples, raisins, rum, and puff pastry to create a strudel that tastes like the perfect fall day. And the best part? This beauty is topped off with a delicious cinnamon glaze. We do recommend baking this strudel on parchment paper to save you from a sticky mess in case the filling starts to seep out during baking. Get the full instructions here!
Lemon Curd Puff Pastry Tarts
Sure these flaky pastry tarts filled with creamy lemon curd look like you would need to spend hours in the kitchen making them, but these little fellas only take about 30 minutes to make. Aside from puff pastries, the ingredient list is small and is composed of mostly pantry staples, so they’re an all-around win. If lemon curd isn’t really your thing, you can fill your tarts with preserves, fresh fruit, or cream cheese. Get the full recipe here!
Chocolate Puff Pastry
You will never see us turn away chocolate and when it’s being served to us by way of a puff pastry? Game over, we’ll take the lot. These puff pastries only require three ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time. They make for a great breakfast or brunch option and of course, pair well with a hot cup of coffee. Get the full recipe here!
This one is for all of our cookie butter lovers. These Biscoff swirls are part puff pastry, part cookie butter, and part Biscoff cookie making them the ultimate pastry to dunk in your tea or coffee. Make sure that as you twist your dough you do this nice and tight so the end result is a perfectly swirled pastry! And before you serve these guys up, give them a light dusting of powdered sugar. Get the full recipe here!