Puff Pastry Flowers: the delicious, impressive dessert recipe you’ll make in no time

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

If you’re looking for an impressive but still easy dessert or snack recipe that you can whip up in minutes, then you’ll love these Puff Pastry Flowers! With just two ingredients (yes, we really mean only two!), you can make this delicious treat. We think you might even get away with eating it for breakfast too!

It’s perfect for those days when you have a craving or when unexpected guests arrive. Crispy on the outside, and sweet on the inside. Serve the Puff Pastry Flowers with a dusting of powdered sugar, or a dollop of fresh cream. You and your guests will love these pretty treats!


If you're using frozen puff pastry, make sure it is completely thawed so it’s pliable enough to roll out but still cold. The best is to leave it to thaw overnight in the fridge instead of leaving it on the kitchen counter at room temperature.

For this recipe, you can use homemade strawberry jam or the store-bought option.

If the pastry is too warm, it won’t puff enough. To make sure you get a nice puff, place the formed flowers in the fridge for half an hour.

The oven should be hot about 180°–200°C/375°-400°F, but not so hot that the pastry flowers burn. If you see they brown too quickly, you can place a sheet of foil loosely on top.

Make sure to flour the surface, this will prevent the pastry from sticking when you’re creating the circles.

If you prefer a nice shine on the pastry, brush it with whisked egg just before baking.

Leave the pastry flowers to cool completely before you add the filling.

Puff Pastry Flowers Variation Ideas

Feel free to use other fillings for these puff pastry flowers. Any other jam flavor or fruit preserve, chocolate spread like Nutella, caramel like dulce de leche, custard, or whipped cream.

Make a savory puff pastry pizza flower by using tomato puree, dried oregano, grated mozzarella, and cooked bacon.

How To Store Puff Pastry Flowers

Store the puff pastry flowers in an airtight container (at room temperature) for up to 2 days. Allow the pastry to cool down completely before storing.

If you want, you can also freeze the tarts. Allow to cool completely. Place in a freezer bag or airtight container, and freeze for up to 2 months. Allow to thaw in the fridge before freezing.

Finish off the puff pastry flowers with a dusting of powdered sugar.

cold puff pastry
Strawberry jam

How To Make Puff Pastry Flowers

Unroll the dough onto a floured surface. Use a large cookie cutter or glass to cut out circles.

Wrap six of the dough circles over the rim of a glass.

Place another circle on top, then carefully flip it over to reveal a flower shape.

Place the flowers on a baking sheet and bake at 170°C (340°F) for 20 minutes.

Fill the pastry flowers with spoonful of the strawberry jam.

Serve and enjoy!

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