Dessert puff pastry recipes are popular, and one of the easiest to make is apple turnovers. Another great use of puff pastry is demonstrated in a recipe for chicken pot pie topped with puff pastry in a lattice design. Puff pastry with salmon filling is another excellent recipe.
Most of the work in making apple turnovers goes into preparing the filling, which includes Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice. The filling is cooked in a skillet pan until thick and spooned into prepared puff pastry squares. Puff pastry turnover recipes are versatile, and a salmon and spinach stuffing is a healthy alternative.
Many puff pastry recipes use prepared pastry purchased at the store, but cooks can make puff pastry from scratch. A good homemade puff pastry recipe uses four simple ingredients: all-purpose flour, salt, unsalted butter and cold water. Homemade puff pastry tends to be time-consuming. Cold butter must be cut into the flour mixture until it becomes crumbly. Cooks must then carefully mix water into the flour, after which the dough requires kneading and rolling. After working the dough, it must be covered and chilled and then folded and rolled again before it's ready to be chilled for baking.