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Delicious Mini Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers

Delicious Mini Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers

If you’re looking for an appetizer for your holiday party that will impress your guests while at the same time being super easy to make, then these delicious Mini Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers are just the thing.

Even if you’ve never made any kind of pastry before, you can make these mini puff pastry cones. They’re made with puff pastry that you can find in the freezer section of your local grocery store.

Once they’re baked and cooled, fill them with your favorite dip and arrange on a tray with the other appetizers. Your guests are going to think you spent hours in the kitchen when in truth they take less than half an hour to make.

The mini puffed pastry cones can even be made the day before and stored in an airtight container until the night of your party. Then right before your guests arrive, fill them with shrimp, crab or spinach dip.

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How to Make Mini Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers

To make the Puff Pastry Cones you will need:

About an hour before you want to start making the puff pastry cones, take the frozen puff pastry out of the freezer and allow to thaw. It can also be thawed in the fridge overnight.

Preheat your oven to 425ºF. You’ll want it at full temperature when you put the tray of mini puffed pastry cones into the oven.

Prep your work area so that everything is ready.

Have a glass of water and pastry brush ready.

Area prepped and ready for rolling out the puff pastry to make the puff pastry cones

Make sure that the metal pastry horns are clean and dry.

12 Metal pastry horns in a white bowl

Grease the pastry horns well.

Greased metal pastry horns

Add a light dusting of flour to the pastry cloth.

Dusting the pastry mat with flour in preparation for rolling the puff pastry

Roll the puff pastry into a 16″ X 10″ rectangle.

Puff pastry rolled out to make the Puff Pastry Cones

Use a ruler to make one long edge of the puff pastry straight.

And why yes, for you eagle eyed quilters out there, that is a 24 inch quilting ruler.

For you non-quilting bakers, a plain straight edge ruler can be used but I must say, a quilting ruler made cutting even strips sooo quick and easy.

Trim one edge of the rolled puff pastry straight

Cut a half inch strip of puff pastry.

Use a ruler to measure a half inch strip of puff pastry

Brush water along the strip.

Brush the strip of puff pastry with water

Lay the tip of the pastry horn on the end of the strip and start rolling.

Begin rolling the strip of puff pastry onto the metal pastry horn

Continue to roll the strip of puff pastry on to the pastry horn. See how I keep the strip centered as I roll.

Continue rolling the strip of puff pastry on the metal pastry horn

Lap the end of the strip over the other strips as shown.

Wrap the end of the puff pastry strip around the top of the puff pastry cone

Give the pastry cone a gentle squeeze to meld the layers together.

Gently squeezing the puff pastry cone to meld them together.

Continue to cut and roll until you’ve filled all the pastry horns.

I had about a 3 and a half inch strip of puff pastry left, so I cut it into 3″ squares to make puff pastry pinwheels.

Five 3 inch squares of puff pastry

To make the pinwheel, make diagonal cuts as shown below without cutting all the way to the center.

Diagonal slices cut in the puff pastry square

Fold in one point of each triangle.

A pastry scraper makes a good lifter for transferring the puff pastry pinwheel to the baking tray.

Puff pastry pinwheel on a metal scraper

Here they are ready to go in the oven.

Puff pastry cones and pinwheels ready to go in the oven

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Now you are going to have to babysit them during this time. Start checking at the 10 minute mark. If you’ve made pinwheels, they cook a little faster then the puff pastry cones.

You will need to remove the tray from the oven when the pinwheels turn a light golden brown and then return the tray to the oven for the cones to finish baking.

An easier way would be to have the pinwheels and cones on two different trays but I had used the rest of my trays making other appetizers as you’ll see in a minute.

Once the puff pastry cones are a nice golden brown, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool in the metal cones for 5 minutes.

Then remove the metal cones and transfer the puff pastry cones to a cooling rack.

Mini Puff Pastry Cones out of the oven and cooling

Allow to cool completely.

Mini puff pastry cones cooling on a rack

If you’ve made them the day before your party, store in an air tight container.

Placing the mini puff pastry cones into an air tight container

Just before the party, fill the puff pastry cones with your favorite filling.

These were filled with my Sweet Chili Shrimp Dip.

Start filling them with a spoon and then use a chopstick to push the filling down into the pastry cone.

Using a chopstick to push the filling into the mini puff pastry cone appetizer

Fill them until they are slightly mounded with filling at the end.

Mini Puffed Pastry Cone Appetizer filled with Sweet Chili Shrimp Dip

Add a sprig of fresh dill weed to make them pretty.

Sprig of dill added to the Mini Puff Pastry Appetizer Cone

Arrange the filled Mini Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers on a plate and add them to your party table.

Mini Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers filled with Sweet Chili Shrimp Dip garnished with a sprig of fresh dill weed

In case you were wondering what happened to the puff pastry pinwheels, a small spoonful of cream cheese was added to the center and then smoked salmon roses were placed on top with sprigs of dill for the rose leaves.

Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers on a plate with puff pastry pinwheels

Now we’re ready to have a party!!

Four plates filled with party food


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  • Beverly
    November 29, 2018 9:02 am

    I never would have thought to make my own pastry cones. These would be a wonderful addition to a holiday buffet.

  • Jenny
    November 29, 2018 7:24 am

    Honestly I just learned so much from this post. Now I know how to make those cute shapes. I love how you can fill them with so many different things- love the variety.

  • Leanna
    November 29, 2018 12:02 am

    These so look good, I actually bought puff pastry yesterday. I am so going to make these cones with them. Thank you for the idea.

  • T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
    November 28, 2018 10:30 pm

    This looks like an amazing appetizer! I love the cones! Pinning!

  • Carlee
    November 28, 2018 10:02 pm

    What beautiful starters. They look like they would be really complicated at first sight, but you make it seem really doable!

  • Heather
    November 28, 2018 6:18 pm

    These pastries are so adorable & festive! I’ve never heard of a pasty horn before. I need to add that to my wish list.

    • Marie | DIY Adulation
      November 28, 2018 7:14 pm

      I’m so glad I’m not the only person who had no idea pastry horns were a thing. Lol!

  • Marie InteriorFrugalista
    November 28, 2018 11:44 am

    They look so pretty and sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • Mary
    November 28, 2018 10:09 am

    Those look delicious and so pretty too.

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