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Puff Pastry Appetizers

Smoked salmon puff pastry bites are easy and delicious appetizer made with crispy puff pastry shells, filled with whipped cream cheese, and topped with smoked salmon.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 puff pastry bites
Calories 175kcal
Author Aleksandra


  • 1 sheet puff pastry about 10 ounces or 285g
  • 8 ounces (225g) cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 7 ounces (200g) smoked salmon
  • fresh dill to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Your puff pastry should be about 1/8-inch (3-4 mm) thick, if it’s thicker and square roll it out on a piece of parchment paper into a 9×15 inches (23x38cm) rectangle.
  • Cut the puff pastry into 3-inch (7-8 cm) squares (3 rows, 5 columns). Scroll down to see step by step photos for a reference.
  • Spray generously a muffin tray with cooking/baking spray or grease it with vegetable oil.
  • Place each puff pastry square in the center of each muffin cup. Prick the centers with a fork.
  • Bake the pastry shells for 10 minutes then reduce the temperature to 325°F (160°C) and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Take the pastry shells out of the muffin pan and place on a cooling rack.
  • Prepare the whipped cream cheese: Add cream cheese, chopped dill, lemon juice, and milk in a medium bowl and beat with a mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • When the pastry shells are at room temperature, spoon a heaped teaspoon of the cream cheese on each pastry shell using two teaspoons (if you want it to look prettier you can transfer the cream cheese mixture into a piping bag fitter with a star tip and pipe the cheese into the pastry shells).
  • Top with pieces of smoked salmon – I cut the salmon into strips and rolled them up.
  • Decorate with small twigs of dill.
  • Enjoy!


Calories = 1 puff pastry bite (1/15 of the recipe). This is only an estimate!


Calories: 175kcal