Puff Pastry Shells


These are fairly simple to make, and once baked the real fun begins, as they can hold so many amazing fillings, both sweet and savory. The key is making sure your puff pastry dough is very firm, and very cold, preferably still partially frozen, before you start cutting it. You want nice clean cuts, because if you mash the layers of pastry together, your shells will not rise as high, and they can also bake into some strange shapes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 4 sheets frozen puff pastry


  1. Beat egg and water together in a small bowl.

  2. Cut two rounds from each sheet of puff pastry using a 3-inch round cutter, forming 8 circles. Use a 2 1/2-inch round cutter to cut through 4 of the rounds. Place entire cut round on top of an un-cut round. Brush each with egg mixture.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

    close up view of Puff Pastry Shells on a wooden boar next to a rolling pin and cookie cutters
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1346 Calories
93g Fat
109g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 93g 119%
Saturated Fat 24g 118%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 618mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 109g 40%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 164mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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