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Puff Pastry Shells

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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30 m servings 1346
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1346 calories; 93.1 108.8 19.2 46 618 Full nutrition

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Watch the video before making these! I made these twice; once without watching the video and once after I'd watched it. Both times I used gluten free pastry and imagine this may be the reason th...

Loved how easy and stunning on a buffet, will use again!

I watched the video, well worth it. Chef John makes it so easy! I though mine had thawed too much so after cutting and egg washing them I popped them in the freezer for about 15 minutes and cr...

These were fun to make and they came out perfect. Being from Philadelphia, I filled them with thinly sliced steak, fried onions and peppers and then I poured cheese sauce over the top - a puff p...