Pastry Recipes

Find tried-and-true recipes for cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, doughnuts, fritters, Danish, croissants, and other breakfast pastries.

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Apple Turnovers

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Delicious, yet so easy to make. Anyone can do these classic apple turnovers!

Almond Bear Claws

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These flaky Danish pastries are a time-consuming project, but they're a perfect way to show people how much you love them! I like serving them at special brunches. The puff pastry dough and almond filling can be made ahead of time, and the pastries can be frozen before baking.

Breakfast Kolaches

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This is a recipe that my family has created for a portable breakfast. It uses a bread machine for the dough preparation. The filling can be with a variety of things. We like the sausage, cheese, and hash browns for a breakfast meal. I prepare the recipe by filling the kolaches the night before, and keeping them in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, I set out the kolaches to warm to room temperature while the oven is preheating, and then cook them for a quick, hot breakfast.

Danish Cinnamon Snails

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Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally served with coffee or tea at Christmas time, and they are to die for!
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Plain Cake Doughnuts

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A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or a confectioners' sugar glaze.
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Apple Cheese Danish

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This is a great recipe and looks like it came from a professional bakery. It isn't hard--just a little time-consuming.

Traditional Layered French Croissants

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Crisp buttery outer layers and a soft, delicate interior make these delectable croissants melt in your mouth.

Danish Pastry

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Rich buttery flaky dough that turns pastries into a sinful delight. Worth the effort and extra work involved.

Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate-Filled Croissant)

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This light, flaky French-style croissant roll is filled with delicious chocolate. The entire family will love it! Using the bread machine saves a lot of energy.

Jelly Doughnuts

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You can use any flavor of jelly or jam to make this recipe. Serve plain, sugared, or frosted.

Swedish Kringles

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This is a flaky bar-type treat that my mom made many times when I was a kid. It is a tasty almond-flavored treat that is nice at Christmastime!

Grandma Skeet's Prune Kolaches

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This is a Czech Pastry my Grandma use to make with a homemade prune filling and streusel topping. I changed it a little so I could use the bread machine. They are worth the hard work!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Best Pastries

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Danish Kringle

"Perfect! Dont change a thing! I use it for cheese Danish." – Autumn Eckert

Cinnamon Rolls II

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I make these the night before and bake them in the morning. My family and friends can't stay out of them. They are very moist and decadently rich.