vol au vent pastry

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Are you in dire need of some delicious finger food recipes to serve at your next Christmas or New Years Eve party? Well, you’re in luck! These Vol Au Vent recipes done 4 ways will reign top of the finger food platter. This French puff pastry is easy to make and the 4 different stuffing styles are so tasty! Watch how we make this Vol Au Vent pastry. Enjoy!

Vol Au Vent Recipes

For the Vol Au Vent Pastry:

vol au vent recipe

Ingredients:

  • 350g Puffy pastry sheets
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  1. Lay out your puff pastry and take your small and medium sized cookie cutters (or a small and medium glass) and begin to cut out your pastry.
  2. Place your cut out pastry onto a baking sheet with a mat. Then, use a fork to mark the bottom of your pastry. This will prevent our pastry from inflating.
  3. Whisk your egg in a bowl and then take a brush and begin to brush your pastry with the egg mixture.
  4. Bake at 350⁰F/180⁰C for 20-25 mins.

For the Vol Au Vent Stuffing:

1. Salmon Breeze

Ingredients:

  • 25g Salmon
  • 75g Philadelphia cream cheese (4 tbsp)
  • Lime
  • Chives

Instructions:

  1. Combine your salmon and cream cheese.
  2. Place into a piping bag and fill your pastry with the salmon and cream cheese mixture.
  3. Top off with more salmon, a slice of lime, and chives.
  4. Serve and enjoy your Salmon Breeze Vol Au Vent!

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2. Sweet Apple

Ingredients:

  • 50g Brie
  • 15g mascarpone
  • ¼ of Apple
  • Honey
  • Hazelnuts or walnuts

Instructions:

  1. Combine cream cheese and brie cheese.
  2. Place into a piping bag and fill your pastry with the cheese mixture.
  3. Drizzle with honey and garnish with a slice of apple and crushed hazelnuts or walnuts.
  4. Serve and enjoy your Sweet Apple Vol Au Vent!

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3. Balsamic Cream

vol au ventIngredients:

  • 20g Brie
  • 40g Mascarpone
  • 1tbsp hazelnuts or walnuts
  • Balsamic glaze/reduction

Instructions:

  1. Combine cream cheese and brie cheese.
  2. Place into a piping bag and fill your pastry with the cheese mixture.
  3. Top with crushed hazelnuts or walnuts and a balsamic glaze.
  4. Serve and enjoy your Balsamic Cream Vol Au Vent!

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4. Pizza Bites

vol au ventIngredients:

  • 15g Parmesan cheese
  • 75g Tomato sauce

Instructions:

  1. Combine parmesan cheese and tomato sauce.
  2. Taking a spoon, fill your pastry with this tomato and cheese mixture.
  3. Top with sliced cheese.
  4. Serve and enjoy your Pizza Bite-esque Vol Au Vent!

We hope you enjoyed this French appetizer recipe and our video tutorial. If you did enjoy, please check out our other recipes for your upcoming Christmas festivities such as this Christmas Cookie Recipe and this Christmas Italian Panettone Recipe.