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Easy and Delicious Shrimp Puff Pastry Recipe

This delicious shrimp puff pastry recipe with it’s buttery shrimp filling nestled inside a miniature homemade pastry shell is a surprisingly easy appetizer to make.

platter full of shrimp puff pastry appetizer

Tasty Mini Shrimp Puff Pastry

With it’s dense white meat and mild flavor, shrimp for many is a seafood favorite. It can be combined with a variety of different ingredients making unique, tasty dishes such as our simple and savory shrimp scampi. To make meal planning simpler, buy shrimp already cleaned, deveined and shelled.

Baked inside mini muffin tins, these shrimp puff pastries are the perfect bite-sized appetizer.

mini shrimp puff pastry

Shrimp Puff Pastry Ingredients

Ingredients for making 2 dozen miniature shrimp puff pastries.

Pastry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 tbsp light cream cheese

Filling

  • 2 cups shrimp, deveined and shells removed, cut in to cubes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 tbsp flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
chopped shrimp

Making a Shrimp Puff Pastry Appetizer

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Preparing the Pastry

In a mixer, combine flour, butter and cream cheese.

Mix until dough forms a ball and cleans the sides of the bowl.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes.

Prepare the Filling

Add butter, onion and garlic and parsley to the pan on stove top. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the shrimp, along with some salt and pepper and mix together. Saute for another 1 minute.

saute the shrimp puff pastry filling

Combine cool water with flour until you have a smooth milky mixture.

Add the flour water mixture to the pan, stir together a few times and put aside to cool before filling cups.

stirring the shrimp puff pastry filling

Assembling the Shrimp Puff Pastry

Remove dough from the fridge and shape dough into 2 dozen 1-inch balls. Place each in a paper-lined or greased miniature (1 ¾”-inch) muffin cup. Press dough on bottom and sides of each cup.

Getting the Scalloped Edge along Pastry

Alternatively, to get the scalloped edge on the mini pastries, remove the dough from the fridge and roll out.

Use a cookie cutter with a scalloped edge and cut out circle shapes. The cookie cutters need to be larger than the diameter of the muff cups.

Press the dough circles into the muffin cups.

Adding the Filling

Preheat oven to 365F.

Scoop 1 tbsp of the cool shrimp filling and place inside each cup.

filling inside pastry to make shrimp puff pastry appetizer

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set. Cool in pans on a wire rack before serving.

delicious and savory puff pastry

Savory Shrimp Puff Pastry

Jane and Sonja
With it's buttery, garlic shrimp filling inside a flaky homemade pastry makes this savory shrimp puff pastry recipe a must-try appetizer.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 334 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pastry

  • 1 cup flour, all purpose
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 tbsp cream cheese, light

Filling

  • 2 cups shrimp, cubed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 tbsp flour, all purpose
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Prepare the Pastry

  • In a mixer, combine flour, butter and cream cheese.
  • Mix until dough forms a ball and cleans the sides of the bowl.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes.

Prepare the Filling

  • Add butter, onion and garlic and parsley to the pan on stove top. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp, along with some salt and pepper and mix together. Saute for another 1 minute.
  • Combine cool water with flour until you have a smooth milky mixture.
  • Add the flour water mixture to the pan, stir together a few times and put aside to cool before filling cups.

Assembling the Shrimp Puff Pastry

  • Remove dough from the fridge and shape dough into 2 dozen 1-inch balls. Place each in a paper-lined or greased miniature (1 ¾”-inch) muffin cup.
  • Press dough on bottom and sides of each cup.
  • Scoop 1 tbsp of the cool shrimp filling and place inside each cup.
  • Bake in a 365°F preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set.
  • Cool in pans on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 13gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 575mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 786IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 2mg
Keyword appetizers, shrimp
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Cindy Kirkessner

Friday 18th of June 2021

What temperature do you bake them at? How long

Charles Johnson

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Is there a gluten free flour that can be used to make this gluten free?

Heidi

Thursday 24th of September 2020

HI.

Are these good at room temp or do they need to be warm?

Thank you.

Jane and Sonja

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Hi Heidi. They are better warm but can be at room temp. If you aren't planning on serving right away we actually like them cooler, out of the fridge. Hope that helps! Jane

Judine Thomas

Monday 3rd of August 2020

How did you get the pretty design for the pastry?

Jane and Sonja

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Hi Judine. We used a scalloped cookie cutter to cut out the rounds similar to these on Amazon (our referal link): https://amzn.to/3fq3439. Kind regards, Jane

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