I was getting tired of my normal oatmeal breakfast and decided to change things up and make breakfast in a puff pastry pocket. This savory pastry is similar to a croissant breakfast sandwich like these on cremedeladrumb. However, since you are starting with puff pastry dough rather than a pre-made croissant, they are super buttery, light and flaky.
Similar to a hand pie but with a breakfast filling. With a spicy cheese, egg and sausage mixture, they start out savory but have a touch of sweetness from the apples. If you’re looking for a unique breakfast idea for a group or just need to change up your breakfast routine, you’ll love this easy puff pastry recipe.
What is the BEST puff pastry to use for breakfast puff pastries
Puff pastry is dough layered with butter. When it bakes the steam is released causing the layers to separate and puff up creating hundred of layers. Want to make your own puff pastry, she makes it look pretty easy here. If you don’t want to make your own then find one that contains butter.
There are only two puff pastry brands that I currently use for baking and that is Dufour and Trader Joe’s. They both contain BUTTER, with Dufour, it’s the first ingredient. I prefer Dufour as it produces a flakier pastry and that extra butter creates an even better breakfast pastry. Dufour comes in just one sheet that is 14 ounces and will need to be rolled out into about a 14 inch square for this recipe.
On the other hand, Trader Joe’s puff pastry is still a great choice. It comes with 2 sheets that are thinner for a total of 18.3 ounces. If using Trader Joe’s puff pastry, you will not need to roll the dough, just cut each sheet into 8 rectangles and increase the filling so that you have enough for 8 pockets. Trader Joe’s puff pastry is only brought out in November and December, but the price is only $3.99, Dufour will set you back for about $10.
If you use Pepperidge Farm, the recipe will still be good, but Pepperidge Farm puff pastry does not contain butter. Keep that in mind if you’re vegan.
For breakfast puff pastry pockets, you can be creative with what you put inside. My favorite filling is Neese’s sausage, a peppery cheddar cheese and then a couple of slices of cooked apples. I love apples in savory dishes like in this apple and Italian sausage pie. Each bite has the flaky buttery pastry along with a spicy slightly sweet filling. If you don’t have a local sausage that you love, Neese’s ships in the US. We love it here in the Carolinas.
How do you make breakfast puff pastry pockets
These are simple and easy to make with just a few ingredients. You can assemble them in 15 minutes and then bake for 20.
Looking for more puff pastry breakfast ideas
- English muffin melts are great for breakfast or brunch made with egg salad
- Quiche with caramelized onions will be a hit for egg lovers
- Need breakfast on the go, make a batch of breakfast burritos to eat in the car
- Prosciutto cups are great for a brunch
If you love PUFF PASTRY here are some more recipes to try
- Pinwheels with spinach and prosciutto are a great appetizer
- A berry braid looks fancy but is very easy to make
- If you like cherries, these hand pies are yummy
- Mini croque monsieurs are to die for
If you make Breakfast Puff Pastry Pockets, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! I would love to see your creation.
Breakfast Puff Pastry Pockets
- 8 ounces Breakfast sausage
- 3 eggs beaten
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese grated
- ½ apple sliced thin
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 14 ounce puff pastry sheet
- 1 egg for egg wash
- Preheat oven to 425º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add sausage to a skillet and cook over medium heat until cooked through, breaking it apart as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.
- Beat the eggs with a fork and add to the skillet stirring until the eggs are softly cooked. Add salt if needed. Add 1/2 cup of cheese and stir to combine.
- In a small skillet heat butter over medium heat and add thinly sliced apples. Cook until the apples are soft.
- Roll out the puff pastry into a square and then divide the square into 6 equal squares. Place the sausage egg mixture in the center of each square and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Add a slice or two of apple. Bring the corners to the center and pinch the sides together.
- Combine 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water and beat with a fork. Brush the egg wash over the pastry and bake for 18-20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.