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’re starting with frozen 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 this is so easy to customize, or maybe you just need to change up your breakfast routine. Either way you’ll love this easy puff pastry recipe made with Dufour puff pastry.
What is the BEST puff pastry to use for breakfast puff pastry recipes
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. 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’s 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 squares 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, and the price is only $3.99, Dufour will set you back about $10. If it’s not the holidays, I use Dufour puff pastry. This is not a sponsored post.
If you use Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, 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.
If you don’t want sausage inside the pocket, add some sausage balls to your brunch menu instead.
What you’ll need for buttery pastry pockets
- puff pastry
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.
FAQ’s and Tips
Try to find a puff pastry that contains butter like Dufour or Trader Joe’s.
You can assemble these the night before and then bake before serving.
If you have any left over, re-heat in a toaster oven or regular oven for about 5-10 minutes at 350º. Do not warm them in the toaster oven, they will get rubbery.
You can substitute any meat as long as it’s already cooked, try bacon, Italian sausage or chicken sausage. You can increase the amount of eggs or leave them out all together. These are very adaptable.
Looking for more puff pastry breakfast ideas
- Egg melts are great for breakfast or brunch made with egg salad
- Quiche will be a hit for egg lovers
- Need breakfast on the go, make a batch of breakfast tortillas to eat in the car
- Egg cups are great for a brunch
- A strawberry braid looks fancy but is very easy to make
If you love Dufour PUFF PASTRY recipes try these appetizers
- Puff pastry rolls with spinach are a great appetizer
- Hand held croque monsieurs are to die for
- Puff pastry with caramelized onions
- Fig tart with goat cheese
- Sausage in puff pastry
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 ½ 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 ½ 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.
Barbara's Tips + Notes
- Try using dufour pastry if possible for a more buttery pastry.
- Using a pastry mat or slipat to roll out the pastry will make it easier to handle.
- If the pastry gets to0 warm and hard to deal with, put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
- Let the sausage, egg mixture cool a little before adding to the pastry.
- When forming the baskets, make sure to pinch the dough together to keep it from opening while baking.
- Freeze or refrigerate any left over and warm up in a toaster oven or regular oven.
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