Puff Pastry Party Appetizers

Turn puff pastry into “ghosts” for a festive and delicious Halloween party appetizer. They make a tasty snack and a fabulous presentation!

Halloween party appetizer recipe

Puff Pastry Ghosts on a skewer are easy to make and eat

I’ve been making party appetizers for so many years – it’s the most common way we entertain. Between cocktail parties, ladies nights, baby and bridal showers, etc. I’ve amassed quite a collection of go-to recipes.

One of my favorite and most often used ingredients when making party appetizers is puff pastry sheets. I was DELIGHTED {to say the least} to work with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry on this seasonal recipe challenge. I turned a couple of easy ingredients into a fun Halloween party appetizer for adults, or snack for kids. These would be great to serve the little goblins before they head out to trick-or-treat for the night.

I also changed up the ingredients slightly to make these puff pastry cheese skewers that work for any time you entertain at home.

Turn this puff pastry party appetizer into "ghosts" for Halloween. See the recipe and details here.

Halloween Party Appetizers – puff pastry ghosts

  • 1 sheet frozen Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, thawed according to package
  • 1/2 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 18 8-inch wooden skewers
  • Capers and cream cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Sprinkle a work surface with flour, and 1/2 of the cheese. The pastry is folded into 3 sections – brush the outside of the pastry sheet with water as you unfold it onto the flour & cheese surface. You should have the pastry sheet wet-side down.  I like to use a rolling pin at this point and go over the flat pastry to stretch it out slightly, and to go over the creases of the folds.

Brush the top of the pastry sheet with water, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and herbs. Press the cheese mixture lightly into the surface of the pastry with your hands or a rolling pin.

Use a pizza cutter to cut the pastry sheet into 1/2-inch strips – you should get about 16-18.

Thread the pastry strips accordion-style onto the skewers {see above}. Place skewers onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Keep remaining skewers in refrigerator until ready to bake.

Bake 10 minutes and check to see if they’re done. Add up to 5 more minutes until pastry is cooked through.

Remove and let cool on a wire rack.

To Make Ghosts: The shape of the pastries looks like little puffy ghosts. Dot one side of a caper with cream cheese and attach to the prepared pastry as “eyes.” Let set and serve.

TIP:  These are great appetizers, or use them as an accompaniment to soup, salad, chili, etc.

The results are these light, flaky, cheesy skewers, with a party-perfect presentation.  Since they’re on skewers you can stand them up in a dish {dressed up with our FREE printable tags} or lay them on a tray.  The skewer makes them easy to hold and eat.
Turn this puff pastry party appetizer into "ghosts" for Halloween. See the recipe and details here.

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  1. OMG – I can imagine these with gooey gobbs of melted cheese in between each fold of pastry!!!!

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