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Puff Pastry Pizza with Blue Cheese, Apples & Kale Chips

Puff Pastry Pizza is an easy & delicious way to make pizza – here it’s deliciously salty, savory & subtly sweet, topped with a mild blue cheese, sliced red apples, green asparagus and crumbled up kale chips.

Perfect as an indulgent dinner for two, an appetizer or as part of a buffet or tapas spread!

close-up of puff pastry pizza with blue cheese, apples and kale chips
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Why this recipe works

  • Easy to make with frozen store-bought puff pastry
  • Salty tanginess that’s not too overpowering when you use a mild blue cheese
  • Subtle sweetness from red apples to balance the blue cheese
  • Earthy yumminess & added health points with in-season green asparagus
  • Salty crispiness from the Kale chips and adding lemon to them provides an extra boost of freshness
  • Perfect for dinner, an appetizer or as part of a buffet or tapasspread
picking up a piece of puff pastry pizza with blue cheese, apples and kale chips

How to Make Kale Chips

Start by separating your kale into smaller pieces, making sure to remove the hard stem. You can use the chopped & bagged kale for this, just make sure to check for pieces of stem and remove them.

process shot - seasoning kale for kale chips
Seasoning kale for kale chips

Then place all your Kale in a bowl and add olive oil, a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon.

process shot - massaging kale for kale chips
Don’t forget to massage your kale – it breaks down the tough fibers and makes it nicer to eat

Mix well and massage your Kale for a few minutes. This breaks down the tough fibers of the kale and makes it a lot nicer to eat.

process shot - placing massaged and seasoned kale on an oven tray
Spread out your massaged & seasoned kale on an oven tray lined with baking paper

Pour out onto an oven tray lined with baking paper and spread out evenly.

Bake in the oven at 150 C / 300 F for 15-20 minutes. Check after 15 minutes to ensure they’re not burning, and leave for another five if they need a bit more crisp.

process shot - finished kale chips fresh from the oven
Finished Kale chips fresh from the oven

Take out from the oven and set aside to cool down & get the final crisp. Meanwhile, make your puff pastry pizzas!

closeup of puff pastry pizza with blue cheese

How to Make Puff Pastry Pizza with Blue Cheese, Apples & Kale Chips

Start by bringing out your frozen puff pastry and let it thaw until soft. This takes about 15 minutes, if you turn it once or twice.

processshot - puff pastry dough rolled out onto parchment paper
Puff pastry dough rolled out and transferred to baking paper

Once thawed, roll it out as thin as possible with a rolling pin and place on an oven tray lined with baking paper.

process shot - spreading creme fraiche on puff pastry
Spread your crème fraîche on your puff pastry before cutting the corners and seasoning

Then start with the first layer – the crème fraîche. Scoop out one heaping tablespoon of crème fraîche on each piece of puff pastry and spread it out evenly.

Cut a notch in each corner of the puff pastry – this helps make the pizza turn out nice and not too puffed up.

Then season with fresh ground black pepper.

process shot - adding sliced blue cheese, sliced apples and chopped asparagus
Adding sliced blue cheese, sliced apples and chopped asparagus

Now add the sliced cheese evenly, and follow with apple slices and chopped asparagus.

process shot - finished puff pastry pizza with blue cheese before going into the oven

When you’re satisfied with your toppings (the kale chips will be added later!), bake your pizzas in the oven at 225 C / 440 F for 15 minutes.

process shot - topping the finished puff pastry pizza with kale chips
After baking, top your Puff Pastry Pizza with crumbled up kale chips

When your pizzas are beautifully golden brown, remove from the oven and bring out your kale chips. Grab a handful, and crush them up sightly while spreading out over the pizzas. And now you’re ready to serve!

top view of puff pastry pizza

How to Serve Puff Pastry Pizza

This puff pastry pizza is a yummy indulgent lunch or dinner – and each pizza will feed one very hungry person.

More commonly though, I serve puff pastry pizza as an appetizer or as part of a buffet or tapas spread. Each pizza makes 6 good-sized pieces so as an appetizer or as part of a larger spread, one pizza will be enough for 3-6 people.

Not sure what to pair it with? Well if you ask me, it goes wonderfully well with my good old favorites Feta Stuffed Dates and Bacon Wrapped Dates. But I sure wouldn’t mind it as a starter for a Shrimp Risotto either!

puff pastry pizza with one slice missing

Have you made puff pastry pizza before? Or maybe you’ll make it now? Let me know in the comments below! And while you’re at it – if you leave a review as well you’ll really make my day!

close-up of puff pastry pizza with blue cheese, apples and kale chips

Puff Pastry Pizza with Blue Cheese, Apples & Kale Chips

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack, Tapas
Cuisine: European
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 pizzas
Calories: 1010kcal

Ingredients

Kale Chips with Lemon

  • 100 g Kale weight refers to chopped Kale in bag, before removing stems
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • a squeeze of lemon juice

Puff Pastry Pizza

  • 200 g puff pastry 1 piece = usually 100 g
  • 2 Tbsp crème fraiche
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 140 g mild blue cheese sliced thin
  • 2 apples sliced thin
  • 5 green asparagus chopped

Instructions

Kale Chips with Lemon

  • Set the oven for 150 C/300 F and then start by preparing your kale by removing the stems (if any) and dividing the leaves into maller pieces. Place in a bowl. Prepare an oven tray by lining it with a baking sheet.
  • Add olive oil, a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon to the kale and mix. Massage your kale for a few minutes and then spread it out on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, checking once after 15 minutes to ensure they’re not burning. When done, take out and set aside to cool down and crisp up. Raise the temperature to 225C/440 F for the pizza.

Puff Pastry Pizza

  • Line another oven tray with a baking sheet and roll out your puff pastry as thing as possible. Place it on the baking sheet.
  • Add one heaping tablespoon of crème fraîche to each piece of puff pastry and spread out evenly. Cut a notch in each corner to ensure your pizza doesn’t get too puffed up. Then season with fresh ground black pepper.
  • Add the blue cheese slices, apple slices and top with chopped asparagus.
  • Ensure that the oven is at 225 C/440 F and bake your pizza in the oven for 15 minutes, until beautifully golden brown.
  • When done, take out the pizza and bring out your Kale chips. Grabbing a handful at a time, crush them up slightly in your hand while topping your pizza with them. And now you’re ready to serve!

Notes

This recipe makes 2 pizzas with 6 good-sized pieces per pizza. This is enough for:
  • 2 people as a filling lunch or dinner
  • 6-12 people as an appetizer
  • 6-12 people as part of a buffet or tapas spread
Nutrition Facts
Puff Pastry Pizza with Blue Cheese, Apples & Kale Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1010 Calories from Fat 612
% Daily Value*
Fat 68g105%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1256mg55%
Potassium 761mg22%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 6005IU120%
Vitamin C 70.6mg86%
Calcium 488mg49%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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