Smoked Salmon Tarts

Saturday night, I needed an appetizer that would be quick to put together after spending the day on the farm for my daughter’s horseback riding birthday party. Tired from party planning, entertaining 15 4 year olds and unwrapping and playing with presents, we were headed to a friend’s house for dinner. I needed an appetizer that would be quick, yummy and good. I recently came across this recipe for Smoked Salmon Tarts that I had been wanting to try out and this perfect opportunity presented itself. It goes wonderful with champagne so we brought a bottle of Cava to accompany it.

Recipe: Easy Appetizer – Smoked Salmon Tarts

Recipe Adapted From Chat n’Chow


  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry dough – thawed
  • 4 oz. Smoked Salmon
  • 3 Shallots – thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs Unsalted Butter
  • 9 small Dill Sprigs


  • 8 oz. Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbs Horseradish
  • 1 Tbs Capers
  • 1 Tbs Fresh Dill – finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Sea Salt – to taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper – to taste


  1. Heat butter in a heavy bottomed saute pan and fry shallots until brown and crispy. Set aside.
  2. Combine sour cream, horseradish, capers, dill, lemon zest, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  3. Cut puff pastry dough along the fold lines into 3 long strips. Cut again dividing each strip into 3 equal parts. You will be left with 9 squares.
  4. Cut off 1/4 inch strip from each side of a square. Moisten the perimeter of the square to use as “glue” and attach the strips you cut off to form walls around all 4 sides. Pressing down gently. Repeat with the remaining squares.
  5. Bake squares in the oven according to package directions. Let cool.
  6. Fill each square with sour cream mixture.
  7. Top with a slice of smoked salmon folded attractively on top.
  8. Garnish with fried shallots and fresh dill sprigs.

Meal type: hors d’oerves

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  1. Whitney Says:

    Only you could throw together Smoked Salmon Tarts as an easy app… I’m sure they were amazing. Me, easy is out of a box in my freezer lol

  2. Brenda Dailey Says:

    You and Whitney would love this one. Mix cream cheese or neufchatel cheese with diced smoked salmon. Fold in capers and spread on toast rounds. As Ina would say, “How easy is that?”

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