4 Perfect Pastries for Picnic Days

EEliza November 20, 2023 7:02 AM

Picnics are joyous occasions, made even better by great company and delectable food. When it comes to picnic eats, pastries are a fantastic choice—they're portable, versatile, and oh-so-delicious! This article will introduce you to four perfect pastries that are ideal for your picnic days.

1. Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry

The Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry is a classic choice for outdoor dining. It's savory, filling, and so easy to pack!


  • Puff pastry sheets
  • Deli ham
  • Shredded cheese
  • Egg (for egg wash)


  1. Lay out the puff pastry sheets and cut them into rectangles.
  2. Place a slice of ham and some shredded cheese on half of each rectangle.
  3. Fold the other half over the filling and seal the edges.
  4. Brush the top of each pastry with egg wash.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (392°F) for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

2. Strawberry Tartlets

Strawberry Tartlets are bright, fruity, and just the right amount of sweet—perfect for a sunny day outside.


  • Tart shells
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Cream
  • Vanilla extract


  1. Slice the strawberries and mix them with sugar. Let them sit for a while to bring out the juice.
  2. Whip the cream with some sugar and vanilla extract until it forms soft peaks.
  3. Fill the tart shells with the whipped cream and top with the strawberries.

3. Almond Croissants

For a touch of elegance, try Almond Croissants. They're buttery, nutty, and absolutely irresistible.


  • Croissants
  • Almond paste
  • Sliced almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Slice the croissants in half and spread almond paste on the inside.
  2. Close the croissants and spread more almond paste on top, then sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 10 minutes, or until the almonds are toasted.
  4. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

4. Chocolate Chip Muffins

Last but not least, Chocolate Chip Muffins are a picnic crowd-pleaser. They're simple, tasty, and loved by both kids and adults!


  • Muffin mix
  • Chocolate chips


  1. Prepare the muffin mix according to the package instructions, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Divide the batter into muffin cups and bake according to the package instructions.
  3. Let the muffins cool before packing them for your picnic.

When it comes to picnics, the key is to pack foods that are easy to eat and won't spoil in the heat. These pastries are just that, plus they're incredibly tasty! So next time you're planning a picnic, be sure to try these recipes—you won't be disappointed.

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