Enter Our Halloween Baking Challenge Featuring Puff Pastry

Date and Nut Puff Pastry

Puff Pastry is the basis of so many appetizers and desserts we love. Palmiers, pinwheels, spinach pie, breakfast pastries, and really anything else that can be wrapped in that irresistibly flaky, golden pastry. If you're using frozen Puff Pastry, it's even more of a cinch to prepare.

We've teamed up with Pepperidge Farm for a Halloween baking challenge, and we want to see what Puff Pastry creations you have baking in the oven. Just wait until you hear what the grand prize is—the winner will travel to Serious Eats headquarters in New York City for a pastry crawl where he or she will eat some of the very best pastries in the city along with Ed Levine and the Serious Eats gang. The winner will also score a 5.5 quart stand mixer from Cuisinart and some great baking gear from Pepperidge Farm.

Contest Details

When: The contest starts today and will run until October 19, so get baking!

How to Submit? Head over to Photograzing where you can easily upload your entry.

What Are We Looking For? We want to be wowed by your creative ways of using Puff Pastry in fall entertaining recipes. The possibilities? Endless. Feel free to go sweet or savory. Your entry can be Halloween-themed and spooky, or just make great use of the fall harvest. Have fun with this—it should be easy-to-assemble and impressive-to-serve. You'll get points for creativity, seasonality, and presentation. And of course, it should be something we all want to eat!

Need Inspiration? Head over to this recipe for Apple Cranberry Strudel by our Sweets editor Carrie Vasios, or check out this one for Mummy Pizza Puffs from Pepperidge Farm.

Announcements: We'll announce the finalists on October 22, and the big winners on October 29.

For Official Contest Rules: Click Here