Smoked Salmon Mille-Feuilles

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    small rectangular pastries, each 1½ × 2 inches 4 × 5 cm )
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

These delicate sandwiches are perfect as an hors d’oeuvre or as a tea pastry. They’re made from two layers of baked puff pastry with a delicate cream cheese and chive filling and thinly sliced smoked salmon sandwiched between them. If you need enough for a crowd, just use two baked puff pastry layers and double the amount of filling.


  • 8 ounces (225 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • 8 tablespoons (1


  1. For the filling, combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with the paddle on medium speed until very light, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the mixer and use a rubber spatula to stir in the lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Taste for seasoning, remembering that the salmon is quite salty. Gently stir in the chives.
  2. Slide the Baked Puff Pas