Individual Pâté en Croûte

A classic pâté en croûte is very involved to make. This recipe takes the flavors and makes it easy and fun. These little appetizers are also great for a cocktail party.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1⁄4 lb. ground beef
  • 1⁄4 lb. liverwurst
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. brandy
  • 1 small shallot, peeled and minced
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix together all the ingredients except the pastry to form a smooth mixture. Roll into 12 small balls.
  • Cut the puff pastry into circles about three times as wide as the meatballs. Wrap each meatball in the puff pastry and crimp the tops shut. Hold in place with a toothpick.
  • Fit each ball down into a greased mini-muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm.