Troubleshooting Guide - Frozen Puff Pastry Dough

Not seeing desired results for frozen puff pastry dough? Get help below!
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  • Dough does not puff properly

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Dough is too soft, causing the layers to stick together

    Dough should be cool and firm when it is rolled out.

    Egg wash has gotten on the edges of the dough

    When using egg wash, only wash the tops of the puff pastry. If egg wash gets on the edges, the dough can stick together preventing the proper rise.

    Product is old and out of date

    Dispose of out of date products.

    Hot filling has been placed on the dough

    Cool fillings prior to placing on puff pastry dough. Hot fillings can cause the fat in the dough to melt thereby sealing the layers of the dough together.

  • Pale crust color

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Puff pastry is under baked

    Follow package directions for proper oven settings and proper baking times. Check oven for accuracy using an oven thermometer.

  • Puff pastry dough tears while working with it

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Dough is rolled too thin

    Carefully roll dough.

  • Puff pastry dough cracks

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Dough has dried out while working with it.

    Keep dough covered at all times. Dough should not be left uncovered for longer than 15 minutes.