County Fair Elephant Ears


County Fair Elephant Ears

The best apart about going to the fair is eating all the delicious food you can handle. This easy recipe for homemade elephant ears will show you why this dessert pastry recipe is so popular amongst fair-goers. County Fair Elephant Ears are a puff pastry dessert sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, and baked until they are golden brown. You don't have to go to the county fair to enjoy these delicious sweet treats -- with this easy recipe you can make them from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Makes24 Pieces

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time12 min


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (2 sheets), thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork. Stir the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  3. Sprinkle the work surface with the flour. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the floured surface. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar mixture.

  4. Starting at both short sides, fold the pastry toward the center, leaving a 1/4-inch space in the center.

  5. Brush with the egg mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar mixture. Fold one side over the other, making a 4-layer rectangle. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.

  6. Cut each rectangle into 12 (3/4-inch) slices, making 24 slices in all. Place the slices cut-side down, 2 inches apart on baking sheets and brush with the egg mixture.

  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

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Elephant ears are one of those treats that reminds you of summer and your childhood, right? I can't believe you have a recipe that is going to be similar to my favorite fair food. I love that this is an easy recipe that you can make up any night after dinner and surprise the kids.


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