Escargots Vol-au-Vent Recipe -
  • READY IN 25 mins

Escargots Vol-au-Vent

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"Pastry shells stuffed with garlic butter and escargots; topped with mushroom caps."

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Original recipe makes 12 pastry shells Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Drain escargots; rinse in cold water and drain again.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, garlic, green onion, parsley, pepper, nutmeg and wine. Mix thoroughly. Place 1 teaspoon of butter mixture into each pastry shell. Top each with 1 escargot, cover with another teaspoon of butter mixture and place mushroom cap on top.
  3. Arrange pastry shells on a 10x15 inch baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2003

Delicious...if you aren't partial to escargot, I would recommend replacing with either clams or oysters, shrimp, or a matter of fact, if you aren't partial to any one of the ingredients, this is the kind of dish that you can alter to fit your fancy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 08, 2007

I have always made the escargot with the shells and garlic butter. I tried this one for a change, but do prefer my original. I found that I wanted the garlic butter for dipping and the puff pastry absorbed all of the butter. I did like the crispness of the pastry, but prefer the "old way". Just a matter of taste.


8 Ratings

Sep 12, 2003

I personally do not like escargot, but my hubby and some of his friends do. So, I made this for a dinner party. They said that this is the best escargot that they have ever had.

Mar 02, 2009

I grew up eating these, they're popular in England. I use the Pillsbury shells that come 6 to a pack then I just make a basic white sauce adding whatever sounds good...ham and swiss is good or instead of ham you can put crab, chicken...pretty much anything you want! I also make them with a mushroom sauce just using a basic white sauce recipe also. Thank you for posting this, I didn't know anyone in America had heard of these!

Feb 14, 2007

I made this for Valentines day dinner and it was fantastic. I didn't have the puff pastry shells so I rolled out regular puff pastry then wrapped it around the escargots and mushroom etc. I had to cook it a little longer than stated. closer to 15-17 mins and still the dough inside wasn't cooked as well as I had liked......

Feb 14, 2014

What I was looking for - I used shallots rather than green onions and brandy rather than white wine also added a pinch of allspice. We both enjoy escargot and this was the perfect starter for a Valentine dinner. Thank You Sally


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  • Calories
  • 838 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 62.4 g
  • 96%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 21.3 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 911 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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