These Recipes Will Make You Want to Air Fry Your Christmas – Lifehacker Australia

December 24, 2021 by No Comments

Image Supplied. Philips Air Fried Caramelised Onion Star Puff Canapés

With the festive season already here, it is stressful to plan what you’re going to serve at Christmas lunch or bring along to your parties. It’s even more stressful figuring out how to cook it. If you have limited oven and stove space, Philips has got you sorted with their delicious air fried Christmas recipes.

Chef and Philips Kitchen ambassador Elle Vernon has whipped up some amazing Christmas recipes for your Air Fryer.

The Philips Air Fryer XXL can cook meals 1.5 times faster than a regular conventional oven which means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating with your loved ones.

From air fried caramelised onion star puff canapés to Elle’s air fried cherry and rosemary glazed ham, check out the mouth-watering recipes below.

Caramelised onion star puff canapés (makes 14)

Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes 

Image supplied. Philips Air Fried Caramelised Onion Star Puff Canapés

What you’ll need:

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially thawed
  • 1 tablespoon caramelised onion relish, plus extra 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper, to season

Suggested tomato topping ideas

  • Spreadable cream cheese
  • Diced cherry tomatoes
  • Basil leaves

Suggested salmon topping ideas 

  • Spreadable cream cheese
  • Torn sliced smoked salmon
  • Very finely diced red onion
  • Dill sprigs


  1. Use a 7.5cm star cutter to cut out 14 stars from one sheet of pastry.
  2. Spoon a small amount of relish into the centre of 7 stars. Place a second star on top.
  3. Gently push each star stack into a Philips Baking Master Kit, silicone mould, then arrange in the Philips Essential XL Air Fryer. Set temperature to 160°C and time to 15 minutes. Press the dial in to begin cooking. Once cooked, set aside for 2 minutes then remove from moulds and set aside.
  4. Repeat step 1, 2 and 3.
  5. Spoon the extra relish into the centre of the cooked pastry stars. Sprinkle with herbs, sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper. Arrange in the Air Fryer basket, in a single layer. Set temperature to 180C and time to 4 minutes. Press the dial in to begin cooking. Once cooked, set aside to cool completely.
  6. Top with your choice of topping and serve.




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