The holidays are usually a crazy busy time for most of us, but with Thanksgiving falling late on the calendar this year the squeeze will be even tighter. Cyber Monday falls in December & you could well be attending your first Christmas party before the leftover turkey is gone. Now that I’ve gotten your holiday anxiety kicked in, I’m going to tell you not to stress. You’ve got this.
Do your shopping online in your PJ’s and focus on easy to make foods the deliver your guests favorite foods. If they love it, they won’t care that the yumminess you are serving them was easy on you. Pepperidge Farm ® Puff Pastry Sheets are a favorite ingredient of mine for holiday recipes. It’s so versatile and simple to use, but yet seems festive. Of course it is great for wrapping stuff up, topping off casseroles or making the classic Napoleon dessert, but my secret recipe weapon is to simply combine 2-3 awesome flavors with cheese and puff pastry for easy appetizers. Below, I’ve enveloped the goodies inside the pastry, but if you are in a time crush, just slice the pastry into small rectangles and top with your selections.
Don’t be shy about mixing things up. Grab a few boxes of Pepperidge Farm ® Puff Pastry Sheets (maybe some cups or shells too) and whip up some delicious and easy puff pastry appetizers to satisfy your guests. Check out PuffPastry.com for all kinds of ideas to make your holiday entertaining a breeze. Oh, and if Facebook is more your thing, make sure to Like their page https://www.facebook.com/PuffPastry.
These Bacon Tomato and Cheddar Puff Pastry Appetizers I’ve shared with you below are about the size of a small dinner roll, and would not only make a great party appetizer, but a wonderful accompaniment to a nice bowl of soup after fetching the your holiday tree or a long day of battling the shopping crowds.
- 1 box of Pepperidge Farm Pastry Sheets
- 8 slices of bacon
- 1 small tomato diced
- 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 egg
- Thaw out the puff pastry sheets.
- Chop the bacon into small bits, and fry over medium heat until crisp. Drain from fat, and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Unroll the pastry sheets and cut along the two fold lines, then cut each strip in half.
- Place a 1/2 tbs of the bacon bits on one side of each rectangle, top with a few pieces of diced tomato and about a 1/2 ounce of cheese.
- Beat the egg, and wet the edges of the rectangles around the filling ingredients, then fold over and crimp the edges. Use remaining egg to baste tops.
- Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes.
- Serve warm.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry. The opinions and text are all mine.