Bacon Cheese Puffs and Strawberry Cream Puffs

Leave a comment December 30, 2011 in Food & Fun

Warm puff pastry with a cheesy bacon filling. Yummy!!

I was walking through the grocery store wondering what I should make as an appetizer to have on Christmas Eve with our immediate family. Passing the freezer bed I saw a box of puff pastry and I knew… MMMMmmmmmmm… I was going to make something with that.

Cut the puff pastry into 16 even squares.

I fully intended to find a recipe. Time got past me and suddenly it was time to have appetizers. So I whipped up this recipe from the top of my head. Thinking it would be good, but not quite sure, I served it to my family. They weren’t sure they even wanted to eat something.

It was such a hit that 5 minutes later they were all gone and I had requests for more.

I think you’ll love them too! There are two kinds here… so be sure to try them both.
Place the bacon and cream cheese mixture in the middle of each square.

Bacon Cheese Puffs

1 box puff pastry (2 sheets)
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened

Bring the corners to the centre, then pinch the sides together.

1 cup extremely finely ground (much smaller than crumbled) cooked bacon bits
1/4 cup very finely sliced green onion

  • Thaw puff pastry in the fridge overnight or on the counter for 2 hours.
  • Mix remaining ingredients until well blended.
  • Lay out the puff pastry on the parchment it comes with. Cut each sheet into 16 squares. (See photo.)
  • This is what they should look like before the sides are pinched together.

  • Divide the cream cheese mixture evenly onto the middle of the squares (about 1 1/2 tsp each).
  • Pinch the corners together in the middle. Then pinch the sides to completely conceal the filling.
  • A plate full of melt-in-your-mouth appetizers!

  • Line a baking sheet with the parchment paper it came with, and place the puffs evenly spaced on the pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Strawberry Cream Puffs

Strawberry Cream Puff treats. Let these cool before tasting.

1 box puff pastry (2 sheets)
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 cup strawberry jam
cinnamon

  • Thaw puff pastry in the fridge overnight or on the counter for 2 hours.
  • Lay out the puff pastry on the parchment it comes with. Cut each sheet into 16 squares.
  • Place 1/2 tsp jam and 1/2 tsp cream cheese onto the middle of each square.
  • Pinch the corners together in the middle. Then pinch the sides to completely conceal the filling.
  • Line a baking sheet with the parchment paper it came with, and place the puffs evenly spaced on the pan.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sparingly over the puffs.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

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