Camembert and Cherry Pastry Puffs

Camembert and Cherry Pastry Puffs

Fill crisp puff pastry cups with creamy French cheese, then top with a fruity topping and crunchy pecans.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

36

appetizers

1
sheet frozen puff pastry (from 17.3-oz package), thawed
1/4
cup dried cherries, finely chopped
3
tablespoons cherry preserves
4
oz Camembert cheese (do not remove rind), cut into 1/4x1/4-inch pieces
2
tablespoons finely chopped pecans or hazelnuts
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. On lightly floured surface, unfold pastry sheet. Cut sheet into 6 rows by 6 rows to get 36 (1 1/2-inch) squares. Lightly press 1 square into center of each muffin cup, pressing center to bottom of cup with finger. Bake 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix cherries and cherry preserves until well blended; set aside.
  3. Press centers of pastry cups with handle of wooden spoon; bake 6 to 8 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  4. Immediately press pastry cups in center again. Fill each cup with about 1 heaping teaspoon cheese; top with 1/4 teaspoon cherry mixture. Sprinkle evenly with pecans.
  5. Bake 2 to 4 minutes or just until cheese is melted. Carefully remove from muffin cups; place on serving platter. Serve warm.
Makes 36 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Avoid rolling the pastry sheet; doing so will cause bubbling and unevenness during baking.
To make ahead, assemble the cups and bake up to 4 hours in advance, omitting the final bake time for melting the cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. Right before serving, heat in 375°F oven just until warm and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 60
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.