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Camembert and Cherry Pastry Puffs

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 36

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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