It seems this Thanksgiving I was all about the puff pastry for the appetizers. Isn’t it weird how we get stuck on a certain ingredient or type of cooking? This Thanksgiving my focus seemed to be on puff pastry and bacon. More to come regarding the bacon 🙂
1 pkg (5.2 oz) garlic & herb spreadable cheese, softened (I used the little wedges by The Laughing Cow
1 Tbs finely chopped parsley
2 sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
18 fresh jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined)
1 sheet of Pepperidge Farm puff pastry
Heat oven to 400°F.
Stir cheese, parsley, and bacon in a medium bowl and set aside.
Unfold puff pastry sheet on lightly floured work surface. Cut puff pastry sheet crosswise into 18, ½” wide strips. Spoon at 2 teaspoons cheese mixture onto each strip. Wind 1 pastry shrimp around 1 shrimp, slightly overlapping the pastry. Repeat with remaining pastry strips and shrimp.
Bake 15 minutes or until pastries are golden brown.
Serves 18 (pieces)
Total time: 50 minutes
*Derived from Pepperidge Farm
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I don’t know about everyone else, but I seem to be getting into the Holiday spirit in fits and stops. One minute I’m super excited and totally on top of things, and the next I’m yawning into my glass of wine and wishing someone could just wake me up when it’s all over. For this I blame all of the stores that completely by-passed my favorite holiday of the year (#Thanksgiving) and started decorating for Christmas on November 1st. It has left me feeling not quite bah humbug about the whole thing, but certainly ho-hum. So, to show my support for Thanksgiving, I’m going to be posting more of my recipes from that holiday. And the fact that they haven’t been posted before has absolutely nothing to do with laziness . . .
1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, thawed
¼ cup pesto sauce (I used store-bought from the produce section)
2 plum tomatoes, sliced
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 Tbs thinly sliced basil leaves
Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sprinkle flour on work surface. Unfold pastry sheet on floured work surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 12″ square. Place the pastry sheet onto the baking sheet and prick thoroughly with a fork.
Spread pesto sauce on pastry to within ½” of pastry edge. Arrange tomato slices on pesto and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake 12 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with basil.
Serves 6 as appetizers
Prep: 15 minutes; Total time: 30 minutes
*Courtesy Pepperidge Farm
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