Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs

Amazing Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs RecipeRich flaky Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs, a fabulous all-occasion party snack!

 Crispy Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs Recipe
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Watch out mouth, here comes a burst of flavors and textures you will fall in love with. These little babies pack a delightful surprise inside!

Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs are an intriguing appetizer with an uncanny ability to vanish before your very eyes.

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Our Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs consist of light flaky layers of puff pastry filled with savory bacon, fresh rosemary, feta, ricotta cheese, shallots, and a zesty Kalamata olive.

 Making Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs Recipe

Honestly, who doesn’t love puff pastry?

You could wrap just about anything in this buttery crispy dough and it comes out with a winner. I could say the same about bacon, but you get the picture.

Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs are a delicious combination of flavors.

How To: Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs Recipe

These Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs are an upscale version of a much simpler old favorite olive stuffed cheese puff recipe.

They are versatile enough to serve as an elegant hors d’oeuvre or a game day snack.

 How To Make Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs Recipe

Whether you make your own puff pastry from scratch, or use the prepared frozen kind, Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs are worth the effort. The pastry is very forgiving and can be contorted into many interesting shapes.

Cut the pastry into squares and pinch them into little pouches to hold the goodies. Prepare your puff pastry dough first, so it can be chilling if you are making it from scratch, or thawing if using frozen.

 Crispy Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs Recipe

Choose small pitted Kalamata olives for this recipe. Drain off the liquid and allow them to dry while assembling the filling.

Don’t worry if you have to do a bit of stretching to encase the mixture and olive. You could even roll each pastry square a little more to make sure you get good seal on each parcel. An egg wash before baking will give the pastry a handsome golden-glow.

 Perfect Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs Recipe

Once bakesd, Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs will reach that crispy on the outside, tender on the inside perfection!

April Scharpf

Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs Recipe
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Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs Recipe - This fun and easy appetizer is a marvelous make-ahead for parties! Filled with cheesy goodness, bacon, and olives... Who could resist?
Servings: 40 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 196mg 8%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 8 ounces bacon
  • 40 small pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary leaves
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch of ground red pepper
  • 1 egg, plus 1 tablespoon of water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and line 2 or more baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Roll the puff pastry sheets into 10 X 10 inch rectangles. Then refrigerate to keep cold. Chop the bacon into small pieces. Drain the olives, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a small sauté pan, brown the bacon pieces over medium heat until crispy. Pour off the grease and place the bacon on paper towels to drain.
  4. In a teaspoon of the bacon fat, sauté the shallot and rosemary over medium low until wilted and flavors are released, 2 minutes.
  5. Mix the cooked bacon, shallots, rosemary, feta, ricotta, lemon zest, back pepper, and red pepper together in a small bowl to create filling.
  6. Cut pastry into two inch squares, roll out a little more if needed.
  7. Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the middle of each pastry square and top with 1 olive. Moisten the edges of pastry square with water, pull together corners, pinching the edges together. Repeat until all puffs are assembled and sealed.
  8. Create egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the egg wash over the Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, until very golden. Cool slightly and serve warm.

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3 comments on “Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs

  1. Palynposted April 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm Reply

    I got a bit lazy and made this recipe using puff pastry cups instead of puff pastry sheets. Turned out beautifully, with the added benefit of being able to see the olive on the top. Was concerned that the filling would dry out as it wasn’t fully encased in puff pastry, but that wasn’t the case. I often prefer what I call “hors d’oeuvres dinners,” to a traditional meal with an entree and sides. I served these with your roasted shrimp salad and a nice white wine and they were a hit!

  2. Palynposted April 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Forgot to leave a rating with my previous post about making these with puff pastry cups. Don’t know why the rating won’t allow me to give it a full five stars. I clicked on the fifth star, but it’s only showing a 4-1/2 stars. But this recipe is definitely a 5-star winner!

  3. sherposted July 28, 2018 at 5:50 pm Reply

    Want to try these – what makes them a “make-ahead” appetizer?