Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs
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?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 40 puffs
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- 8 ounces bacon
- 40 small Kalamata olives, pitted
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary leaves
- 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pinch ground red pepper
- 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon of water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and line 2 or more baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the puff pastry sheets into 10x10-inch rectangles. Then refrigerate to keep cold. Chop the bacon into small pieces. Drain the olives, and pat dry with a paper towel.
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.
In a teaspoon of the bacon fat, sauté the shallot and rosemary over medium low until wilted and flavors are released, 2 minutes.
Mix the cooked bacon, shallots, rosemary, feta, ricotta, lemon zest, black pepper, and red pepper together in a small bowl to create filling.
Cut pastry into 2-inch squares, roll out a little more if needed.
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.
Create egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the egg wash over the Bacon Kalamata Cheese Puffs.
Bake for 30 minutes, until very golden. Cool slightly and serve warm.
Serving: 2puffs | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.5mg