Monday, October 26, 2009

Easy, Impressive Appetizers


This week I have been working on using up ingredients in my fridge, and I had 1 package of Puff Pastry Dough and a bunch of sliced cheeses and lunch meats. I decided to try making appetizers out of those items.

I used Puff Pastry, a layer of Dijonaise, placed my turkey slices down and then slices of Gouda cheese, rolled the entire thing up jelly role style and cut into pieces.

It turned out really well, a nice quick appetizer which would be great for a Bridal/Wedding Shower or Brunch.

1 square of Puff Pastry
Dijonaise
Deli Meat slices of your choice (ham would be nice as well)
Sliced Cheeses (I used Gouda)

Place your Puff Pastry on a cutting board, smooth into a nice square

Using a pastry brush, brush on a light to medium layer of Dijonaise

Place your Luncheon Meat on the Pastry, covering to within an inch of the edge

Place your Cheese on the Pastry, covering to within an inch of the edge

Roll from one end, Jelly Role style

Slice into 1/2 inch pieces and place on a non-stick baking sheet

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes

Bake until golden brown

25 comments:

Denny said...

These do look yummy & ever so simple..:)

Debbie said...

They look delicious Cheryl and nice and simple to put together...

Lea Ann said...

FABULOUS! Love this combo

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are such a genius! This is a fantastic idea. Let's not wait for a bridal shower, let just hang out at your out and munch and sip...I'll bring the Goose!

Maria said...

Great for any party!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

It's funny how I just recently conquered my fear of puff pastry! It's so easy and I think it makes anything taste great (well, except liver). Oh, these would be perfect for my Friday Happy Hour's with hubby. They make my mouth water.

The Blonde Duck said...

Shhh. Don't tell anyone but I may eat these for dinner.

Denise said...

Always looking for new appys, especially with Christmas Cocktail party fast approaching!!!

figtree said...

I love finding creative uses for leftovers!These look delish!

Margie said...

I bet those are tasty, too!

Mini Baker said...

yummy yum!! these look great... and yes, definitely impressive! I feel like everyone is ALWAYS impressed by puff pastry... little do they know :)
-Mini

Heather said...

those are totally elegant!! i love them!

Pam said...

I think these look really, really tasty. Quick, easy and delicious - my kind of appetizer.

A Year on the Grill said...

quick and easy... But best of all, look very impressive and I bet they taste fabulous.

Muneeba said...

Oh yes, definitely great as quick snacks for those weekday guests ... doncha just love puff pastry?!

Palidor said...

Those look really nice! I like that they're easy to put together.

Spryte said...

I LOVE it!

teresa said...

oooh, i love this!! so many flavors!

Grace said...

i just thank the heavens above for the saint who invented storebought puff pastry. she (or, dare i say it, he) will always be on my good side. :)

MaryBeth said...

we have also made these and they are so quick and easy. The best part is the fabulous taste, they are simply delish!!!

Donna-FFW said...

Great appy idea. They look so pretty too, wonder if roasted red peppers would hold well in these?

tastestopping said...

We do this all the time! I use a savory cookie dough usually, but the variations on fillings are endless. We like artichoke and spinach, but I want to try a creamy mushroom soon. Another tip: once filled and rolled, you can freeze for longer storage. Either bake from frozen, or allow to thaw for 30 minutes to make slicing easier. Nice work!

Best,
Casey

Shelly W said...

They look delicious! I have a box of puff pastry in the freezer I haven't found a use for. These look like the ticket!

Kristen said...

How clever!

Sweet and Savory said...

I have the ingredients. How can I not make something so yummy looking and easy to do?

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