Friday, November 26, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Entertaining Recipes: Pepper, Pear, Pecan & Gorganzola Puffs

This is an easy to prep and serve recipe using crescent roll dough and a few fresh and pre-prepared ingredients.

  • 2-3 cups chopped pears
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup gorganzola cheese
  • 1/2 pound dates
  • 3 tablespoons apricot jalepeno jam
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 can large crescent rolls
  • Large-grain sea salt
Preheat oven to 350F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a food processor, combine pecans, dates and gorganzola.  Pulse for a rough chop and mix.

In another bowl, combine pears and 2 tablespoons apricot jalepeno jam.  Fold in cheese mixture.

On a flat surface, roll out 1/2 of the crescent roll pastry.  Drop fruit & cheese mixture in 1 tablespoon portions evenly across the dough.  Place the remaining dough across the top and cut into ravioli-like squares.  Pinch edges of each square to seal.  Arrange on baking sheet and score tops of each square to vent.

In a small bowl, mix remaining jam and water to make a wash.  Brush top of each square with apricot wash.  Sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until pastry is golden brown.


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