Walnut Cheddar Coins

  • Yield: 20 pieces
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins


1/2pound pre-rolled puff pastry
1/2cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
1/2cup toasted California walnuts, finely chopped
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-- egg, lightly beaten


  1. Toasting walnuts: In large, dry skillet over medium-high heat, cook walnuts until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 375F(190C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Unroll pastry. It should measure a 10-inch (25 cm) square. If not using pre-rolled pastry, roll out to this size.

  4. Sprinkle pastry with Cheddar cheese, walnuts and cayenne pepper, leaving a 1/2-inch (1 cm) border along the top edge. Starting at one edge, roll up tightly, jellyroll style. Place on baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes, or until firm.

  5. Using a serrated knife, slice pastry crosswise into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Arrange flat on prepared baking sheet, spacing 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart. Brush with egg. Bake in the centre of the oven until golden and puffed, about 15 minutes.



Source: walnutinfo.com 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 100
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Potassium 25mg
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 2%