Walnut Cheddar Coins

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

Simple to make, these mouth-watering coins have a rich cheese flavour and crunchy walnut texture that make for perfect hors d’oeuvres for your holiday party.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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 

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