These ham, gruyere and artichoke pastry twists are an easy and elegant appetizer! This is a perfect recipe for the upcoming holiday season!
Now that we are full on into fall, it’s time to start thinking about food. Well, not that I don’t always think about food, but that’s a different problem. With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I’ve been playing with some new recipes. Specifically appetizers, since I could just live off of those.
I don’t know why I haven’t used puff pastry more. It’s fun to use, you can’t really go wrong and it looks like you put a lot of effort into your dish. But it’s simple.
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I love the combo of ham, gruyere and artichoke. You really can’t go wrong. This Applewood Quartered Ham is from Frick’s Quality Meats and it is delicious. I love that it’s presliced, it makes things so easy.
These ham, gruyere and artichoke pastry twists are pretty much perfect for any meal. Cut the dough a little thicker and you have a delicious breakfast pastry to snack on in the morning. Or make them thinner and dunk them in your soup at lunch. They are perfect as a pre-dinner appetizer as well. You can’t lose with these!
Other appetizer recipes you will love:
- 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup shredded gruyere cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped Frick's Quality Meats Applewood Smoked Ham
- 1/3 cup artichoke hearts, drained and diced
- Dash of freshly ground black pepper (optional)
- Heat oven to 375F.
- In a small bowl, beat egg with fork to create an egg wash. Brush egg on both sides of thawed puff pastry.
- Lay the puff pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Evenly scatter the ham, cheese and artichoke on the puff pastry.
- Cut the pastry dough into long pieces, using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
- Twist pastry dough and spread out the piece on baking sheet. Some of the ham, cheese and artichoke will fall of, just place them back on top of the pastry twists.
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until twists are golden brown.
- Let cool on baking sheet.
- Store in airtight container.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 2 pastry twists
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180 Total Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 11.5g Fiber: .4g Protein: 5.2g
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