Cheese Spinach and Bacon Puffs

 

Cheese, spinach and bacon puffsHot and ready to eat

Hot little morsels

Cheese, spinach and bacon puffs are hot little morsels with crispy, golden puff pastry along with a touch of garlic and nutmeg. These are a perfect appetizer for a drinks party or the holiday season. The best thing is they can be frozen till you’re ready to bake them. Got to love that! Everyone seems to love a little hot pastry bite.

cheese spinach and bacon puffs ingredients prepared ready to make
ingredients

Perfect for making ahead and freezing

These babies freeze exceptionally well and you bake them when you want. Once you have filled, folded and brushed with egg, freeze them in the tin. When frozen remove from the tin and pop into a ziplock bag. Simply take them from the freezer, pop them back into your mini muffin tin, leave them on the bench for 20 minutes and bake away.

Swap the bacon

You can swap the bacon or leave it out altogether. Try adding chopped semi dried tomatoes or gently fried mushrooms.

Puff pastry

We have used frozen butter puff pastry for these puffs. Try to buy puff pastry that is made with butter, not oil or margarine. The flavour of the butter puff pastry is so much better.

cheese spinach and bacon puffs folding the corners of the puff pastry together
folding the corners of the pastry over

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Cheese, Spinach and Bacon Puffs


  • Author: Recipe Winners
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 32

Description

Cheese, spinach and bacon puffs are delicious hot little morsels. They can be made and frozen prior to baking, making them a great hostess standby.


Ingredients

  • 2 sheets frozen butter puff pastry, thawed – see notes below
  • 250 g (9 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 120 g  (4 ounces) greek feta, crumbled
  • 50 g (2 ounces) parmesan cheese (or cheddar) grated
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 rashers streaky bacon, finely chopped
  • 50 g (2 ounces) butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 whole eggs ( 1 for the mixture and 1 for glazing the pastry)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • freshly milled pepper to taste

Instructions

  • preheat oven to 200 c (390 f)
  • spray mini muffin tin lightly with oil
  • melt butter in a frypan and add onion and bacon, sauté till onion is translucent
  • squeeze thawed spinach to remove excess water – see notes
  • remove frypan from heat and add onion and bacon to a bowl along with the remaining ingredients (except pastry)
  • mix ingredients till combined
  • cut pastry into 6 cm (2 1/2 inch) squares and lay squares in muffin tin – see notes below
  • spoon a heaped teaspoon of filling into each pastry square
  • bring the 4 corners of the pastry together
  • lightly beat the egg and brush the pastry tops – puffs can be frozen at this point, see notes above
  • bake on middle shelf for 20 minutes until golden brown
  • serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • frozen spinach usually comes frozen in small cubes or discs, squeeze a few at a time in your hands to remove excess moisture as it will make the pastry ‘soggy’, and we don’t want that!
  • we used 24 cm (10 inch) square, frozen butter puff pastry sheets
  • Category: dips salsas and finger food
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Australian

Keywords: cheese spinach and bacon puffs

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2 comments

  1. Avatar Carol Curtis says:

    These are yum! I was at a party on the weekend where they were served and they were a real hit.

    1. Avatar Recipe Winners says:

      What we really love about these puffs is that we can have them in the freezer ready to bake whenever you need them. Not to mention they are very tasty and easy to make. Thanks, Jen and Jo

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