I hate to review a recipe that I've made changes to, but I altered this recipe for a party and they were a huge hit! I used fresh mushrooms and cooked them down with salt, pepper, red pepper flake, garlic, and green onions. I let them cool and mixed with the cream cheese and parm. I then added some Swiss cheese I had in the fridge before I folded the pastry over. Just delicious. Everyone was asking how to make them.
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Total: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened*
- 1 (8-oz.) can mushroom pieces and stems, drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
- 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 large egg
- 1 (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
- Parchment paper
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
- 1. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until smooth. Stir in mushrooms and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours.
- 2. Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk together egg and 1 Tbsp. water in a small bowl. Roll 1 puff pastry sheet into a 16- x 10-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut pastry in half lengthwise. Spread 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture down center of each rectangle; brush edges with egg mixture. Fold each pastry half lengthwise over filling, and pinch edges to seal. Cut pastries into 10 pieces each, and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining puff pastry sheet, egg mixture, and cream cheese mixture.
- 3. Brush remaining egg mixture over tops of pastry pieces; sprinkle with pepper.
- 4. Bake at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately.
- *2 (5.2-oz.) packages buttery garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese may be substituted.
- Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed through Step 3. Freeze pieces on baking sheet until firm (about 1 hour), and transfer to zip-top plastic freezer bags. Freeze up to 1 month. To bake, place frozen puffs on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, and proceed as directed in Step 4.
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