Puff Pastry Cheese Tray

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Stylist: Rose Nguyen

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 12 Minutes
Cool: 47 Minutes

Ingredients

1 large egg
2 teaspoons water
1 (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry
1 teaspoon seasoning blend
Fresh herb sprigs

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400º. Whisk together egg and 2 tsp. water. Unfold 1 thawed puff pastry sheet on an ungreased baking sheet; brush with egg mixture. Cut 4 (1/2-inch-wide) strips from 1 side of pastry, cutting parallel to seam of pastry. Place strips along outer edges of pastry, overlapping and trimming ends of strips as needed. Prick bottom of pastry generously with a fork. Sprinkle bottom of pastry with 1 tsp. of your favorite seasoning blend. If desired, gently press fresh herb sprigs onto bottom of pastry. Bake for 6 minutes. Prick bottom of pastry generously with fork again (to prevent center from rising). Bake 6 more minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool on pan 2 minutes; transfer to a wire rack, and let cool 45 minutes or until completely cool.

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June 2009