Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweet Thanksgiving Bites

Puff Pasty, Puff Pastry... oh the tasty treats we can make! This is dedicated to my dear friend Sarah, as she is the first to request a recipe on the Sweet + Spicy Blog. :) Ok, how about a bite or two of the sweet cranberry sauce in a dessert form , since cranberry sauce often gets overlooked but wouldn't be thanksgiving without it? I see these being served with coffee and tea after a meal, although I made enough so I can gobble one up for breakfast too.

I was able to have access to some fresh cranberry sauce that was made for my mom's "friend's thanksgiving" that was this past Sunday, so score one for me! You can use the canned for this too, just mush it up to get rid of the can shape and add some orange rind to it too.
I love cream cheese!
I also scored some chestnut meat that had been roasted, however I think walnuts would go really well with this too so go ahead and chop some up!
And of course, when working with pastry you almost always need an egg wash to help get that golden brown color. Just one egg to one table spoon of water.

Roll out your puff pastry sheet on a floured surface and cut into 3x3 squares.

Spoon in one tablespoon of the softened cream cheese to the center of each square.

Add a 3/4 tablespoon of the cranberry sauce on top of the cream cheese.

and of course just sprinkle some roasted chestnuts/walnuts on top.

Now, use the egg wash and lightly coat two opposite corners and fold over as shown. you want to pinch them together before folding over to make sure they will combine. Add a little dab of the egg wash to go under the "triangle" envelope to make sure it will stick to the side of the pastry dough.
Here's another shot.

Place the folded pastries on a lightly greased baking sheet and brush the egg wash over the pastry.

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Let stand for ten minutes before serving and enjoy!


  1. Lovely photography, and well explained. They look absolutely delicious.

  2. Thanks Luigi! They were a big hit with my family, definitely give them a try!