This holiday show-stopper is ridiculously easy, now that frozen puff pastry is a staple item in most grocery stores. Once you’ve made it successfully, it’ll become your go-to dish to bring to holiday parties or give as a hostess gift. And since it is SO EASY, I’ve offered a few ideas to personalize this dish and ways to make it more of a meal than an appetizer. So, grab your JFF Duvet Blanc, a roll (or 2!) of frozen puff pastry, and get to making!
1x JFF Duvet Blanc
1x 10” square puff pastry, thawed
1-2 T apricot jam (or jam of your choice)
Salt to taste
1 T melted butter
Pre-heat oven to 400F. Place Duvet Blanc in center of puff pastry square. Spread jam on top of cheese, lightly salt top. Pull two adjoining sides of pastry up toward center of cheese and fold over jam. This will create a large triangle of excess pastry between the two folded sides. Cut (scissors make this this easy!) excess triangle off, leaving approximately 1/2” of pastry. Roll excess toward cheese, then pinch and form a seal in the pastry. Repeat until all sides have been folded, trimmed, rolled, and sealed.
Use excess trimmed pastry to cut out decorative elements, if desired. I used my favorite goat cookie cutter (of course!) Decorate top and/or sides as desired.
Place pastry & cheese in oven-safe dish. Brush entire top of pastry with melted butter. Salt to taste.
Bake at 400F for 15 minutes on center rack. Rotate and move cheese dish to top rack for an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with honey, additional jam, meats, pickles, wine, bubbly—or just eat with a spoon!
Substitute your favorite jam and a combination of dried fruits or nuts.
Make a “chicken pot pie” by adding cooked chicken, sauteed onions, carrots, and celery instead of jam.
Substitute a combination of diced ham and apples instead of jam.
Caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms, or crisp bacon and fig jam all also make lovely sweet/savory pairings.