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Pear, Gruyere, and Walnut Puffs

The perfect balance of sweet and savory

Recipe Courtesy of Everyday Gourmet with Blakely

“Ok, let me just tell you these things are INSANE. Like... crazy good. And not only are they crazy good but they're easy to make. If you want to cut down the time make the pear chutney ahead and the day you are wanting to serve them just assemble and bake. These are the perfect appetizer for the Holiday season.. or any season!”

-Blakely 

6
Servings
589
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the Pear, Gruyere, and Walnut Puffs

  • 2 Sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted (you will only need about 1 1/2 sheets)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Pears, diced
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, stems removed
  • 1 Cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1 Block of Gruyere cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 Egg, scrambled
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

For the Pear, Gruyere, and Walnut Puffs

The first thing you want to do is make the pear chutney which is so easy to do!

In a pan heat up olive oil over medium-medium high heat.

Add the diced shallots and cook until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.

Once the shallots are cooked add the pears, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and fresh thyme. Stir it together and let it cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Let the chutney cool slightly.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F

Roll the puff pastry out as thin as you can ( I like to roll it out on parchment), and cut into squares.

On each square add a piece of cheese, a little scoop of pear chutney, and a sprinkle of walnuts, and fold the puff pastry in half, making a triangle, and press the edges firmly.

Add the puffs on a parchment paper lined sheet tray, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with salt pepper and fresh thyme, and let them cook until golden brown about 15-17 minutes

Take them out and devour while hot. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving589
Total Fat39g60%
Sugar11gN/A
Saturated10g48%
Cholesterol32mg11%
Protein9g19%
Carbs52g17%
Vitamin A25µg3%
Vitamin B120.1µg2.3%
Vitamin B60.1mg5.7%
Vitamin C4mg6%
Vitamin D0.2µgN/A
Vitamin E1mg5%
Vitamin K19µg23%
Calcium79mg8%
Fiber4g16%
Folate (food)27µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)118µg29%
Folic acid53µgN/A
Iron3mg15%
Magnesium31mg8%
Monounsaturated21gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg18%
Phosphorus123mg18%
Polyunsaturated7gN/A
Potassium206mg6%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.8%
Sodium427mg18%
Sugars, added3gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg24%
Zinc1mg6.4%