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Creamy Ricotta, Honey Basil, & Bacon Puff Pastries

Looking for a last-minute Super Bowl and/or Valentine’s Day appetizer recipe? Well, these Creamy Ricotta, Honey Basil, & Bacon Puff Pastries made with Dufour’s Puff Pastry will definitely be a crowd pleaser!

Creamy Ricotta, Honey Basil, & Bacon Puff Pastries
Creamy Ricotta, Honey Basil, & Bacon Puff Pastries

If there is one thing that I would prefer not to make from scratch, it’s puff pastry. While it’s DELICIOUS, I just don’t seem to have the patience to make it by hand. With that said, I set out years ago to find my go-to puff pastry at my local market and I am beyond excited to be partnered with them today on this appetizer recipe!

Dufour Puff Pastry dough is made with care and love by first enclosing a “butter block” in the dough, which is then folded and rolled out numerous times to create hundreds of alternating thin layers of pastry and butter. Puff Pastry expands when baked, rising to about 8-times its original height; so a quarter-inch. (source: link)

Creamy Ricotta, Honey Basil, & Bacon Puff Pastries
Creamy Ricotta, Honey Basil, & Bacon Puff Pastries

It’s almost too simple! You simply let it thaw for 2-3 hours, then unwrap the puff pastry roll to cut into your individual pastries. The filling is all approximate, so no stress in the making. Easy, delicious, satisfying.

You can read more about them here. I usually purchase their products at my local Whole Foods Market!

Recipe video: Easy Puff Pastry Appetizers

This post is sponsored by Dufour Pastry Kitchen’s Puff Pastry. As always, all opinions are mine.

Now, let’s grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness!

Creamy Ricotta, Honey Basil, & Bacon Puff Pastries

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 roll Dufour Puff Pastry
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 strips of Sugar-Free Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Basil, finely chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tbsp. Chives, chopped
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to be appx. 14" x 14" then use a pizza roller or knife to sliced four even strips both horizontally and vertically – results in 16 even squares. (You can also make the puff pastries larger by cutting into only 12 squares.)
  • On each square, add a generous dallop of ricotta cheese, a drizzle of honey, cooked bacon bits, chopped basil, and chopped chives. Add salt and black pepper, according to personal perference.
  • Fold all four corners inward, lightly pressing the corners. Place the puff pastries on the prepared baking pan, then brush with an egg wash.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Enjoy!

I truly hope you all enjoy this absolutely delicious appetizer recipe that has nestled its way into our hearts here in the ABM kitchen! ’till next time… xxL

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