29 April 2010

Recipe: Blue Cheese, Apple & Walnut Pastries

Blue Cheese, Apple & Walnut Pastries

Preparation Time: 30 minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Serves 8

Ingredients:
1 packet ready-made puff pastry
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices
Butter
100ml apple juice
70g Blue Cheese
Walnuts or pecan nuts, chopped

Instructions:
Gently fry the apple slices in a little butter and apple juice for 10 minutes or until soft. Mash half the apple with the Blue Cheese and nuts and set the remaining apple aside. Using a cup, cut out 8 rounds of puff pastry and gently mould into a non-stick muffin tin. The pastry does not need to be pressed all the way into the tin. Spoon the apple and cheese mixture into the pastry and add the remaining slices of apple. Bake for 20 minutes at 200° or until golden. Serve with cream or ice cream.

Blue Cheese
A rich cheese that is ideal for flavouring a wide variety of foods due to its pungent, peppery taste. Crumble over salads and soup.

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