Bacon & Blue Cheese Straws
Recipe type: Appetizer, Hors d'Oeuvre
Cuisine: Holiday, Entertaining
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Serves: 12-16
This easy appetizer is bound to get your party off to the right start!
  • 1 sheet frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted for 30 minutes
  • ½ c. Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 4 strips Bacon, cooked until very crisp, drained, cooled, and crumbled
  • 1 sprig Rosemary, optional
  1. Place puff pastry on a sheet of parchment. Scatter the blue cheese, bits of bacon, and torn rosemary needles over it. Top with another sheet of parchment. Use a rolling-pin to press the toppings into pastry, maintaining a fairly square shape.
  2. Remove the top layer of parchment and cut the puff pastry into long strip, ½-3/4 in. wide, using a pizza wheel or very sharp knife. Separate the strips, twist, and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. At this point, you are ready to bake the cheese straws or you can freeze them for a later date.
  3. When you are ready to bake the straws, preheat the oven to 400°. Bake them until they have puffed and turned golden brown, about 12 minutes, rotating halfway through. If you have made them ahead and frozen them, they will take a few extra minutes. Allow to cool slightly and serve.
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