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cheese pastizzi

Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

Pastizzi are popular snacks in Malta.

yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheese pastizzi

  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 17.3-oz pkg
    frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • coarse salt, optional
  • freshly ground black pepper, optional

How To Make cheese pastizzi

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2
    Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine egg, cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • 3
    On a lightly floured surface, roll each pastry sheet into a 10-inch square. Cut each sheet into six 3 1/2-inch rounds.
  • 4
    Place 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture in center of each round. Bring up two opposite edges of dough over filling and pinch to seal. Place pastries, sealed sides up, on the prepared baking sheet.
  • 5
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. If desired, sprinkle with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • 6
    Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare as directed; cool completely. Place pastries in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place frozen pastries on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

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