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spicy cranberry puffs

Recipe by
Julie Ann Keene
Oak Cliff, TX

These get snarfed up as soon as they come out of the oven over here. They're a quick and easy hors d'oeuvre and are perfect for holiday parties and potlucks. I will often double the recipe because they go so fast. You'll use about 16 TBSP of cheese and about 16 TSP cranberries (with liquid from the sauce to make a glaze)

yield 16 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spicy cranberry puffs

  • 1 bag
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 can
    whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 can
    green chiles (small can)
  • 1 sheet
    puff pastry sheet, thawed

How To Make spicy cranberry puffs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 and unfold pastry sheet. Cut pastry into roughly 2 inch squares. Place squares on baking sheet with a silpat or parchment.
  • 2
    Drain chiles and mix well into cranberry sauce.
  • 3
    Roll cheese into large marbles and smoosh into each pastry on the top middle.
  • 4
    Using a pastry brush, brush the liquid from the cranberry mixture over each pastry square to create a glaze.
  • 5
    Finally top each piece with a rounded teaspoon of the cranberries.
  • 6
    Cook 25 to 30 minutes, until pastry is puffy and golden.