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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Bacon Cheese Tree Appetizers

Bacon and cheese! What a combo amirite? Give these appetizers a try for your next get together, they're sure to be a hit! 

1 tsp vegetable oil
2 slices bacon, finely chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
125 g (1/2 block) cream cheese, at room temperature
50 g (1/3 cup) parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped green onion tops (so green part only)
2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted
1 egg, beaten
12 - 6" wooden skewers

To make the filling heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet and cook the onion and bacon until onion becomes soft and the bacon is cooked, about 5 minutes on medium heat. Then set aside to cool.
In a small bowl beat the cream cheese, parmesan, green onion and cooled bacon/onion together.
Lay one sheet of puff pastry out and spread the mixture all the way to the edge. Cover with the second sheet of puff pastry and press gently.

Brush with beaten egg and cut 12 strips about 1/2" wide. Fold the strips in a Christmas tree shape (large at the bottom narrowing to the top) or if they're not for Christmastime just fold them evenly. Feed a skewer through the bottom and just out the top.

Lay on parchment lined baking sheets and again brush with beaten egg. Bake in a 400°F oven for 20-23 minutes or until lightly golden. 

These can be served warm or cold. If you want to make them ahead of time place the baked puffs on a lined baking sheet and cover with foil in refrigerator. If you want to serve them warm uncover and place in a 325°F oven for 5-10 minutes. Or just place cold puff trees on a platter and serve.

Makes 12 puffy Christmas tree nibblers!
Adapted from: destitute Gourmet

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