This weekend is all about the brunch baking, as it turns out. Today I decided to try my hand with puff pastry for the first time, and had a hankering for blue cheese. The rest, as they say, is history. This recipe comes from Dinner, Then Dessert – it’s quick, easy, and delicious. I used pre-made puff pastry and ramped up the blue cheesyness, ending up with an eminently satisfying treat to eat for brunch with a glass of sparkling wine and Step Up playing on Netflix…I sure do know how to Sunday!
Fair warning – the blue cheese flavor is really intense – if you want to mellow it out a bit, try using a base of plain cream cheese like in the recipe linked above.
Cook time: 10 minutes
- 1 sheet of puff pastry, cut in half lengthwise to make two rectangles
- 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled – I used Castello Danish blue
- 1/2 of a red onion, 1/2 of a white onion, caramelized
- 1/2 cup crisp bacon, cut into small pieces
- Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (200 C).
- Slice the onions and caramelize them over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
- Fry up your bacon, then chop it into small pieces.
- Lay the two rectangles of puff pastry onto a silicone baking mat or on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle each puff pastry rectangle with the blue cheese. Spread the caramelized onions over the cheese, then sprinkle on the bacon.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then sprinkle with parsley (if you want – I didn’t have any on hand) and serve in slices or wedges.
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