Holiday Flashback: Blue Cheese and Walnut Puff Pastry Spirals

I just realized today that I never had a chance to post this yummies. I took them to a holiday party with friends before Christmas, and everyone seemed to like them- even the blue cheese-haters! They’re quick and great for a party or just to snack on.

Blue Cheese and Walnut Puff Pastry Spirals
(adapted from Williams Sonoma’s Christmas Entertaining)

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed if frozen
3oz crumbled blue cheese, at room temperature
2-4 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tbs fresh minced rosemary

Preheat the oven to 400. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Lay the puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut it in half lengthwise. In a bowl, using a fork, mix together the cheese with enough milk to make a spreadable paste. Spread half of the mixture on each half of the pastry to within 1/4 inch of the edges. Sprinkle evenly with nuts and rosemary. Starting from the long side, roll up each pastry sheet and pinch the seam to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut the rolls crosswise into slices 1/2 inch thick. Arrange standing upright on the baking sheets.

Freeze for 15 minutes, then transfer the cold baking sheet to the oven and bake until the pastry rolls are puffed and golden, 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

2 Responses to “Holiday Flashback: Blue Cheese and Walnut Puff Pastry Spirals”
  1. pinkstripes says:

    OMG. Those look so good. Thanks for sharing.

  2. momto2boys says:

    They were VERY yummy! Thanks for sharing!