Sunday, September 18, 2011

Apple and Goat Cheese Triangles

Saturday was the perfect day to head up to the apple orchard. It was bright and breezy and the trees were overflowing with apples!




Needless to say, I came home with a giant bag of apples and a gallon of fresh apple cider. To use this all up, I have planned out a few great apple recipes to share with you this week so stay tuned! :)


First up are these cute little puffed pastry triangles that are stuffed with apples, walnuts, and goat cheese. These sweet and savory little bites are a perfect fall snack or appetizer. I found this recipe at the Rainy Day Gal website. I changed them up a bit by substituting goat cheese for blue cheese and adding a few teaspoons of honey to the mix to sweeten up my apples.


Apple and Goat Cheese Triangles
original recipe from www.rainydaygirl.com
adapted recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
makes 20 to 25 triangles
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup goat cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon minced rosemary
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
2 teaspoons honey
1 egg
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons water


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


In a medium sized bowl, combine apples, walnuts, cheese, rosemary, and honey. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Roll out your pastry until it reaches a 14in x14in square. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, slice 5 even horizontal slices and then 5 vertical slices to create 25 squares.


Spoon a teaspoonful of apple mixture into the center of each square and fold pastry dough over to form triangles. Seal edges with a fork. Make an egg wash by beating together the egg and water and brush over each triangle.


Butter 2 baking sheets and transfer the triangles over to the pans. Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.






12 comments:

Lindselicious said...

These triangles sound so good! Im so jealous I really hope I get to go apple picking this year. I cant wait for the rest of the apple recipes!

Yasmeen said...

How interesting! Love the combo of apples and goat cheese. I love cheese with jams and fruit pastes so why not juicy apples?

Leslie said...

These sound sooooo tasty! Gotta love fresh apples!

German Mama said...

What a great combination of flavors! I have to try these.

Sue/the view from great island said...

I could see making a meal of these, thanks!

RavieNomNoms said...

These look tremendous!! I am so very impressed...the flavor combination here has to be incredible

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Love the idea of the flavors here - so perfect for this time of year and really unusal - lovely post
Mary

Susan said...

Looks great, Sabrina! The perfect thing for a wine-tasting party!

Happy When Not Hungry said...

These look delicious and I love the apple and goat cheese combo. Nice job!

Parsley Sage said...

Ace apple creation! I think apple and goat cheese is an amazing combo :) The orchard looks like a blast!

Peggy said...

I definitely need to go apple-pickin! These sound absolutely wonderful =)

Ranjani said...

apples and cheese is such a good combination! these look delicious and your photos are beautiful

 

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