Easy Gruyére Cheese Puffs
Paired with CAST’s estate grown Blanc de Noirs.
- Puff Pastry dough-Easy to use and purchase like Trader Joe’s or other store-16 servings per box.
- ½ lb grated gruyere cheese per 16 puffs
- 1 jar of cranberry sauce or jamb like apricot, berry, orange etc.
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- Fresh ground black Pepper
- Sea salt
Once the pastry is thawed (according to the instructions on the package), break it into four equal portions. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Take a separated portion and cut it into four more equal parts. Some of the brands are already sectioned for ease of use.
Lightly spray the cups in a muffin pan and begin to place the smaller sections into the cups. Repeat step two and three until the muffin pan is full.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt, pepper, and rosemary onto each of the sections in the cups, sprinkle tbsp. gruyere cheese into each cup in the middle of the pastry section.
Use ½ tsp of cranberry sauce (or other jam) on top of the cheese and fold the four corners of the pastry into the middle and pinch the top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
Plate warm, or at room temperature.
With Holiday gatherings making a comeback (hopefully), it means sparkling wines. They are always a fun way to greet friends and family.
Our new estate grown Blanc de Noirs will undoubtedly be at the top of your list–we have had a chance to enjoy it and know you will as well. These Easy Gruyere Cheese Puffs and are a great pairing with without breaking the bank, using hard to find ingredients, or require you to be a food network chef, though you will feel like one.
As for optional cheeses we recommend a black truffle pecorino, and Estero Gold from the Valley Ford Creamery were excellent companion for these wines. Enjoy making the recipe below and Happy Holidays!