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Chef Lou's Sweet and Savory Pastry Trio

Chef Lou's Sweet and Savory Pastry Trio

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Posted on June 4, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 8:24 AM

Nut Crusters
makes 16 sticks

¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup pureed pecans
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 each 4" X 4" Puff Pastry Squares, partially thawed
2 eggs, beaten

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, pecans, butter, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Lay Squares on a flat surface. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle nut topping on each square and pat down. Using a sharp knife, cut ¼ inch thick strips. Lay strips nut side up, on a lined cookie sheet and bake in preheated 375 degree for about 8 minutes. Serve with honey or caramel sauce.

Spicy Cheese Sticks
makes 10 sticks

½ cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
¼ cup Bread Crumbs
2 each 4" X 4" Puff Pastry Squares, partially thawed
2 eggs, beaten

In a small bowl, combine parmesan Cheese, Cajun seasoning, and bread crumbs. Set aside.
Lay Squares on a flat surface. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle cheese topping on each square and pat down. Using a sharp knife, cut ½  inch thick strips. Lay strips cheese side up, on a lined cookie sheet and bake in preheated 375 degree for about 8 minutes. Serve with honey butter.

Fruit Pinwheels
makes 10 sticks

2 tablespoons Cherry Pie Filling
2 each 4" X 4" Puff Pastry Squares, partially thawed
2 eggs, beaten

Lay Squares on a flat surface.  Cut 4 slits at each corner of the square(see diagram) leaving a 1 inch square in the middle of the square. Fold the end of each corner in to the center of the square and repeat each corner. This will make a pinwheel. Press the center of the square down and brush entire pastry with the egg. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the cherry pie filling in the center of the square. Lay pastries on a lined cookie sheet and bake in preheated 375 degree for about 12 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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