Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic Recipe
Indulge in the rich, savory goodness of Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic. This delightful appetizer or snack combines the nutty flavor of Gruyère cheese with aromatic rosemary and roasted garlic, all wrapped in a flaky, golden pastry. It’s an elegant yet easy-to-make dish that will impress your guests or satisfy your own cravings.
Table of Contents
- Ingredients You’ll Need
- Preparing the Garlic and Rosemary
- Assembling the Baked Gruyère in Pastry
- Baking to Perfection
- Serving Your Delicious Creation
- Tips and Variations
- Nutritional Information
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic is a decadent treat that perfectly balances the creaminess of Gruyère cheese with the earthy flavors of rosemary and roasted garlic. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply want to elevate your snacking game, this recipe is a must-try.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Gather these ingredients before you begin:
- 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
- 6 ounces Gruyère cheese (grated)
- 1 head of garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (finely chopped)
- 1 egg (beaten, for egg wash)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Preparing the Garlic and Rosemary
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Slice off the top of the garlic head to expose the cloves.
- Place the garlic head on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle it with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Wrap the garlic tightly in the foil.
- Roast the garlic in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the cloves are soft and golden. Once done, let it cool.
- Once cooled, squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and mash them into a paste.
- In a small bowl, combine the roasted garlic paste with the chopped fresh rosemary. Set aside.
Assembling the Baked Gruyère in Pastry
- Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet into a square or rectangle, depending on your preference.
- Spread the roasted garlic and rosemary mixture evenly over the puff pastry, leaving a small border around the edges.
- Sprinkle the grated Gruyère cheese evenly over the garlic and rosemary mixture.
- Season the cheese with a pinch of black pepper.
- Carefully fold the puff pastry over the filling, creating a turnover or rectangular parcel. Press the edges to seal.
Baking to Perfection
- Place the assembled pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Brush the top of the pastry with the beaten egg. This will give it a beautiful golden color when baked.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serving Your Delicious Creation
Remove the Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, slice it into individual portions and serve it warm. This dish is perfect as an appetizer or as a delightful addition to a cheese and charcuterie board.
Tips and Variations
- You can use other types of cheese, such as Brie or Camembert, for a different flavor profile.
- Add a drizzle of honey over the cheese before folding the pastry for a touch of sweetness.
- Garnish with extra fresh rosemary for a visually appealing presentation.
- Note: Nutritional values may vary based on portion size and ingredient brands.
- Calories: 200-250 per serving
- Protein: 6-8g
- Carbohydrates: 14-16g
- Fat: 13-15g
- Fiber: 1-2g
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Can I prepare this dish in advance?
- You can assemble the pastry in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake. Just be sure to brush it with the egg wash just before baking.
2. What should I serve with Baked Gruyère in Pastry?
- This dish pairs wonderfully with fresh fruit, crackers, and a glass of white wine.
3. Can I use pre-minced garlic instead of roasted garlic?
- While roasted garlic provides a unique, sweet flavor, you can use minced garlic for a quicker option. Keep in mind that raw garlic has a stronger and sharper taste.
4. Can I freeze any leftovers?
- While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze any leftover baked pastry. Reheat it in the oven for a few minutes until it’s warmed through.
Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic is a delightful treat that combines the richness of Gruyère cheese with the aromatic notes of rosemary and roasted garlic. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply treating yourself, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds. Enjoy the flaky, cheesy goodness of this savory pastry creation!
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 pound gruyere, fontina, or a mix, cubed
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1-2 cloves garlic, grated
- 2 teaspoons honey, plus more for serving
- 1 egg, beaten
- coarse sugar, for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 425° F.
- Lay the puff pastry flat on a parchment-lined 10-12 inch baking dish/pie plate. Pile the cubes of cheese in the center of the pastry. Mix the rosemary and garlic together with your fingers, then sprinkle over the cheese. Drizzle with honey. Fold the corners of the pastry over the cheese. Brush the pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is deep golden brown and the cheese bubbly.
- EAT and enjoy with extra honey, black pepper, and your favorite bread or crackers…or just with a spoon!
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 8
Amount Per ServingCalories 2284Total Fat 171gSaturated Fat 94gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 68gCholesterol 718mgSodium 3610mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 151g
The information contained herein is subject to change.