Tomato Florentine Puffs with Goat Cheese

   

In my last recipe post on Saving and More, I shared a party-friendly recipe for Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto and Puff Pastry. This recipe also uses puff pastry, an ingredient I love for how versatile it is. You could take almost any combination of ingredients and turn them into something of substance by adding puff pastry.

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This recipe, for example, combines tomatoes, goat cheese, and spinach. If you don't have goat cheese, feel free to use a different cheese. Ran our of spinach? Substitute another dark, leafy green vegetable like kale or arugula. Other than versatility, speed of cooking is another great reason to love puff pastry; this dough puffs up fast!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 white onion, roughly chopped

2 cloves garlic

4 cups cherry tomatoes

4 cups fresh spinach, cleaned

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup goat cheese

salt and pepper as needed

1 pound puff pastry

 

Recipe Process:

In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the oil, puff pastry, goat cheese, salt, and pepper. Process until the entire mixture is finely chopped and no large chunks remain (alternatively, finely chop these ingredients manually with a knife and cutting board).

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped mixture to the pan, cooking for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the ingredients soften. Turn off heat, stir in goat cheese, then season with salt and pepper as needed. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Working quickly, lay out the puff pastry. Cut shapes with cutters (I used cookie cutters), then arrange on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Place a small amount of the tomato mixture in the center of each puff pastry shape. Bake at 400°F for 5-10 minutes, or until the puff pastry has risen and the edges begin to turn golden brown.

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Hello! I'm Brandon, a full time caterer by day and recipe developer, food stylist, and photographer by night. I've catered to a range of celebrity musicians including Heart, Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, Celtic Woman, and more, but I get the most enjoyment from developing delicious, beautifully presented recipes to share with you! If you like what you see here, be sure to visit my personal blog at www.TheYummyBits.com!

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