Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry

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This is one of my favorite starter! I love goat cheese and its taste and texture goes very well with apple. All served in a puff pastry, it’s super simple but so good. Here is my ultra simple recipe for Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry and I will also show you 4 folding techniques to vary the shapes!

Which goat cheese to choose?

For this recipe, it is best to choose a goat cheese in a log. The goat cheese log or bûche de chèvre is ideal for cooking because it melts particularly well while keeping a slightly dry heart.

You can also try this recipe with fresh goat cheese. In this case put the goat cheese under the apples.

Folding techniques for puff pastry

I chose to show you 4 folding techniques but there are still plenty of others.

The Classic

This is in my opinion the most classic folding method. To do this, simply cut the puff pastry into squares of about 12 x 12 cm (about 4,5 inches). Then place the filling in the center. To finish fold each corner towards the middle and fix them together, possibly adding a few drops of water.

Note that in my case, the pastry almost never holds during baking because the puff pastry swells too much. However, I don’t really mind because I find it pretty to see the inside of the puff pastry.

Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry

The Pocket

With this method, you can hide the filling of the puff pastry (good if you have a filling that don’t look specially nice). To do this, cut a square with the dough of about 12 x 12 cm (4,5 inches) as well. Place the filling on one of the two halves of the puff pastry only. Then, fold the free half and seal the edges well by pressing with the backs of a fork.

Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry

The Mini-Tart

I think this is my favorite method however it does waste a lot of the dough. So, I usually keep the rest of the dough and prepare small sweet apple pies the next day!

For this method, cut two circles about 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter. Cut a circle 9 cm (3.5 inches) in diameter in one of your two circle dough and reserve the border which is 1 cm (0.4 inch) wide.

On the large circle, place the filling, leaving 1 cm (0.4 inch) free from the edges. Then place the border on top and press well with your fingers to seal it.

Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry

The Square

This technique is the one that allows you to add the most filling to your puff pastry! For this technique, cut a 12 x 12 cm (4.5 inches) square of puff pastry. Place the filling in the center, leaving 2 cm free at the edges. Fold the border on themselves and seal them well.

Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry

Here is a little video that shows you these 4 folding techniques!

Recipe for Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry

For 6 puff pastries you need the following ingredients:

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry, rectangular about 250 g
  • 2 apples
  • 1 log of goat cheese
  • Herbes de Provence
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 6 teaspoons of pine nuts
  • Olive oil

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 175 ° C (hot air).

Cut the puff pastry into 6 squares of 12 x 12 cm (4.5 inches).

Cut the apples into thin strips. You can use a mandolin like in my Apple Roses recipe. Cut 6 pieces of goat cheese about 1 to 2 cm (0.5 inches) thick.

Place a few apple slices in the center of each puff pastry. Add a piece of goat cheese on top. Season with salt and pepper.

Add a pinch of Provence herbs. Finish with a few pine nuts and a dash of olive oil.

Fold the four corners towards the center and seal them together tightly. Bake for about 15 minutes. Serve with a green salad.

Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry

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Goat Cheese and Apple Puff Pastry

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side dish, Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 6
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 puff pastry rectangular about 250 g (9 oz)
  • 2 apples
  • 1 log of goat cheese
  • Herbes de Provence
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 6 teaspoons of pine nuts
  • Olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 175 ° C (fan oven).
  • Cut the puff pastry into 6 squares of 12 x 12 cm (4.5 inches).
  • Cut the apples into thin strips. You can use a mandolin like in my Apple Roses recipe. Cut 6 pieces of goat cheese about 1 to 2 cm (0.5 inches) thick.
  • Place a few apple slices in the center of each puff pastry. Add a piece of goat cheese on top. Add salt and pepper.
  • Add a pinch of Provence herbs. Finish with a few pine nuts and a dash of olive oil.
  • Fold the four corners towards the center and seal them together tightly. Bake for about 15 minutes. Serve with a green salad.

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