This recipe has been provided by our sponsor, Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry.
We've been busy baking with Puff Pastry lately in honor of our upcoming Halloween Puff Pastry Challenge, Presented by Pepperidge Farm! Here's a fun and festive recipe from the Pepperidge Farm folks - they are the perfect nibbles for any Halloween party. Bake these instead of ordering pizza!
Flavor Variation: For a twist on ham and cheese, omit the sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Layer 1 slice deli ham, 2 slices salami and 1 slice deli Cheddar cheese on each pastry rectangle, folding the edges as needed to fit on the pastry without hanging over the sides. Arrange the pastry strips over the filling and proceed as directed above.
Baking Tip: Parchment paper keeps the pastry from sticking to the baking sheet and also makes for easier cleanup. If you don't have parchment paper, you can spray the baking sheet with cooking spray instead. However, cooking spray may cause the bottoms of the pastries to brown more quickly, so begin checking for doneness 5 minutes early.
- Yield:makes 6 mummy puffs
- Active time: 15 minutes
- Total time:45 minutes
Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat egg and water in small bowl with fork.
Sprinkle flour on work surface Unfold 1 pastry sheet on work surface. Cut pastry sheet into 3 rectangles along fold lines. Cut pastry rectangles in half crosswise, making 6 (about 3x5") rectangles. Place pastry rectangles onto baking sheet.
Spread about 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce on each pastry to edge. Top each with about tablespoons of cheese and 3 slices of pepperoni.
Unfold remaining pastry sheet on work surface. Cut pastry sheet into 3 rectangles along fold lines. Cut each pastry rectangle crosswise into 12 (about 3/4" wide) strips, making 36 in all.
Arrange 6 pastry strips on each pastry, placing slightly askew over filing to resemble mummy's bandages. Brush with egg mixture. Place 2 olive slices on each pastry for "eyes."
Bake 20 minutes or until pastries are golden brown. Let pastries cool on baking sheet on wire rack for 10 minutes.