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Bacon and Cheddar Puff Pastry Crisps

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Your guests are sure to enjoy these bite-sized appetizers with big-sized flavors like bacon, Cheddar cheese, and a creamy ranch dressing.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 8 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 72
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed

  • 1 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)

  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 1/2 cup prepared ranch salad dressing

  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 12x12-inch square. Cut into 36 (2-inch) squares. Prick the pastry squares with a fork.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet, making 72 squares in all.  Place the squares onto baking sheets.

  3. Bake for 8 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Using the back of a spoon, press down the centers of the hot pastries to make an indentation.

  4. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon each cheese and bacon onto each pastry.  Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.  Top with the dressing and chives.

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Tip

The kind of pan you use can affect baking times. A nonstick or dark glazed baking sheet may bake faster, so adjust your time and check pastry while baking.

If your Puff Pastry becomes soft and sticky while working with it, chill it in the fridge for a few minutes. Place in the refrigerator between rollings, too.

Always flip and place the cut side of the Puff Pastry down on the baking sheet.

You can thaw Puff Pastry in the fridge. Separate and place each sheet on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and defrost in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.

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Submitted by:
Angie L.
Date: 10/5/2006

5 star rating

"Try ranch and bacon dressing on this. It's very good!"

Submitted by:
Marlene L.
Date: 4/20/2007

4 star rating

"It's even easier and less time-consuming you use prepackaged cooked bacon bits."

Submitted by:
Laurie W.
Date: 10/7/2007

4 star rating

"I got a chance to try these delicious pastry crisps at a party that I attended this weekend. They are really great. The lady that made them said that they are so easy. I plan on making them at my next party."

Submitted by:
Nina C.
Date: 11/7/2007

4 star rating

"I served these little gems with homemade clam chowder and it was great. A nice change from regular bread or crackers."

Submitted by:
Debbie P.
Date: 1/3/2010

4 star rating

"I loved it. I mixed the dressing with the bacon and cheese and then put the green onion and more cheese on top. We also made half the recipe with blue cheese dressing and half with ranch dressing. Wonderful!"

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