Southwestern Bruschetta Bites

Set the bread aside...our kicked-up bruschetta topping, made with corn, beans and peppers, is served on cheese filled puff pastry.  Yes, it is as good as it sounds!
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 40 minutes
  • bake: 15 minutes
  • cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 10



  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets(1 sheet), thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole kernel corn or thawed frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup drained, rinsed black beans
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/7 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.

  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.  Brush the pastry with the egg mixture.  Sprinkle with the cheese and cilantro to within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Starting at a long side, roll up like a jelly roll.  Press the seam to seal.  Cut the pastry roll into 20 (1/2-inch) slices.  Place the slices, cut-side down, onto 2 baking sheets.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Gently flatten the hot pastries with a spatula.  Let the pastries cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for 10 minutes.

  4. Stir the corn, beans, onion, red pepper, jalapeño pepper, cumin and 1 teaspoon lime juice in a medium bowl.

  5. Mash the avocado in a medium bowl.  Stir in the sour cream and remaining lime juice.  Season with the black pepper.

  6. Top each pastry with about 2 teaspoons avocado mixture and 1 tablespoon corn mixture.  Top with additional fresh cilantro, if desired.

Rolled Recipe

Watch a how-to demonstration of this recipe technique.

Watch the demo to see how to make this type of recipe, then consult your recipe for specific instructions.

Comments & Ideas

Have a unique twist on this recipe or comment you’d like share? We may feature your twist on our homepage. We’ll include your first name, last initial and profile picture from Facebook.


More Recipes