I first stumbled upon this recipe searching for appetizers to make for Thanksgiving. Coming across a similar one from Real Simple, I was intrigued. Then I saw this one (with added mushrooms and gruyere cheese — genius). Sold.
And then I added bacon.
They turned out amazing, and have been bookmarked under descriptions such as “go-to”, “idiot proof” and “pretty impressive with relatively little effort”.
These are a snap to pull together, you only need one pan and an oven and you’re good to go. Here’s how to make them:
- 2 medium onions (I like yellow ones), thinly sliced
- 4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
- About 5-6 strips of bacon (this really depends on your preference)
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1½ apples, cubed (I used Gala apples)
- 1½ oz. grated gruyere cheese (I’m a cheater and buy it pre-grated at Trader Joe’s)
- 1 package (1 pound) of frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Chives, for serving
- Heat oven to 400º F. Fry bacon in the pan until done to your liking. Set bacon aside in a separate bowl, and add onions and thyme, stirring occasionally until soft and golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened. Stir in the apples last. Cook until the apples are softened. Turn burner off and let cool slightly (you don’t want the cheese to all melt in one blob). Add in the cheese and mix well, seasoning with salt and pepper to your liking.
- Place each sheet of pastry on a parchment-lined baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Brush with beaten egg, and cut into bite sized pieces (about 2″ squares). Place a spoonful of topping on each. Pop into the oven and bake for about 25 minutes.
Watch as they dissapear!