Puff Pastry: Sesame Cheese Puffs

An easy vegetarian appetizer recipe using puff pastry.

I have the flu.  This is actually my third time being sick in a month.  I’m writing from my couch, where I have been pounding DayQuil and watching Christmas movies nonstop.  My house is freezing and our wall heater is broken.  So what can we do?  We are turning on the oven and baking these Sesame Cheese Puffs.

Sesame Cheese Puffs using Puff PastryAn easy vegetarian appetizer: Sesame Cheese Puffs using Puff Pastry

This is another experiment using Trader Joe’s Puff Pastry.  They come two in a package, so this recipe is using one of those sheets.  Use a lot of flour to roll it out, because the puff pastry gets really sticky!  All you do, essentially, is section the dough, then fill it with cheese.  Brush on some egg wash, sprinkle with white sesame seeds, and bake!

Sesame Cheese Puffs using Puff Pastry

Sesame Cheese Puffs using Puff Pastry

A word about puff pastry – it is best eaten warm, straight out of the oven.  In the future, I will use a lot more parmesan, because these are more puff than cheese.  Still, eating these under a blanket definitely helps to warm my bones.  FYI so does this Dyson Space Heater which is expensive but man does it work.

Sesame Cheese Puffs


  • One sheet puff pastry, thawed in the refrigerator overnight
  • About 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese (I used Parmesan)
  • 1 egg plus a splash of water (egg wash)
  • White Sesame Seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry and cut into eight rectangles.
  3. Fill each rectangle with cheese, fold over, and use a fork to seal the edges.
  4. Brush each pocket with egg wash, and dust with sesame seeds on top.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.


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  1. Courtney of Savor Good

    aw, feel better soon, Lynn! I am sick with a cough and cold, hubby is a bit sick and the toddler just got sick again too. we had to cancel our out of town Christmas plans to be with family. 🙁 these puffs look super delicious! do you brush the egg wash just on top?

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