Give your party festive flavor with these hors d'oeuvres. Each mini, pumpkin-shaped bite, made with store-bought puff pastry, is filled with grated Gruyère and Parmesan cheeses and Dijon mustard.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously flour two pieces of parchment paper; on each, roll out an unfolded pastry sheet to form a 15-by-13-inch rectangle, about 1/16 inch thick. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the paprika into the melted butter.

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  • Remove pastry from the refrigerator, and brush off excess flour. Spread a rectangle of pastry with mustard; sprinkle with both cheeses. Season with pepper. Lay a second pastry rectangle on top.

  • Place a sheet of parchment on top of the stacked pastry; using a rolling pin, roll until smooth and pastry layers are sealed together. Remove parchment, and brush top of pastry with butter mixture. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • With a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, cut into 18 to 24 shapes. Immediately place the shapes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a sharp paring knife, score each shape four or five times to make pumpkin ridges. Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer puffs to a wire rack; let cool slightly before serving.

Reviews (5)

90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2014
Nice, but there's too much Parmesan. I cut it in half and they were perfect.
Rating: Unrated
10/19/2010
I have been making these for halloween for the past few years that ware awesome!! You could definitely change them up a bit by adding different tastes, but they are great done as the recipe indicates.
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09/29/2010
Has anyone thought of making these with chicken? Also, can these be prepared and refrigerated overnight before baking?
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10/13/2009
For something similar, I'd try a creamy wasabi or horseradish; for similar but different taste, maybe pesto, or a hummus/goat cheese combination. For something sweet, perhaps a fig or similar jam would work well with these cheeses. Good luck!
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09/16/2009
Does anyone have a good substitute for this recipe for the mustard? My mother is allergic, and I'm not a huge fan either. I'm not very good with substitutions--still learning :) THANKS!