Goat Cheese Puffs

These Goat Cheese Puffs are the perfect little puff pastry bites you never knew you needed in life! They’re a savory, sweet, and simply irresistible appetizer that’s perfect for parties and holiday gatherings.

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Why These Goat Cheese Puffs Are So Very Good

  • Fast. Done in 30 minutes with the help of your air fryer.
  • Easy. Simply stuff the puff pastry with the filling and air fry.
  • Perfectly Portioned. Great for sharing with guests or munching on while you watch a good movie.
  • Vegetarian. A vegetarian option to offset the usual wings and meatballs that are so often served.

It’s very simple why they’re so good. Sweet and savory. Buttery, crunchy and creamy. Bite sized. Addictive.

Need I go on?? It’s the combination of textures and flavors that makes this such a delight.

What Goes Well With Goat Cheese?

Goat cheese is becoming an incredibly popular ingredient in appetizers because of how delicious it is and how luxurious it can make even the most simple recipe.

You will enjoy the flavors of goat cheese even more when it is paired with the right ingredients. Sweet and tart fruits and preserves are often a favorite, which is why I included figs in this goat cheese appetizer.

What Do These Goat Cheese Appetizers Taste Like?

These Goat Cheese Puffs not only look elegant, but they taste wonderful as well. The earthy, tart flavor of the goat cheese is complimented perfectly by the sweetness of the figs and the saltiness of the prosciutto.

Add in the aromatic, almost bittersweet flavor of the tarragon and you’ve got an irresistible dish that makes a perfect appetizer or snack for when you have company. Or you could of course just make a batch for yourself so you don’t have to share.

Is This An Easy Appetizer To Make?

Did I mention how simple these are to make?

Have you ever had company coming over and wanted to make a fancy appetizer for a party but really didn’t feel like doing a lot of cooking?

If something looks fancy and tastes fancy, that must mean it takes a long-winded, difficult process to make it, right?

Actually, fancy doesn’t always mean difficult to make, and these Goat Cheese Puffs are the perfect example of how a seemingly fancy dish can actually be quite easy to make.

You simply cook the prosciutto in the microwave, crumble it, mix it with the other ingredients and fold it in some puff pastry.

I use frozen, store-bought puff pastry in this recipe, so it’s crazy easy to work with and takes no time to prepare.

After that, you just throw the prepared Goat Cheese Puffs into the air fryer for a whopping 10 minutes and they’re ready to go!

These deceivingly easy to make puff pastry bites are sure to wow your guests and keep you from having to spend all day in the kitchen cooking.

How To Make Goat Cheese Puffs

  1. Place the prosciutto slices on a dry paper towel. Lay another towel on top. Cook for 1 minute on high in the microwave. Remove the top paper towel and allow the prosciutto to cool (meat will be slightly flexible but will crisp upon cooling). When completely cool, crumble prosciutto and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese, figs, crisped prosciutto, and tarragon. Stir until well-blended.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg and water with a fork and set aside. Lightly flour a work surface. Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet to a 12×12-inch square. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 16 (3×3-inch) squares and then brush the edges of the squares with the egg mixture.
  4. Place about 2 teaspoons of the goat cheese mixture in the center of each square. Fold the pastry over the filling to form triangles. Press the edges to seal. Crimp the edges with a fork.
  5. Arrange 8 of the pastry triangles in the air fryer, leaving as much space as possible in between them. Set air fryer to 400°F for 10 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Repeat with remaining pastry triangles.
  6. Serve warm.

Tips And Tricks For Making Goat Cheese Puffs

  • If you don’t own a pizza cutter, I highly recommend you get one for this recipe. It makes preparing the puff pastry so much easier and there are tons of other great applications for it.
  • Make sure you leave plenty of space between the pastry triangles when you air fryer them and don’t try to cook them all in one batch! If they don’t have enough room for the air to circulate around them they will stay doughy, and nobody wants that.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer you can put them on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven at 400F for 12-15 minutes.

Looking For More Great Air Fryer Appetizers?

  • My Low Carb Queso Fundido recipe is a crazy delicious dip you can make right in your air fryer! It’s loaded with yummy chorizo and hot, melty cheese!
  • Make your taste buds sing with this Air Fried Feta Psiti. Who doesn’t love a delicious baked cheese?
  • Make delicious Taco Meatballs right in your air fryer. They come out juicy and bursting with taco flavor!

And if you’re looking for more great holiday appetizers, check out my Prosciutto Wrapped Brie. It’s one of the easiest dishes I’ve ever made, but it’s bursting with flavor!

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Once you’ve had these delicious Goat Cheese Puffs, you’re sure to want to make them all the time as an appetizer, snack, or a midnight craving. Make sure to share this recipe with your friends on Pinterest and Facebook so they can enjoy it as well!

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Goat Cheese Puffs

These Goat Cheese Puffs are the perfect little puff pastry bites you never knew you needed in life! They’re savory, sweet, and simply irresistible.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Course: Appetizer, Appetizers, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Goat Cheese Pastry Bites, Goat Cheese Puffs, Puff Pastry Bites

Servings: 8

Calories: 240kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the prosciutto slices on a dry paper towel. Lay another towel on top. Cook for 1 minute on high in the microwave. Remove top paper towel and allow the prosciutto to cool (meat will be slightly flexible but will crisp upon cooling). When completely cool, crumble prosciutto and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese, figs, crisped prosciutto, and tarragon. Stir until well-blended.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg and water with a fork and set aside. Lightly flour a work surface. Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet to a 12×12-inch square. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 16 (3×3-inch) squares and then brush the edges of the squares with the egg mixture.
  • Place about 2 teaspoons of the goat cheese mixture in the center of each square. Fold the pastry over the filling to form triangles. Press the edges to seal. Crimp the edges with a fork.

  • Arrange 8 of the pastry triangles in the air fryer, leaving as much space as possible in between them. Set air fryer to 400°F for 10 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Repeat with remaining pastry triangles.
  • Serve warm.

  • If you don’t own a pizza cutter yet, I highly recommend you get one for this recipe. It makes preparing the puff pastry so much easier and there’s tons of other great applications for it.
  • Make sure you leave plenty of space between the pastry triangles when you air fryer them and don’t try to cook them all in one batch! If they don’t have enough room for the air to circulate around them they will stay doughy, and nobody wants that.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer you can put them on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven at 400F for 12-15 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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Originally Published November 30, 2019

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