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Walnut Cheddar Coins

Walnut Cheddar Coins
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  • 20 ServingsServings


  • 1/2 lb pre-rolled puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted California walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten



1 Toasting walnuts: In large, dry skillet over medium-high heat, cook walnuts until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2 Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Unroll pastry. It should measure a 10-inch square.

3 If not using pre-rolled pastry, roll out to this size. Sprinkle pastry with Cheddar cheese, walnuts and cayenne pepper, leaving a 1/2-inch border along the top edge.

4 Starting at one edge, roll up tightly, jellyroll style. Place on baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes, or until firm. Using a serrated knife, slice pastry crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices.

5 Arrange flat on prepared baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Brush with egg.

6 Bake in the center of the oven until golden and puffed, about 15 minutes.

Source: California Walnut Board