In this sweet and savory appetizer, apple butter and Cheddar combine to create layers of flavor nestled within buttery puff pastry. This appetizer is impressive enough for any holiday table, but is easily made with just three ingredients., December 2021


Credit: Carolyn Hodges

Recipe Summary

10 mins
55 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Stack 2 baking sheets on top of each other (this will help keep the bottom from burning) and line with parchment paper. Lay puff pastry on another sheet of parchment and roll it out to about 12 inches. Evenly spread apple butter over the pastry, leaving ½ inch of one edge bare for sealing. Sprinkle Cheddar on top of the apple butter. Brush the bare edge with water to help it stick. Starting at the opposite edge, roll the pastry into a log; place seam-side down on a small cutting board and freeze until firm enough to slice, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 10 pieces. Transfer the slices to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown on the edges, 23 to 25 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
203 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 17g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 5g; fat 13g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 11mg; vitamin a iu 142IU; sodium 138mg; potassium 35mg; niacin equivalents 1mg.