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Castello creamy havarti and cranberry pastry puffs

Castello creamy havarti and cranberry pastry puffs

16 pcs

These cheese puff bites are close to irresistible. In the combination of the melted Castello Creamy Havarti cheese, the puff pastry, and the sweet notes of cranberry sauce, you find an almost too good to be true treat. On top of that it is easy to make, just as easy to serve, and yes, very easy to indulge in. So, if you are wondering what cheese goes with cranberry sauce, and what a luxe version of the classic cheese balls look like, then look no further. This cheese ball recipe is the top pick.

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  • 0.5 Castello® Creamy havarti cheese 200g
  • 2 frozen, ready to bake puff pastry sheets (5oz)
  • 1 egg lightly whisked with 2 tbsp of cold water
  • tsp cranberry sauce
  • thyme leaves to garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone mat.

2. Unroll the pastry, then divide it into 16 small rectangles and brush with egg wash.

3. Drag a knife across the surface of the dough along the edges to create a border for the crust, then place a slice of Creamy Havarti in the center.

4. Bake for approx. 10 minutes, or until they are a beautiful, golden brown.

5. Top with cranberry sauce and thyme, then serve immediately.

The elevated version of a cheese ball with cranberry sauce

The cheese ball and a variety of the cheese ball recipe is a longtime favorite amongst many. But if you strive for sublime snacks and sublime cheese bites, this is a new favorite alternative. These cranberry bites are somewhat classier than the traditional cheese balls both in looks and taste because of the blend of sweet and savory and the crusty puff pastry dough. The clear cranberry red sits delightfully on top of the neutral-colored pastry and will pleasantly suit the eye – and that is sometimes half the enjoyment. Cheese in puff pastry is simply a wonderful combination – especially with the choice of a creamy and easy-to-melt cheese like the Creamy Castello Havarti cheese.

Delicious cheese puff side dish, appetizer, or treat

The balanced combination of flavours and the easy-to-grab size is perfect for any get-together. Serve the cheese puffs as appetizers, as a delicious side dish, or even as a dessert. This baked Havarti in puff pastry is among the best elevated cheese balls recipes. With its highly appetizing looks and taste, it is a given new favorite for your next dinner party, at-home treat or as part of a cheese board. So, whether you call them elevated cheese balls, cheese bites, or cheese puffs, enjoy the delicate taste in every single bite.