Puff Pastry Party Appetizer

puff pastry ghosts

I’ve been making party appetizers for so many years – it’s the most common way we entertain {cocktail parties, ladies nights, between-meal-baby/bridal showers, etc}, so I’ve amassed quite a collection of go-to recipes. One of my favorite and most often used ingredients when making party appetizers is puff pastry sheets, so I was DELIGHTED {to say the least} to work with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry on this seasonal recipe challenge. Pepperidge Farm provided one of their recipes {see here} and I turned it into a fun Halloween party appetizer {or snack} for kids and adults.

I also changed up the ingredients slightly and I’m sharing the recipe below. With it you can make these cute little puff pastry “ghosts” or omit the “eyes” and serve it for any occasion.

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Puff Pastry Ribbons {or “Ghosts”}

  • 1 sheet frozen Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, thawed according to package
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian herbs seasoning blend
  • 18 8-inch wooden skewers
  • Capers and cream cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Sprinkle a work surface with flour, and 1/2 of the cheese. The pastry is folded into 3 sections – brush the outside of the pastry sheet with water as you unfold it onto the flour & cheese surface. You should have the pastry sheet wet-side down.  I like to use a rolling pin at this point and go over the flat pastry to stretch it out slightly, and to go over the creases of the folds.

Brush the top of the pastry sheet with water, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and herbs. Press the cheese mixture lightly into the surface of the pastry with your hands or a rolling pin.

Using a pizza cutter, cut the pastry sheet into 1/2-inch strips – you should get about 16-18.

Thread the pastry strips accordion-style onto the skewers {see above}. Place skewers onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Keep remaining skewers in refrigerator until ready to bake.

Bake 10 minutes and check to see if they’re done. Add up to 5 more minutes until pastry is cooked through.

Remove and let cool on a wire rack.

To Make Ghosts: The shape of the pastries looks like little puffy ghosts. Dot one side of a caper with cream cheese and attach to the prepared pastry as “eyes.” Let set and serve.

TIP:  These are great appetizers, or use them as an accompaniment to soup, salad, chili, etc.

The results are these light, flaky, cheesy skewers, with a party-perfect presentation.  Since they’re on skewers you can stand them up in a dish {dressed up with our FREE printable tags here}, or lay them on a tray.  The skewer makes them easy to hold and eat.

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This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. Celebrations At Home received compensation for participation. Opinions expressed are my own.

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