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Walnut Cheddar Coins

Simple to make, these mouth-watering coins have a rich cheese flavour and crunchy walnut texture that make for perfect hors d'oeuvres for your holiday party

April 8th, 2012

Recipe courtesy of For this and other great recipes, visit the California Walnut Commission

Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
  • ½ pound pre-rolled puff pastry
  • ½ cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup toasted California walnuts, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. In large, dry skillet over medium-high heat, cook walnuts until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Unroll pastry. It should measure a 10-inch square. If not using pre-rolled pastry, roll out to this size.

  4. Sprinkle pastry with Cheddar cheese, walnuts and cayenne pepper, leaving a ½-inch border along the top edge. Starting at one edge, roll up tightly, jellyroll style. Place on baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes, or until firm.

  5. Using a serrated knife, slice pastry crosswise into ½-inch thick slices. Arrange flat on prepared baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Brush with egg. Bake in the centre of the oven until golden and puffed, about 15 minutes.

Nutrients Per Serving

Per 2 coins: 60 calories, 3 g protein, 5 g fat, 2 g carbs, 1 g fibre

Walnut Cheddar Coins

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