Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Best appetizer ever!

It's versatile, it's delicious, it's easy, it's a MUST HAVE at parties.... it's a what I call Gouda Goodness. However, you can change this up many different ways!



1 can of crescent rolls
1 disc of smoked gouda cheese
honey dijon mustard
dried basil

Lay your crescent rolls out in a square, pressing the seams together. Cut your gouda cheese in half so that the disc stays in tact. Between the halves of cheese spread a generous amount of honey dijon and sprinkle some basil. Wrap the crescent rolls around the cheese, tucking the extra underneath. Place on a cookie sheet and bake on 300F for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown or cheese is melted. Serve with wheat thins!

*Note- with gouda cheese it takes longer for the cheese to melt because it is a harder cheese. In this case, we are going to lower the temp on the oven and cook it longer so the cheese has time to melt.*

This is what it looked like when I served it at our Superbowl party last year.


Variations to this:

- You can use a puff pastry if you don't want to use crescent rolls.

- You can use Brie cheese instead of Gouda. Brie melts quickly because it is a softer cheese. I would cook this one on 350F for 15-20 minutes. You can do a lot of things with Brie. It pairs really well with fruit. Serve it with sliced apples or grapes. Before you wrap the Brie in the pastry of your choice, you can add almonds or pecans, fruit like figs, cranberries, or apples.

Happy Tuesday!!!

2 comments:

  1. This is one of my all time favorites! LOVE, LOVE!

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  2. Whoa, I definitely will try this! Right up my alley and easy enough maybe I can actually do it :)

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