We thought we would mix it up with this perfect holiday appetizer!
1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
½ c. mascarpone cheese, softened
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¾ c. parmesan cheese
3-4 tbsp jarred pesto
In a small bowl, add the mascarpone, garlic, salt & pepper and stir to combine. This is best done ahead of time and allowed to sit for 20-30 minutes.
Lay a sheet of puff pastry flat on a cutting board and roll out gently just to even out the creases.
Spread the mascarpone mixture evenly across the puff pastry. Sprinkle lightly with salt and top with parmesan cheese. You want the filling to go to the edges of the pastry.
Roll one side of puff pastry into the center. Then roll the other side into the center.
Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Remove plastic and cut into ¼ inch slices. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm!