Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Easy little Alsatian pizzas.
- 1 (17 1/3 ounce) package frozen puff pastry
- 2⁄3 cup Quark
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 3 slices bacon, cut into thin strips (double or triple smoked)
- 1⁄4 onion, thinly sliced
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry to 1/8-inch thickness.
- Cut into disks about 3-1/4 to 4 inches in diameter and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
- Leave in freezer until dough is frozen.
- Mix together quark, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Remove crusts from freezer.
- Poke pastry with a fork.
- Spread cheese mixture equally on each crust.
- Sprinkle with onion and bacon.
- Bake on bottom rack of oven for ten minutes, or until bottoms of pizzas are a dark, golden brown.
- Serve warm.
These were quick and easy to prepare and tasted great! I had contacted the chef before making them as I couldn't find quark so I subbed cream cheese and it worked beautifully. I used one sheet of pastry dough, which I cut into four squares. I softened about 2/3 of a 8oz. package of cream cheese, stirred in a sprinkling of nutmeg and enough cream (1T?) to make it spreading consistency. I spread a fourth on each pastry square. Then I topped one with grated parmesan cheese and walnuts, one with cheddar and bacon, one with cheddar and roasted red peppers, the other with garlic and herbs. I baked them 15 minutes til golden brown on bottom. Removed them from the oven then sliced them in half and/or quarters to make triangles. I served them with salads. My DH and I both really enjoyed these and the creamy texture of the filling. The parmesan and walnut was our favorite. Although the cheddar and roasted red pepper was a close second for me! These are delicious and totally flexible. The recipe went straight into my Keeper recipe book. Thank you for sharing your recipe littleturtle!
Very good and easy. I made these for brunch today with a few minor changes. I used a small saucer to impress the round shape onto the pastry, and then cut them out with a knife. From the leftover pastry I was able to re-roll and get a fifth round (there were plenty of other ingredients for this fifth "pizza"). I poked the pastry with a fork before freezing to make it easier, and used parchment paper instead of wax paper on the baking sheet so I could go straight to the oven after adding the toppings. I pre-cooked the bacon strips for a few minutes because I like my bacon fairly well done. Next time I will also pre-cook the onion slices for some carmelization. (They were tender enough as it was, but rather pale looking.) I brushed beaten egg on the edges of the pastry to get it nice and brown as it puffed up, which took 15 minutes. I think smaller rounds will make great appetizers, and I'll definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.