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Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic, the holiday appetizer…quick, easy, and most importantly – incredibly delicious. Store-bought puff pastry wrapped around melted gruyere cheese with honey, rosemary, and garlic. Then baked until the pastry is golden and the cheese caramelized and melty. A truly mouth-watering appetizer that’s perfect for holiday entertaining. It’s festive, easy to prepare, and a favorite with everyone. 

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Happy Christmas week! Crazy that Friday is Christmas Eve! Since this week is craziness for most everyone, I’m keeping all my recipes quick and easy. I’m sharing simple family recipes and a couple appetizers that really do steal the show.

Starting the with this baked gruyere, which honestly, rivals baked brie. I can’t believe just how delicious (and easy) this is.

Originally when I made this recipe a couple weeks ago, it looked a little different from the version I’m sharing today. When I first made this, it was one of those dark, snowy super cold days. I was also working on this towards the end of the day, so the light was really bad.

I photographed the cheese and it just wasn’t what I wanted…look wise or taste wise.

There wasn’t any pastry involved and the cheese was just too oily. And honestly, it was kind of boring. So I sat on the recipe not sure I’d return to it.

Then this week approached and I needed some quick appetizers to share. I re-thought the recipe a bit and well, here we are.

This is SO GOOD you guys. The pastry changed it all.

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The quick details

Start with the cheese, I use a mix of mostly cubed gruyere cheese and then some fontina too. I highly recommend using the gruyere, but if one or the other is not available, either cheese is really great!

Now on to the pastry. Store-bought puff pastry is a must. I keep it in the freezer at all times, but especially around the holidays for quick appetizers.

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Unwrap the pastry and pile the cubed cheese in the center. Top with a mix of rosemary and garlic, drizzle over a small amount of honey, and wrap the brie up.

If you’re on the fence about the honey, trust me it’s needed. The honey caramelizes on top of the cheese making every melty bite even more delicious. Creamy cheeses with just a touch of sweet is always good.

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Last step, brush the pastry with a beaten egg and add a sprinkle of coarse sugar. This step isn’t needed, but it makes the pastry really sparkle. It’s fun for the holidays and adds a nice deliciousness too.

Throw the cheese in the oven, and done.

When the cheese comes out of the oven, the top of the pastry should be deeply golden brown with a few more burnt spots. The cheese should be bubbling and the kitchen smelling amazing.

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Break the pastry open and serve warm with honey and black pepper, plus crackers for scooping.

SO DELICIOUS. It really is roll-your-eyes-back good. Promise, this will be the favorite appetizer of the night! 

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Looking for other easy holiday appetizer recipes?? Here are my favorites: 

How to Make an Easy Holiday Cheese Board

Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Pizza Dip Sliders

Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread.

Pastry Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie

Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates.

Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread

Lastly, if you make this Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 514 kcal

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  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
    2. Lay the puff pastry flat on a parchment-lined 10-12 inch baking dish/pie plate. Pile the cubes of cheese in the center of the pastry. Mix the rosemary and garlic together with your fingers, then sprinkle over the cheese. Drizzle with honey. Fold the corners of the pastry over the cheese. Brush the pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
    3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is deep golden brown and the cheese bubbly. 
    4. EAT and enjoy with extra honey, black pepper, and your favorite bread or crackers…or just with a spoon!
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  1. Just made this (after a few of my friends made it- and LOVED it) The only thing I would change- I wish I had made it earlier!! So good, pretty easy to make! My husband wants it next weekend too!!

    1. Hey Nicole,
      Happy Monday!! 💘 Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx

  2. 5 stars
    I have been wanting to make this and finally did last night. Absolutely Fantastic!! Everyone loved it!! Easy peasy recipe and so darn good, I can’t wait to make it again. Next time I just may have to make two as we WI love our cheese and this just knocks the ball right out of the park!!

  3. I have been wanting to make this and finally did last evening. Absolutely fabulous!! Everyone loved it!! Next time I am going to make two of them because we WI people love our cheese and this recipe knocks it out of the park!

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      Amazing!! Love to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, thank you so much for making it and your comment! xx

    1. Hey Shelley,
      Perfect!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks so much for trying it out! xx

  4. 5 stars
    I’m sure I’ve commented on this before as we’ve been making it for a while. It’s our go-to for parties and even just for us at home. I’m making it today while we watch football. So easy and the flavors are perfection. Don’t forget the course sugar on the top! I add extra garlic. So good!

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Sunday!!🪷 I love to hear that this recipe is always enjoyed and appreciate you making it so often! xT

  5. I just made this today and was very excited to try it, however I was very disappointed because the puff pastry under the cheese never cooked! 🙁

    1. Hi Nicole,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback! So sorry to hear about the puff pastry, was there anything you may have adjusted? Did you use just 1 sheet of pastry? Let me know how I can help! xT

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Happy Wednesday!!❄️ Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I am so glad it was a hit! xx

  6. 5 stars
    I was absolutely shocked at how simple this was to make given it tastes and looks as if it took hours to prepare! As a garlic lover I did use a decent amount more than the recipe called for and I probably only used about 3/4 of a lb of gruyere cheese as the full pound didn’t seem like it would fit. Came out delicious and I would absolutely make it again.

  7. Made it the other day and making it again tonight. I must say that it was “inhaled in about 15 minutes by six people. We all loved it. My only concern is there was no fresh Rosemary to be found at the store so I’ll be subbing the dried spice. I’m pretty confident it won’t make too much of a difference. The whole dish is so cheesy and delicious the essence of the Rosemary will come through. And yes, the honey adds a great touch. Mine is decrystalizing as I write this.

    1. Hey Susie,
      I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! 🎊🎈

    1. Hey Cynthia,
      Happy Friday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear this was enjoyed! xT