apricot havarti puffs

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, baking, Cooking Light, Dessert, Happy Hour at Home, holiday, recipes, Vegan

Sweet and savory, sweet and salty, sweet and spicy.


Pillowy doughy… sweet.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Those two up there were my taste testers.

The rest magically stayed intact. You need a couple taste testers, right?

You need to eat melty cheese every day now and then.

You all know I love my vegan havarti cheese. Not only is it a deliciously flavored havarti – it is a jalapeno garlic havarti. Such a great creamy savory flavor with a slight spicy kick, and it pairs perfectly with the sweet tart apricot.

These are the easiest thing to fling together 20 minutes before guests are set to arrive – ready to take out of the oven right as they walk in the door.

apricot havarti puffs

inspired by apricot blue cheese angels

dairy and egg free, vegan

makes 16 puffs

1 package vegan puff pastry / pastry dough
1/3 cup apricot preserves (about 1 teaspoon each puff)
2-3 ounces vegan havarti cheese 

Roll out pastry sheet, cut into squares (approximately 2-3 inch square). Slice havarti into one inch pieces. Spoon preserves into middle of square, top with havarti, fold all corners of dough into middle, pinching to close. Place in mini tart molds or directly onto parchment lined baking sheet, pinched edges down. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Three ingredients, couldn’t be easier or taste more decadent.



{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shannon Roche December 6, 2012 at 7:10 am

These sound so good! I love the new Daiya havarti and I am sure it pairs super well with the lightly sweet apricot jam!


2 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm

thanks, Shannon – isn’t the havarti SO good? I like it with the sweet…


3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 6, 2012 at 7:38 am

We have those same preserves here! I’m addicted to the strawberry. Which makes me want to make this with it and some Brie. I love an oooozy treat.


4 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I love these preserves… and a strawberry brie? YES please! with some fresh chopped basil?


5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Brilliant. I want to share a kitchen with you one day.


6 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm

we would have SO MUCH FUN!!


7 Ashley F. December 6, 2012 at 8:31 am

So easy and delicious-looking! I am in love with the vegan jack style cheese from Daiya – these would make an awesome vehicle for that!


8 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

yes, the jack would be great too – and they ARE so easy! :)


9 veganlinda December 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

I can’t wait to try this! I ordering some Daiya havarti from our buying club and this is going to be the first thing I make!


10 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I can’t wait to hear what you think of this pairing, Linda – and what you think of the havarti! cheers!


11 Lora @cakeduchess December 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

holy moly-I want to try your havarti cheese so badly. this is so lovely, Kristina. Perfect for a holiday cocktail party…or any party where I have a dish all for myself:)xx


12 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm

haa, I always like the way you think, my friend! I could eat a whole plate of these myself too… 😉


13 Heather (Where's the Beach) December 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Oh wow. You have no idea how much I could use those right about now! Incredible.


14 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I wish I could bring you some, Heather!! serious comfort food… XO


15 Jess @UsedYorkCity December 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I agree with your first statement…definitely need to eat cheese every DAY!:-) These look so scrumptious!


16 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm

YESSS! I knew I liked you… 😉


17 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Alright, alright, alright…you’ve convinced me! I will try the havarti.


18 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

yay! I hope you like it, that’s some pressure. 😉


19 Jennifer December 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

Hi! I wanted you to know how much I like your blog! I’ve even featured your Apricot Havarti Puffs on my holiday treats post. Check it out here: http://sunshinesteppingstones.blogspot.com/2012/12/holiday-treats.html. thanks for the inspiration!


20 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

thank you so much, Jennifer! happy holidays to you!


21 Heather @ Better With Veggies December 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

Oh wow – I love the sweet and spicy in this, I think this is going to be a little treat for our shopping list this week. :)


22 Kristina Sloggett December 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

oh YAY! I hope you love them as much as we did – enjoy!!


23 veganlinda December 15, 2012 at 8:55 am

They were a hit at the neighborhood Friday happy hour last night. We are the only vegans, but the omnis devoured them.


24 veganlinda December 15, 2012 at 8:56 am

Oh and I made them with peach fruit spread because I didn’t have apricot.


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