How to make savoury apple-taleggio puff pastries

Did you know apples are the most popular fruit eaten in Germany? Apparently, four out of five Germans (79%) eat apples regularly. Most likely because it’s seen as a healthy food. I mean, you know, an apple day …

Apples are not only available year-round, but they also work absolutely perfect in the kitchen, from sweet to savoury.

If you have some apples at hand and wonder what to do with them you can of course decide for a classic apple cake, apple pie, tarte tatin or perhaps a homemade apple sauce (so delicious).

Quick Appetizer Recipe: Savoury Apple-Taleggio Puff Pastries

But you can also put your apples on a pizza. Seriously. Just think of gorgonzola, prosciutto, some caramelized onions, and apples. Yummy!

For a quicker version, I’ve put together these delicious savoury apple puff pastries with taleggio cheese. They are the perfect appetizer and come together in almost no-time.

Enjoy with a glass of bubbly or a gin tonic.

Quick Appetizer Recipe: Savoury Apple-Taleggio Puff Pastries

Recipe: Apple-Taleggio Puff Pastries

Serves 4

4 sheets puff pastries
1 red apple, cored and sliced
80 g taleggio cheese, crumbled
40 g parmesan, freshly grated
2 stalks rosemary
olive oil


Preheat oven to 220°C.

Slightly roll out the puff pastry rectangles towards the wide side. Place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Tuck in the edged by around ½ cm. Brush the sheets with olive oil, including the edges. Place taleggio cheese on the puff pastry then arrange the apple slices in a straight line, slightly overlapping each other. Top with freshly grated parmesan and sprinkle with rosemary needles and season with pepper.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the puff pastry has taken a light golden hue.

Serve immediately.