Take-out Tuesday, Pimiento Cheese & Bacon Puff Pastry Eggs

 

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Southerners will fry anything”

 

 

Yep, even pimiento cheese!  Whaaaaat!! 

These Pimiento Cheese Fritters are one of my favorites at a local marina

 

TDF…{to die for}

The balls of pimiento cheese are rolled in panko, fried, and drizzled with a heavenly sweet and spicy mustard sauce

 

The Masters golf tournament is coming up this week, and whenever I think of the Masters I think pimiento cheese! They’ve been selling pimiento cheese sandwiches to the fans since the tournament started, it’s part of the Masters tradition   ⛳️

Pimiento cheese is a Southern staple, but if you can’t stand the stuff, no worries, you can sub cheddar…

HH will be glued to the TV this weekend, so I decided to try making a warm pimiento cheese treat my own way, to bring the Masters to us

 

 

Okay, you might have to use your imagination…

 

 

These are supposed to look like Easter eggs…

You see that, right?  😂

 

 

Well, no matter what shape they turn out to be, they are hard to resist!

 

 

My “eggs” are stuffed with Smoked Gouda Pimiento Cheese, raspberry jam, and bacon

Possibilities are endless…

Orange marmalade, Swiss cheese, and ham

Fig jam, bleu cheese & chopped pecan

Bacon jam and caramelized sweet onions

 

Begin with spreading a thin layer of jam on a piece of puff pastry

Next add pimiento or grated cheese and spread into an even layer

Top with bacon and roll up

 

Once the dough was rolled into a log, shape it into more of an oval or egg shape by pressing down gently on the log

 

 

Slice and bake

 

 

Immediately after taking pastries from the oven, I gently pushed stray ends in and coaxed them into more of an egg shape

 

 

Serve them with eggs for brunch, as an app, or atop a green salad  😋

 

Pimiento Cheese & Bacon Puff Pastry Eggs

  • Servings: 12-14 eggs
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

5-6 slices bacon, cooked

1/2 – 1 cup Smoked Gouda Pimiento Cheese*

1/4 cup raspberry jam

Lay pastry on floured board and gently roll out to thin and to seal folded seams.  Spread with an even layer of jam.  Top jam with an even layer of cheese.  Lay bacon slices on top, parallel to the short side of dough.

Beginning with short side of dough, carefully roll into a log, as tightly as possible.  Once log is rolled, gently push down on log to form more of an oval shaped log.

Carefully cut log into slices with a sharp knife, beginning in the center of the log and slicing toward each end.  Lay the slices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet with space in between for expansion.

Bake at 400 for 12-14 minutes, until dough is cooked and golden.  Baking time will depend on size of slices.

*or any pimiento cheese or grated cheese

Smoked Gouda Pimiento Cheese

  • Servings: makes about 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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4 oz. extra sharp cheddar

4 oz. smoked Gouda cheese

4 oz. diced pimientos, drained well and patted dry

1/4-1/2 cup mayonnaise, preferably Duke’s

salt & pepper

red pepper, optional

Grate cheese.  Mix in pimientos.  Add mayonnaise in small amounts until you reach the consistency you like.  Season to taste.  Will keep in refrigerator several weeks.

You can see my favorite version of Pimiento Cheese here

 

Other pimiento cheese favorites

Pimiento Cheese Crostini with Praline Pecans and Maple Bacon Jam

 

 

Pimiento Cheese Cookies with Strawberry Icing

 

 

Pimiento Cheese Fondue

 

 

Pimiento Cheese Party Croissants

 

 

It’s so easy to make, but do grate your own cheese, much better flavor!

 

 

Happy Noshing!

for another printable version of Pimiento Cheese & Bacon Puff Pastry Eggs click here

for another printable version of Smoked Gouda Pimiento Cheese click here

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16 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Pimiento Cheese & Bacon Puff Pastry Eggs”
  1. Mary says:

    Pimento cheese is the Pâté of the South Jenna! I can only imagine how good your puff pastry eggs are with the sweet jam and salty bacon. We were just talking about whether or not the azaleas would be blooming at Augusta National for The Masters this year with the warm spring temperatures. The azaleas in bloom are as iconic as the pimento cheese sandwich 🙂

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  2. Jenna, you are speaking my language with your pimiento cheese and bacon puff pastry eggs…a must try for me! I only wish my hubby liked pimiento cheese! Happy Tuesday!

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  3. Stacey says:

    Oh mercy! I’d eat pimiento cheese on a squirrel’s leg! This looks so good to my dieting eyes. 🙂

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  4. Jodi says:

    OH GOODNESS Do they look amazing!!!!!

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  5. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Did you say, “if you don’t like pimento cheese?” WHAAA? Somebody wasn’t raised right if they don’t like the P.C. These look amazing, but I’d call them golf balls, not eggs. That way, your hubby will think you were thinking only of him!

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  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh we love homemade pimiento cheese here too but I love how you’ve jazzed it up Jenna . I read all the comments and I love Mary’s description and Leslie Anne would pass out at a negative thought on PC. Looks like a wonderful time to be at the beach house. Now I’ve got to make PC for the weekend……..Have a good day…

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  7. You come up with the best things! These look really spectacular! And delicious too!

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  8. I’ve only made Pimento Cheese once, it was GOOD! That’s probably why I’ve only made it once:@)

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  9. Miz Helen says:

    We love Pimiento Cheese and what a great idea to pair it up with bacon and eggs. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome dish with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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