← Back to Search Results
baking
Baked Pastry-Wrapped Olives

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

We love wrapping pitted green or black olives—or better yet, a combination—in premade puff pastry. The buttery dough envelops the salty; meaty olives to create a truly addictive combination. Make these ahead of time, freeze them, and pop them in the oven directly from the freezer. Make a lot—they tend to go fast!

Yield: Serves 15

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry (about 1 pound), thawed if frozen, but well chilled
  • About 30 large pimiento-stuffed green olives or pitted green or black olives

Directions

1. Lay the pastry on a clean work surface. Using a small, sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut fifteen 2-inch squares from each pastry sheet (30 total). Place an olive in the middle of each pastry square and gently roll the dough around it into a ball or simply fold the dough around the olive, exposing the olive through the sides. Place on an ungreased baking sheet or freeze for up to 2 months in a plastic container, making sure the pastry pieces don’t touch each other.

2. Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Bake the olives for 15 to 17 minutes, turning them once halfway through baking. The pastry should be a pale golden brown on both sides. If baking the olives straight from the freezer, bake for closer to 20 minutes. Serve hot. (Warn people to let them cool for about a minute before biting into one; they are very hot.)

Variations:

You can line the pastry with various flavorings before you wrap the olive. Consider any of these possibilities:

Finely chop 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, basil, or thyme and press into the pastry.

Press about ½ cup grated hard cheese into the pastry before you cut it into squares.

Add a very light sprinkle of grated lemon zest to the pastry.

Add a very light sprinkle of red chile flakes or cayenne pepper on top of the pastry.


© 2010 Jonathan King, Jim Stott, Kathy Gunst
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

174kcal (9%)
6mg (1%)
0mg (0%)
1mcg RAE (0%)
21mg
5mg
2g
0g
1g
14g
0mg (0%)
159mg (7%)
3g (15%)
12g (19%)
1mg (4%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

hot-sour-salty-sweet Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
new-american-table New American Table
by Marcus Samuelsson
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
usa-cookbook U.S.A. Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins
the-provence-cookbook The Provence Cookbook
by Patricia Wells
cooking-for-friends Cooking for Friends
by Gordon Ramsay
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
secrets-of-slow-cooking-creating-extraordinary-food-with-your-slow-cooker Secrets of Slow Cooking: Cr...
by Liana Krissoff
complete-book-of-indian-cooking-350-recipes-from-the-regions-of-india Complete Book of Indian Coo...
by Suneeta Vaswani
lucid-food Lucid Food
by Louisa Shafia
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
fresh-from-the-farmers-market-year-round-recipes-for-the-pick-of-the-crop Fresh from the Farmers' Mar...
by Janet Fletcher
fruits-of-the-harvest-recipes-to-celebrate-kwanzaa-and-other-holidays Fruits of the Harvest: Reci...
by Eric V. Copage
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?