Puff Pastry Bites

  • Yield: 10 puff pastry bites
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

These crunchy, savoury puff pastry bites made with Granny Smith apples, gorgonzola and hazelnuts mix classic flavours for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack.




As a Toronto-based holistic nutritionist and founder of a food and lifestyle blog, Jaclyn helps women develop healthier relationships with food and provides delicious recipes and wellness tips.


  • 2 USA Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup melted butter (divided)
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, removed from stem
  • 4 ounces or ½ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 6 sheets phyllo pastry, defrosted
  • Cooking oil spray
  • ⅓ cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • ½ tsp Aleppo pepper (or chili flakes)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ or 180 °C
  2. Prepare a muffin tin by spraying with cooking oil.
  3. Place the chopped apples into a large bowl and pour in 1 tbsp of the butter along with the thyme and gorgonzola. Mix well to combine.
  4. Use a knife to cut the phyllo into large squares that will fit your muffin tin.
  5. Layer three sheets of phyllo together, brushing butter between each layer so they hold together. Place each three-layered square over the muffin tin and press down gently.
  6. Divide the apple mixture into the phyllo pastry.
  7. Top each pastry square with chopped hazelnuts. Transfer to the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes, until crispy and lightly browned around the edges.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes in the pan and then carefully remove and place on a wire rack.
  9. Drizzle with honey and Aleppo pepper and serve immediately. Enjoy!