These butternut squash pastries are scrumptious! I really love butternut squash, but I love crispy, flaky pastry even more. I could eat these pastries for a whole meal…and I almost did. They’re also incredibly easy to make. You really can’t go wrong with them!
To make these pastries, defrost some frozen puff pastry dough and preheat your oven to 400°F. Also cook a butternut squash (refer to my post on butternut squash risotto for a quick microwave steam method), and brown a chopped onion with some minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Chop up some fresh sage leaves too. Cut your puff pastry into squares.
Pile some of the squash onto half of a puff pastry square, but make sure to keep the squash away from the edges so it is easier to seal the pastry later.
Spoon some onions and sage on top of the squash.
Then, fold the pastry in half and crimp the edges with a fork.
Scramble an egg in a side bowl and brush it over the pastries. Also poke a fork into the top of the pastries to let steam out while they bake. It really doesn’t matter how ugly or oozy your folded pastries look…
…because they’ll end up looking beautiful anyway!! Bake your pastries for 15 minutes until they are golden brown. These pastries are so fun and fancy and delicious, I just know they’ll be a hit!
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I wondered what you were going to do with the butternut squash on the edge of your counter? Sounds yummy! Coming to DC. For a couple of days hope I get to sample one. M
You are very observant!