After making butternut squash hand pies, I knew that they would translate really well into an hors d’oeuvre. I used a mini muffin tin to turn the puff pastry into small cups and then filled the cups with squash deliciousness. What I like best about these puffs is that you can eat them with one hand. It’s always a challenge to eat hors d’oeuvres off of a plate when you have a drink in your other hand. No plates are necessary for these!
To make these appetizers, pre-heat your oven to 400°F. Then, coat a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray. Cut some sheets of puff pastry into smaller squares that fit into your tin. Press the squares into the bottoms of the tin so they form little cups.
Fill those cups with some butternut squash, caramelized onions and garlic, sage, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese over the top. Bake the pastries for 15 minutes until they puff up and turn golden brown. Then, transfer the little cups from the muffin tin to a serving dish. The puff pastry holds its shape perfectly, making these pastries easy to eat in two or three bites. They are sure to be a hit!