Pesto Pastries

These delicious little Pesto Pastries are the perfect accompaniment to serve with Christmas drinks this festive season.


Makes about 12

  • 1 large handful basil
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 sheets puff pastry, thawed


Preheat the oven to 220°C.

In a food processor, blend together the basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. While the food processor is still running gradually pour in the olive oil until smooth.

Spread each sheet of pastry with a quarter of the pesto. Roll up one side until you reach the middle, then repeat with the other side. Place on an oven tray and freeze for 30 minutes.

Slice each roll into 1.5 cm slices. Curl each slice into a semi-circle and place on a lightly greased tray. Bake in batches for 15-20 minutes.

Written by Andrea