Pistachio Pastries

Pastries stuffed with vegan cheese, golden raisins & pistachios.

These semi-homemade pastries are perfect for a dinner party not to mention so quick & easy!

I was inspired to make this from a dish that was super popular at a restaurant I used to work for. They served a pistachio encrusted goat cheese. I wanted to make it better for you & animal free!

What you’ll need:

  • Crescent Dough Sheet (original)
  • Treenut Cheese (Treeline garlic & herb) Found at Wholefoods
  • Pistachio Nut Meat
  • Golden Raisins
  • Pepper Jelly, Jam of your choice or Pear Syrup (I chose a garlic & onion jam from Trader Joe’s.)
  • (Optional) Rosemary oil olive
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Roll out your sheet & cut into squares. I wanted mine to be turnover style.
  3. Use your food processor & pulse 3/4 pistachios until thicker powder.
  4. Mix pistachio powder in with your whole package (6 oz) of cheese.
  5. Place dollops of your cheese on one side or corner of your crescent squares.
  6. Add additional whole pistachios & golden raisins on top.
  7. Fold over & use a fork to press pastries edges closed-securing the insides.
  8. Place on an ungreased baking sheet for 10-13 minutes.
  9. (Optional) Brush small amount of Rosemary olive oil over tops of your pastries.

Serve with a side of your favorite preserves for dipping or spreading. This tangy cheese reminds me of goat cheese/aged flavor & pairs delicious with wine. Add this to your holiday recipes or even to your girl’s wine night! It’s so simple yet special. Your friends won’t even know it’s completely Vegan.

I served this with a side of haricot verts for dinner for my boyfriend & it was perfect for that as well.

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