Meaty Mushroom Puff Pastry Cups appetizer recipe
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Meaty Mushroom Puff Pastry Cups

This is a delicious, hearty appetizer or side dish that's dairy-free and perfect for spring entertaining!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings: 8 people
Author: Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life

Ingredients

  • 1 package puff pastry sheets (2 sheets)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp tarragon, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dairy-free sour cream
  • optional: garnish of herbs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • Thaw puff pastry according to package directions. Once thawed, place flattened sheets onto a cutting board and use a 4" circle cookie cutter to cut out 18 circles. Then using a 2" circle cookie cutter, cut out center circles in half (9) of those circles. Place full circles spread out an inch or so apart onto the parchment paper-covered baking sheets. Brush each with egg wash. Top each of those with a pastry circle that has a center circle cut out. Brush each top with egg wash. Use a small knife or fork tines to gently place small slits on the puff pastry. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until the pastry has browned nicely. When done, remove from oven and let cool slightly at room temperature.
  • While the puff pastry circles are baking, heat butter over medium-high heat in a medium or large sauté pan. Once butter melts, add ground turkey. Sauté until just brown, about 2-4 minutes. 
  • Add mushrooms and garlic to the pan and sauté for another 2 minutes or so, just until the mushrooms and garlic soften. 
  • Add almond milk, thyme, and tarragon to the pan. Stir ingredients and sauté together for another minute or two. 
  • Turn off heat, then add lemon juice and sour cream to the pan, and stir filling ingredients together. 
  • Fill each puff pastry cup with a tablespoon or two with filling. Garnish with fresh herbs. Serve immediately. 

Notes

If serving this as an appetizer, it should serve 8 people at 2 puff pastry cups per person.