gouda crescents

Gouda Crescents

Time: 1 hour – Yield: 2 dozen crescents

Prep time: 35 to 40 minutes

Bake Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Yield: Makes approximately 24 crescents



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup (4-ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1 puff pastry sheet, defrosted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Apple jelly, optional
  • Hot honey, optional



  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the butter over medium heat. Saute the onions until they are soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the cayenne.
  3. Add in the cheese and mix well.
  4. Using a 2 ¼-inch biscuit cutter, cut the pastry sheet into medium-sized rounds.  Brush each round with egg.
  5. Add a teaspoon of the cheese mixture to each pastry round.
  6. Fold over in half, creating a half-moon shape, and seal the edges with a fork. Place on the prepared sheet pan.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Before enjoying, you can choose to add a drizzle of warmed apple jelly or a drizzle of hot honey. Warm the apple jelly in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat and warm just enough until it is able to be drizzled.