Overhead view of Pesto pastry twists surrounding a baked wheel of camembert on a round marble serving board.

Camembert Pesto Pastry Twists

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Serving Time Icon 1 hr 10 min
Serves Number Icon Yields 16

These easy-to-make Camembert Pesto Pastry Twists made with delicious Ontario Camembert and Mozzarella are the perfect appetizer for summer gatherings. We guarantee that there will be no trace of these addictive twists by the end of the night – they’re THAT good!

Prep 25 MIN

Chill 30 Min

Bake 15 Min

Ingredients

Basil Pesto Ingredients

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC), then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.


Step 2

Basil Pesto: In food processor, pulse basil leaves, cheese, pine nuts, garlic, salt, and pepper. With machine running, slowly drizzle in enough of the oil until smooth. 


Step 3

Using 1 pastry sheet at a time, unroll onto floured work surface. Spread pesto then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and pepper; pressing down lightly. Unroll remaining pastry and place on top and press gently to flatten and seal edges.
 

Step 4

Place camembert in centre of prepared baking sheet. Make an X on the top of the cheese to bread through the rind.
 

Step 5

With a pizza cutter or sharp chef’s knife, cut pastry in half lengthwise and then cut into about 1-inch (2.5 cm) strips to make 16 pieces. Twist each into a corkscrew shape; arrange on the prepared sheet around the cheese. Press the ends down on the paper. Chill about 15 minutes or until pastry is firm.
 

Step 6

Brush twists with some of the egg and sprinkle with parmesan. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden and cheese is soft. Pull back top rind of cheese and serve.
 

Tip

To help keep the cheese from oozing onto the twists, you can wrap the bottom of it in some foil or place it in a brie baker and place it on the pan. If the cheese oozes out, not to worry the twists will be extra tasty and have the warm cheese already on it to enjoy.

Nutritional Information

One Serving 1/8th Recipe

Calories 560
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrates 65 g
Fat 43 g
Saturated Fat 15 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 610 mg
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 1 g

Top 5 Nutrients: Selenium ≥42%DV, Niacin ≥39%DV, Riboflavn ≥32%DV, Vitamin B12 ≥28%DV, Folate ≥24%DV.

Nutritional Information

One Serving (2 tbsp (30 mL) of Basil Pesto)

Calories 250
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 0 g

Top 5 Nutrients: Vitamin K ≥39%DV, Manganese ≥22%DV, Calcium 10% DV, Niacin ≥8%DV, Riboflavin 5%DV.

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