Gouda Gems

Gouda Gems


  • 24 Ready-made puff pastry shells (found in your grocer’s freezer)
  • ¼ cup (1 oz) fresh finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Copper Leaf Harvest Blend Jelly
  • 1 T. snipped fresh parsley
  • 6 oz. Gouda or Brie cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • Fresh parsley leaves
  • Olive Tree Tuscan Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set out puff pastry shells. Brush lightly with 
olive oil. Lightly sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons of parmesan cheese. 
Combine pepper jelly and parsley, mix well. Place one cube of Gouda cheese 
into each shell, top evenly with jelly mixture. Bake 3-5 minutes or until 
jelly is bubbly. Remove from oven; garnish with toasted almonds and parsley 
if desired. Serve warm.

~Courtesy of Shannon Kimball