Halloween Persimon® Bites

Halloween will soon be upon us and I’m loving the idea of making some fresh and tasty treats to share on this ghoulish night! Even  little mouths will love these fun pastry bites topped with scrummy ingredients.

Hosting a Halloween get together this year? Why not have these bites prepared ahead of time and then all that’s required is baking in the oven before your guests arrive! It’s a nice change to have seasonal treats that aren’t the sugary or fatty options found in the supermarkets. Prepare to impress your ghastly guests!

Preparation: 25 minutes

Cooking: 20 minutes

Serves 8         

No scares! These are suitable for vegetarians

4 Spanish persimon®

500g ready-to-roll puff pastry, thawed if frozen

Plain flour, for dusting

100g Cheddar cheese, grated

1 roasted or fresh red pepper

3tbsp peanut butter

A few pumpkin seeds or flaked almonds

3-4 strawberries, sliced

1 Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan oven 200°C, Gas Mark 7.

2 Cut 2 persimon® into round even slices, removing their leafy stems. Cut the remaining 2 persimon® into 6 wedges, again removing their leafy stems.

3 Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and stamp out rounds with a 7-8cm cutter. Arrange on greased baking sheets and sprinkle with grated cheese. Place a slice of persimon® on top of each one and sprinkle with a little more cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until puffed up and golden brown.

4 Cut out ‘fangs’ from the red pepper and arrange on top of the puff pastry bites.

5 With the persimon® wedges, carefully cut out a smaller wedge from each one, fill with peanut butter and arrange pumpkin seeds or flaked almonds on top to look like ‘teeth’, with strawberry slices to look like ‘tongues’. Serve at once.

Enjoy a spooktacular night!

*This is a collaborative post.

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