• Makes 16
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


Very easy and fast to make, these little appetisers will be a hit at your Christmas get together

Ingredients (makes 16 Squares)

  • 2 Sheets Puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup Smooth Ricotta
  • 1/4 cup Pesto (either fresh or jar is ok)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • Italian herbs (dried)


  1. Cut both sheets of pastry into 16 even small squares so you have a total of 32 squares. Then for 16 of those squares, cut a small square out of the middle of each piece
  2. Lay the whole squares on a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper, and place a square with the middle cut out of it on top of each of the whole squares to create a “wall’ around each one
  3. Mix the ricotta, pesto and salt and pepper together
  4. Brush each square with egg, then add a small dollop of ricotta mix in the middle of the pastry.
  5. Place a half of cherry tomato on top and sprinkle with Italian herbs
  6. Cook in a moderate oven (180 degrees) for 20 minutes or until golden and puffed up
  7. Serve warm or cold


You can switch these up by adding olives, yellow cherry tomatoes, basil etc. Have fun and play around!

  • These look great. Puff pastry is super versatile…


  • This looks yummm. I love experimenting with Puff pastry. I will add olives and cherry tomatoes with some fresh basil.


  • These Pesto & Ricotta Puff Pastry Squares look delicious. I have only recently become a fan of pesto, this is going to be added to my must try recipe list.


  • I’ve been searching for the perfect Christmas appetisers and these look great. Simple and quick, I believe everyone will love them.


  • Just a wonderful looking recipe! Thank you for sharing this.


  • great recipe to whip up when you have unexpected visitors – sounds super tasty and versatile to what you have in your fridge/pantry/garden – thank you for sharing your recipe


  • Yes indeed. Just what I need. Thanks.


  • I love this! So simple but they look like fancy canopes!


  • I wish I’d seen this recipe a couple if days ago!


  • how cute are these! Might make some tomorrow!!


  • Thank you for this, a great food item for parties too.


  • I would love to make this and recreate this dish it looks really nice!!!!


  • This looks like a wonderful idea. Nice that you can eat them cold too!!


  • This is an easy recipe that would be perfect for entertaining! Thanks!

    • Very easy and sure to impress. Glad you like the look of them, hope you enjoy the taste too!


  • I make similar cheese puffs and they go down a treat. Love the look of yours – the pesto sounds like quite a nice addition to this recipe.

    • Thank you! Got to love easy and delicious things to make – especially during the busy times of the year!

      • Absolutely! I am going to keep plain ones for the kids and your pesto ones for the adults!

      • Sounds good, but If they are like the kids in my family though, they too will eat the pesto ones!


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