This Cheesy Jalapeño Braided Pastry is made with a sheet of puff pastry, fontal cheese, pickled jalapeños, butter, and baked to perfection.
Who said pastries had to be sweet? This is a Mexican style puff pastry braid made with a delicious cheese and spicy jalapenos combination. You will need to cut the sheet in a certain way, and braid after you fill it with cheese. This lovely pastry is then baked until golden brown. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it is absolutely delicious.
What you will need
Puff Pastry: You can use store-bought puff pastry or make your own. I opted to just buying the Pillsbury puff pastry sheet. You can usually find them near the dairy aisle.
Jalapenos: Since we are only baking for 10-15 minutes, I wouldn’t use fresh jalapenos or else your mouth will be on fire. Buy the pickled jarred sliced jalapenos!
Cello Cheese: I am obsessed with their new fontal cheese line. They have tons of different flavors and they melt perfectly for this recipe.
How to make Cheesy Jalapeño Braided Pastry
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Add the pastry sheet onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Mark the pastry at 1 ½” from both edges lengthways. Cut off two corners from the top and bottom (see video).
Using a sharp knife cut slanting strips along both sides of the pastry.
Spread a generous amount of sliced cheese down the center. Top the cheese with sliced jalapenos.
Fold both ends at the top and bottom over the filling, to prevent any spilling. Braid the rest of the way down the bread. See video.
Brush melted butter over the bread. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes.Print