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Cheesy Jalapeño Braided Pastry

  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Cheesy Jalapeño Braided Pastry is made with a sheet of puff pastry, fontal cheese, pickled jalapeños, butter, and baked to perfection.


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, chilled not frozen
  • 5 oz fontal Cello cheese, cut into slices
  • 6-8 sliced pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tablespoon melted salted butter
  • 2 teaspoons everything but the bagel seasoning
  • Optional: Sour cream, for dipping


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Add the pastry sheet onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Mark the pastry at 1 1/2” from both edges lengthways. Cut off two corners from the top and bottom (see video).
  3. Using a sharp knife cut slanting strips along both sides of the pastry.
  4. Spread a generous amount of sliced cheese down the center. Top the cheese with sliced jalapenos.
  5. 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.
  6. Brush melted butter over the bread. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 380.1
  • Sugar: 8.2 g
  • Sodium: 211.0 mg
  • Fat: 10.0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.8 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 91.0 mg