1 sheet of puff pastry
2-3 Persian cumbers
6 oz goat cheese
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 lemon zest
heirloom tomatoes or any fruit available
1/2 cup sliver almonds or crushed walnuts or pecans
fresh mint or basil
1 lemon zest
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place puff pastry sheet flat on a baking tray and poke 8-10 holes all around the sheet with a fork.
Bake 12-15 minutes until golden and remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Meanwhile soften 6 oz of goat cheese with 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream. Add a hefty pinch of salt, pepper, and one lemon zest. Place thinly sliced Persian cucumbers on top of pastry, leaving half an inch of the sides uncovered. Pour cheese on top of cucumbers. Use any fruit such as pomegranate seeds, berries, heirloom tomatoes as the main topping ingredient. Generously sprinkle fruit on top of cheese. Chop 6-8 leaves of fresh basil and spread evenly through out. Finish it all up with either slivered almonds, chopped pecans, or pistachios for a healthy, colorful, appetizer to dazzle all your guests! To serve, using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut pastry into cubes.
As a variation, pastry can be cut into cubes prior to baking. Then stack with cucumbers and tomatoes. Top off with cheese crumbles and herbs.